Amala Eunice. resume. April 18th , 2017.
Resumes that have a ho-hum listing of job duties do not make the cut in a crowded employment market. Just filling in an MS Word template with your job description won't get the interview. Clearly show what you're capable of by illustrating what you've done in the past. Combine your accomplishments with your responsibilities in a features/benefits format that includes plenty of action verbs.
Even before the current recession began, Human Resources experts told us that most people are so nervous in job interviews that are too nervous to make a good impression in their first interview, and land a job on their second or third attempts. Another point the HR people reiterated is that the average resume ends up in the dont call pile somewhere from 90-95% of the time. Taken together, these points mean that if you use an average resume to apply for 10 jobs each week, the odds are that you that you wont get an interview until your ninth week, by which point you are so anxious and nervous that talk yourself out of a job, leading to another nine week wait for your next interview, at which you are more relaxed and might impress your interviewer and win the job. So it was no surprise when one study showed that the average executive or professional should expect their job hunt to take between 18 to 27 weeks. On one occasion in my own pre-resume writing business career, I found out by painful personal experience that these studies results were indeed accurate. Remember too, that both studies were done before the recession. The average job hunt nowadays, when even janitorial openings are getting 300 or more applicants, will likely take longer.
When the economy is in the dumper , unemployment is soaring, and you see your emergency funds dwindling while you try to find a new job, it may seem counter to your instincts to actually pay for help with your job search . This is true whether you are employed or unemployed, whether you are a new grad looking for your first job or a seasoned C-level executive: If you are looking for a new employer your competition is stiff! You're likely competing against many other job seekers for far fewer job openings. The longer you are in the job market, the more it costs you. Someone who is used to making $50,000 per year is losing $950 every single week that he remains without a job. From that point of view, could it be foolhardy to refuse help and keep struggling on your own, needlessly making your job search longer than it needs to be? Could it actually be a smart investment in yourself to work with a professional who knows how to get you noticed among the masses, can help you win interviews against the competition, and can help you negotiate a salary higher than before? Of course!
Mentioning 2-3 references can quickly add good weight to your resume. Before you sit to make your teen resume, you should collect the contact details of two or three important references. If you are known by influential people in an industry, it can have a good positive impact on the employer.
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