Do you feel that your resume is pretty good, but you are not able to secure any interviews? If you are a pretty good writer, it may be very good to have your resume critiqued. This may require an investment on your part, but may be well worth your time and effort if fine tuning your resume helps you to secure interviews.
Let’s take a look…..
One. Look at the visual appeal from a distance. Does it look good? Do you see clear demarcations highlighting your job title, company name, dates, and locations of job descriptors…. inconsistent placement makes you appear less than honest and at the very least you will be perceived as someone who does not proofread.
Now let’s look at the content…….
- Can you say that your resume meets these qualifications EXCELLENTLY, FAIRLY or POORLY?
1.Is the targeted job position included in the first sentence in your professional summary section?
2.Is your resume well constructed and summarizes your expertise in a nutshell?
3.Are your primary targeted skills, attributes, and qualifications included?
4.Does your resume contain heavy-hitting, marketing-savvy, impactful statements?
5.Have you used varied sentence types that entice the hiring officials to want to read the rest of your resume?
6.Have you used applicable keywords and industry-specific keywords for your profession infused within your resume?
- Check these additional bits and pieces of information on your resume?
1.Does your resume target an employers’ needs with matching qualifications demonstrating a fit between your qualifications and their needs?
2.Is the most important information listed in the top one-third section of the resume?
3.Are your employment gaps skillfully handled?
4.Does your resume go back no more than 15 years?
5. Does your resume play up your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?
6. Have your technical skills and other relevant proficiencies pertinent to your job/career identified and included in your resume?
- Well, let’s make sure that your resume includes the following…
1.Does the first bullet under each job/career area include your most important responsibility in each position?
2.Does each description begin with an action verb and include as much specific information as possible, including percentage of success, amounts of money, and numbers of persons collaborating to complete a tasks.
3. Does the resume include the areas of success that you are most proud to discuss?
4. When read, does each descriptor showcase comprehensively offering a full understanding of what you accomplished.
5.Is each word on your resume concisely mentioned. Are only the most necessary words listed on the resume. Have you deleted any unnecessary words. Is the content on your resume simply stated?
We offer an 8-page resume critique to assist you. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Be sure to ask for your free welcome kit, contract job lists, and free career books.
Mark Anthony Dyson, MAEd/AET has stated: Debra Ann Matthews,MA,JCTC is one of my guests for next week’s episode on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as we discuss cover letters. She allowed me to play devil’s advocate, but I think it will clarify misconceptions about cover letters and provide some real help. Listen on his podcast at http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/
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