Companies can get hundreds of resumes for every open position, and they look for any excuse to delete you out of the running to narrow things down. So, with tough competition and potentially hundreds of applicants, it is more important than ever that your resume shows your unique value and is perfect in order to survive the initial tests. You have only 10 to 20 seconds to capture the readers interest!
- Is your resume concise and shows your expertise in a compelling way? Are you selling yourself the best way possible?
- Is it tailored to your target job/job posting applying to?
- Does it contain the right key buzzwords so it is searchable in a job board or database search?
- Is it formatted properly so it is easy to read?
- Does your resume sell your skills and explain how you can solve a company’s problems?
The goal for your resume is to get you an interview.
The goal for the interview is to get you the job.
Your resume must convey to the reader what makes YOU unique. What makes you stand out from other applicants? It must showcase your credentials and expertise, so that the reader can see why you are the best candidate for the job. It must have strong content and a good visual presentation. Information must be focused on job requirements, presented in the most easy-to-read way, and must contain solid documentation of achievements and education.
When you have a professional resume written:
- Your job search is shorter.
- Your resume and cover letter stand out from your competition.
- You show employers how you can meet their specific needs.
- You will get calls to interview for the types of job you really deserve, perhaps getting multiple offers.
- You will receive higher compensation in your new position, and you will get paid what you’re really worth!