Let Your Resume Shine

//Let Your Resume Shine

Everyone knows what a resume is, but not everyone knows that certain things are mandatory when dealing with resumes. To most, they seem like common sense, but we’ll spell them out anyway just in case there is someone reading who does not know.

  1. Make a Great First Impression – Show the employer that you are the ideal candidate with a well written, organized and concise resume and cover letter that is perfectly tailored for their position directly.
  2. Use Spell Check – This sounds like common sense right? You would be surprised how many applicants submit resumes to HR with all kinds of grammatical errors killing their chances of obtaining an interview.
  3. Use Other People – Spell check is computer based and although it will catch many errors it will not catch them all. Why not have your own personal committee who will help and review your resume along with you. They may catch mistakes that you as the writer may have overlooked.
  4. Utilize Key Words – This is your bread and butter. The job announcement or job positing is filled with the magical key words and key phrases that HR will be looking for within your resume. It is in your best interest to identify them and make them appear all over your resume where they fit in past jobs as well as your present position.
  5. Focus on Accomplishments – Here is where you can make your biggest impact. Your competitors most of the time are just listing their routine duties. You can go above and beyond by showing the employer your accomplishments on the job. Break out statistics. Show how you serve over 500 customers weekly or how you facilitate 4 workshops on a monthly basis. Whatever your line of work or profession, identify how you can stand out from the pack with achievements or accomplishments.

By | 2018-06-07T17:58:55+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Hennither Gant is a warm, engaging speaker who intertwines HR expertise with entertaining stories and insightful observations.  Audiences love her for she provides abundant information and knowledge in an interesting manner.  Her enthusiasm for the management of people in the workplace makes her a sought-after panelist, trainer, and keynoter. Hennither’s expertise stems from her role as owner and chief human resources officer of the Baltimore-based firm Career Image Solutions.  Hennither is particularly passionate about issues of hiring, career development, diversity, gender, cultural sensitivity, and performance management.  When issues arise with her clients’ employees, she implements innovative and creative solutions.

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