How To Write A Job Winning Resume That Puts Yours On Top
Many people would love to get a better job. And most of these same people have
the proper training and skills to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, so many job
hunters have very poor communication skills. They are unable to clearly tell
potential employers about their job qualifications. In short, they do not have
good job seeking skills. In many cases, this prevents them from getting a high
paying job that they could easily do. Often, the job will go to someone who is
less skilled but who has written a eye-catching resume.
Often, job seekers have a few mistaken opinions about potential employers. They
believe that employers are able to easily separate the qualified job applicants
from the less qualified applicants. But this is likely not true. Sometimes there
are from 30 to 300 resumes for the same job. So the interviewer first does a
fast screening of all the resumes to eliminate as many as possible. The "good"
resumes usually make it through the screening process. Many times the best job
candidate is screened out due to a poor resume.
In today's business world there is often many qualified applicants applying for
the same job. What if, out of all of those who apply, one job seeker turns in a
skillful resume? Who do you think stands the best chance of getting the job?
It's the one with the "best" resume, of course. This is so often true even
through some of the other applicants may be better qualified for the job.
In order to get a good job you must communicate to the employer that you are
ready, willing, and able to do the job. So if you are capable of producing a top
notch job resume, you definitely increase your chances of getting a better job.
Virtually every potential employer will want to see a resume from you. The
resume will determine who gets a job interview. Your resume is a mini-statement
about yourself. After reading your resume the employer should have a better
"feel" for you as a person and as a potential employer. It serves to get acquainted
with the employer so that they can decide if they want to know more about you.
The resume is the first step, your introduction to an employer. First
impressions really do count. If you make a poor first impression, you'll never
get to step two - the job interview.
To the purpose of your resume is to make a good first impression. In effect,
your resume should tell the employer that you have good abilities and are truly
interested in working. This report will help you make that good first impression.
And it could very well help you to get the better job you're looking for.
All good resumes follow the same general basic guidelines. While there is some
flexibility in these guidelines, you don't want to stray too far from them. You
want a resume that is bold, exciting, and enticing. But not too much so. You
also want a resume that is somewhat conservative. In other words, it must be
bold. Not flashy. You must show that you have confidence in your abilities, but
not sound like a braggart. You must sound eager to do the job, but not desperate.
So there is a fine line that you must walk in order to produce the best possible resume.