2014-03-28 by Samantha
Finding a job is no easy task these days. In fact, unemployment rates have risen dramatically in the past few years. Given the current economic situation in our world, everyone knows that if you have a good job, it is a good idea to prove yourself worthy of keeping it. Job seekers are desperate, overwhelmed, and many are feeling hopeless. However, there is a way to increase your chances of getting a job. Having the right resume makes all the difference.
At one time, perhaps this document was only a list of education and previous experience, but now it has become much more than this. Writing an effective resume has become an art. In fact, experienced professional resume writers have found themselves swamped as people have begun to realize how a powerfully written resume can help them land a job that dozens are applying for.
Start by making sure that you are writing with an objective that can meet the employers needs. Talk a lot about what you can do personally to benefit the company and how you have benefited other jobs in the past by what brought to the table.
Similarly, you should take care to list your past experiences not just as jobs, but as accomplishments. Tell the prospective employer how you made a difference at your last position. Turn your relevant work history into a list of accomplishments that will make you stand out from others with similar experience.
Also keep in mind that you need to stick to relevant information. List only jobs that are relevant to the current job in question and do not include skills that do not pertain to this topic. Otherwise, the resume can get confusing to the employer as they wonder why you are applying for a managerial position when you have teaching experience.
Make use of bold lettering for important experience, education, and other qualifications so that these things will stand out. Keep in mind that employers are busy, and they likely have other resumes to get thorough, too, so they may not spend a lot of time on yours. Make it easy to see your qualifications without reading every word of the document. While this can be helpful, be careful not to overuse it either.
Above all, make it unique and interesting. If your resume is boring, too long, or too wordy, no one would want to read it, much less a busy employer. Make it your brand, and a reflection of your personality, and use a little creativity to make it stand out from other resumes that he may have in hand, and make it interesting enough so that he reads through it without even realizing what he is doing.
If you can accomplish these few things when composing your personal resume, you may just find that you land that dream job. It really is not rocket science, but it is an important detail of the process that many underestimate. Take it seriously and spend a little time making yours stand out from all others.
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