Saturday, January 22, 2011
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
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.