Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Word Resume..In Your Resume !!!

One simple tip for your resume is to actually put the word "RESUME" in your resume because if a hiring manager or a resume applicant scanner was to pull or google a certain type of resume often they put in something like " Controller's Resume". I read recently, it just gives you that one more simple way of getting noticed. I usually put it on top of page 2 when I create a resume and it reads : RESUME (Page 2). I put it directly under the name!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Understanding Your Target Audience In Writing A Resume

When writing a resume, it is critical to understand your target audience. By pinpointing at least 3 key things that your target audience would need to know about your ability and how it relates to what they are seeking in the position, you are creating a more strategic resume. I always recommend to put this on the very top of your resume. Not in a objective statement but in a career profile summary. Keep it short and concise. If you would like a free review of your resume to ensure it is strategic, please email me at jodyhughes4@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Resume Discount and Monthly Promotion Give Aways!

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Once we hit 225 Fans on our company FaceBook Fan Page, I will be giving away a free service that could lead you to your new career! Send this out to all your friends, family and associates, graduating students. Anyone that needs help with their career search such as resume writing, interview coaching, cover letters & more. Become a fan and you could be the next winner. Watch us daily! I will be running this promotion monthly with values ranging from $40.00-$225.00! I will be announcing it on FaceBook, so please stop by and become a fan as well as more tips and information on resume writing services! Thank you, Jody

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As always wishing you the very best!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Take Time To Study The Organizations Website

When creating a resume or cover letter, make sure you STUDY THE ORGANIZATIONS WEBSITE! It will give you insight tips on what they value, their mission statement, their goals essentially what they are looking for in a employee. Some websites even have valuable videos that you can study. By learning what the company is focused on and their BUZZ words, it will equip you to market yourself more strategically on your resume. Anytime a client asks me to write a resume, I always ask them to please suggest one organization that they would like to submit a resume to. That way I can create a strategic resume for them, giving them the cutting advantage and it also is created to allow them to make changes to it as they apply to each position.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

NBC news just released an article that stated for 2011 "the smartest job seekers create essentially a new resume for each job opening, going so far as to take keywords out of actual job descriptions and working them into their resume", stated NBC news. Are you doing that for your search? It really makes sense if you stop to think about it. Not only do many organizations have applicant tracking systems where they pull resumes from key wording but once it gets into the hiring manager hands, they want to see a resume that point out to accomplishments that are specific to the job opening and to you as a professional! If you need help with your resume so that it is structured with key wording, please contact me ASAP!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Get Your Email Right! Be Professional

I know this sounds very basic but I have seen so many resumes of individuals that put CRAZY, UNPROFESSIONAL emails on their resumes that they are sending to potential employers! As a former recruiter the first thing I see at the top of the resume is how to contact them and if it was a weird email, I would always hesitate. Please, be professional with this. You will not be taken seriously if you do not have a email, voicemail or answering machine and please make that professional ( don't have kids singing in the voicemail or something corny like that)! It is always a good idea to ditch the "cute or funny" email address and make it professional with something like just your name, you can go to GMail or Hotmail to create a free account for your resumes.