Take your Resume from Drab to Fab!

12 Sep

I-CareerSearch can help you land your next job - FAST!Oh, the power of a quality resume! If you’re new to the job market, and you’re busy applying for open positions but aren’t hearing back – you’re resume is most likely is the culprit.

What are employers looking for in a quality resume? How do you possibly compete with other people with your skills and experience, and come out as the winner?

Here are three tips you can “take to the bank” when it comes to giving your resume a most-needed make-over.

1. Don’t get fancy – just get dancy! Use easy-to-read fonts when creating your resume. Choose to use bold letters to highlight important information only. Candidates who attempt to write their own resume tend to believe the more ornate fonts will impress the hiring manager. Make it readable, or don’t get hired.

2. One size does not fit all. It seems like a good plan to create a generic resume, and then email blast it to every employer on the planet. Guess again! In today’s job market, your resume must be customized for each position you apply for. The prospective employer wants to know about your relevant skills and experience – and most importantly, what you accomplished during your previous jobs. Give them what they want.

3. Use keywords in your resume. Review the job description for the position you’re applying for. You’ll see there are select words and phrases the employer uses to describe their ideal candidate. Take those very words and incorporate them in your resume. You’ll be amazed when the phone rings and you’re invited to interview.

Remember, only apply for jobs that you are qualified to perform. If you don’t meet the minimum qualifications for a position, don’t waste your time. If you’re not happy with the positions you are qualified for, consider going back to school, or enrolling in occupational training.

Good luck with your job search!

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