Time to Refresh Your Resume
You once wrote an amazing resume and you have been sending the same one out for years. No matter how amazing your resume might be, if it’s out of date then it’s going to be out of mind. It’s time to refresh your resume. Luckily for you updating your resume will take less time than waiting for your Starbucks order.
New Year New Job Search
It’s a new year and you are ready for your new job search. You have chosen the best resume template and you have sent it off to as many companies as you can. It’s a great strategy and it makes you feel like you’re really doing something in your job search. But here is the rub – its far more likely to be a waste of your time, energy and perhaps money than anything else. Put yourself in the employer’s shoes, and it’s easy to pinpoint the reasons why.
Find Your Resume’s Focus
Before you start refreshing your old resume, clarify your job target. Your resume won’t do a good job of selling you without a clear vision of your career direction. It is better to develop different versions of your resume if you have more than one career interest. Is it hard to stay focused on what and how to list your accomplishments? Then start with some self-assessment tests or speak to a career counselor.
Details get noticed
Every job description contains clues about the specific experiences, skills and/or educational background. Take time to identify those characteristics and highlight them on your resume and in your cover letter. In other words, give the organization what it’s looking for instead of trying to do all or be all for the company that is seeking specific skill sets and characteristics.
Customize Your Resume
Customizing your resume(s) and cover letters take more time than the one-size-fits-all approach. It involves more research, more energy, and more work. But your chances for a positive payoff are much greater. Tailor your resume for the job so that you stand out instead of getting lost in a crowd of candidates.
Research Your Target Job
Thoroughly research your job target before writing the first draft of your resume. Especially if it’s been a while since you’ve been in the job market and talk to people in your target industry. Scour job postings to get a good idea of the qualifications those employers are looking for. If you see terms used frequently, they should probably be in your resume whenever applicable.
Carefully proofread your resume for proper grammar, punctuation, and word use. After it’s completed post your resume on a reliable job board as well as Cardinal Staffing Services where thousands of employers will see it, and you can apply for jobs easily.
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