Tips For Creating A Killer Resume

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When one goes for an interview, the potential employer has no idea of who the applicant is. In some cases, the person applied to the ad while others used a headhunter or job site on the internet and matched their credentials for the position.

The first impression employers always look at is one’s resume. Given the many that apply, this usually takes about 30 seconds and so with the limited words, one must be sure that the resume is well written and grammatically correct.

The resume must say almost everything about the person. This should always start with pertinent information such as the person’s name, age, address, contact number and social security number. The details here are needed so if one is considered to be a potential employer, it will be easy for the company to get in touch with the applicant and be scheduled for an interview.

Next is the career objective which is the reason why the applicant wants to apply for the position. By putting a strong goal in mind and not a general one, the employer will see that this person has a direction which is why that person wants to work for the company.

The next section should include the relevant skills and knowledge one has had in the current and previous jobs as well as highlighting one’s major accomplishments. By putting in detail the things one has done in that position and experiences learned from it, that information is already basis for the employer to see the potential the applicant has for that position. It shows the qualities one possesses and the benefits one can contribute to the further growth of the company.

After that, the resume should show one’s educational background. Some companies prefer someone with a degree in a certain field, a licensed professional to do the job or one who possesses a master’s degree. By showing one’s credentials, it is a good indicator of the type of training one has possessed in school and the accomplishments one has achieved in the course of one’s career.

The latter section should provide details such as hobbies, interests and character references. Employers look at potential applicants who not only have the qualifications for the job but also those who also those who are well rounded. Being active in a certain organization and be seen as a leader in a group shows one’s social skills with others. Character references do the same and give people an idea how one performed working with that person.

There is no ideal resume. It depends on the job. It is an important step one must pass before being called for that first interview.

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Writing A Good Resume: 3 Savvy Tricks Most Candidates Miss

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writing a good resumeWhen writing a good resume, you need to see what other prospects don’t see and use strategies and tactics that they never even considered.

I know, I know… this sounds easier than it really is.

But trust me, all it takes is for you to look at writing a good resume from a completely different perspective—a new paradigm, if you will—and the results of looking at them from this paradigm can be life-changing.

Here are 3 savvy tricks for writing a good resume that the vast majority of candidates never thought of:

1.  Use Keywords

If you are familiar with internet marketing and search engine optimization, this tip on writing a good resume might have you scratching your head a little bit.  If not, I won’t get into the logistics of selling porn online and how phrasing your web content can equal reaching more eager customers, but basically, keywords are words that directly relate to the job and position you are applying for, or even to the benefits derived from said employee.

These keywords can and should be worked through your resume when describing your skills and experience.  Put them anywhere in the resume you can.

There are several reasons for this.  For one, if your resume is online, this will make it more likely to get picked up when employers or online recruiters are searching on the web.  Also, if the resume is in a computer database and the employer is searching using a software program, it will make it easier to find it there as well.

Finally, even human readers pick up on keywords.  The scanning of a resume can be likened to a computer search in that the brain is preparing itself and searching for certain keywords that signal a likely candidate.  The keywords will jump out at them and warrant a more extensive look at the resume.

Not to mention the subconscious power of linking your name to these words.  Keywords are critical for resumes, and most candidates would not think of this in a million years.

2.  Use Advertising and Marketing Strategies

It is essential that you get used to think of getting hired as a marketing campaign and keep this in mind for writing a good resume.  Start learning about successful strategies used by top marketers and advertisers.  Read marketing books. Learn to think like these people.

It will not only help you learn writing a good resume that has an impact but will help you in your entire career and indeed every aspect of your life.

3.  Write Great Copy

When it comes to high impact marketing skills, writing copy is perhaps the most valuable any marketer can have, and it is not hard to see how this plays into writing a good resume.  Valuable copy sells in a way that does not seem to be trying and pulls the subconscious triggers that spark curiosity and create attraction.  While writing a good resume will not land you a job, powerful copy will certainly help it achieve its goal of landing you an interview.

Do you see how thinking outside of the box can teach you about writing a good resume that puts you in a completely different league than the competition? If you’ve ever seen how powerful this type of mindset can be, you know what I’m talking about.

Tell us about your experience with writing a good resume in the comments below.

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