Write the Perfect Resume

Job search, like fashion, is a continuously evolving process. With resumes, you may hear conflicting information regarding formatting, length, content, headings, contacts, references… The lists are never ending. When constructing your resume, there are some key facts that do not change.

Most importantly, your resume does not get you the job; it is the key to getting the interview. The interview is what gets you the job. On average, resumes receive about 30 seconds of review before being firmly placed in the “No” or “Maybe” pile. At this phase in the hiring process, employers may have received hundreds of resumes; their first step is weed out any applicants who are not qualified or are overqualified. After the initial sorting, another culling may occur. Their goal is to have only 2-8 final applicants when they reach the interviewing stage.

Your resume has to be eye-catching and informative in a way that inspires the reviewer to refer you to the hiring authority. John Hallison offers a wonderful article “How to Match Your Resume with the Job Description”, published via careerfocuscafe.com, linked below.

The more closely your skills, education, and experience matches the job description, without appearing overqualified, the more effective your resume will be.

Use these resources below to assist you in the development of your resume.

Websites:
How to Write a Resume.com
Resume Help.org
Resume Builder Online.org
Interactive Tutorials, Examples, and More (GCFLearnfree.org)
Resource – Resumes That Work (Harvard Kennedy School)
Article – How to Hide Resume Mistakes (Fox Business)

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