When getting ready to be attacked or violated, most people are not paying attention and become victims of circumstance walking in dark alleys or carrying huge purses that shout to criminals, “Take Me!” Have you prepared your job search strategy such that you don’t should out, “Here I am, ready to be assaulted?” Resumes are a major component that needs defending. Let’s give you 5 tips to consider defending your job-winning resume?
- Tip #1 – Take a stance! One good way to ward off the resume criminals is to stand! A resume that is grounded and is sure of itself is sure to be safe. No longer is it acceptable to have one resume fit all solutions. Resumes are marketing documents that offer a solution to industries problems and pains and are specific to an industry. So are you in sales? Are you an administrative specializing within the medical field? Are you a recent graduate interested in expanding your career in public relations? To take a stance, stand within your professional field. Hiring managers can receive your resume better when they know who you are professionally.
- Tip #2 – Arm your self ! To defend your resume, you must be armed with skills. We all know that you have worked and followed protocol. If not, you would have been fired. But hiring managers are looking for people who do more than is required. How have you armed your self with career skills that protect like pepper sprays and mace? Where have you gone to extend your knowledge base beyond the basics? Do you read industry publications? Attend monthly professional lunches? To help your resume defend against being thrown away, a good defense is to have in your arsenal, training experiences, certifications, advanced knowledge from your career area to showcase on your resume.
Keep in mind that to get the attention of hiring manager and recruiters, you must be able to defend your resume demonstrating that you are a good fit for the company and culture within the field. Set your resume to defend itself with keywords, innovative formats, relevant demonstrations of your past ability to solve problems and savvy testimonies. A huge part of being able to defend your resume is to get your career communications together and be on the ready to showcase your specific skills.
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