Do you love your resume? Do you see a future with it? If you feel like there is something lacking, the time to make adjustments is now, as you never know when your next opportunity may come knocking. Here are some tips that will help you make your resume irresistible for employers:
Get the Experience You Need for the Resume You Want
If you are dreaming of a job you just don’t have the experience for, now is the time to get the experience that the Hiring Managers want to see. Consider taking on new projects at work, volunteering or even finding a bridge-job that will connect your current experience to those you ultimately want to have. You can also find training programs or community college programs that can help you gain needed skills.
Use Tangible Contributions to Give Your Work Experience Heart
Given the short amount of time that a Hiring Manager will initially spend on your resume, you want to make your work experiences come to life. By simply adding tangible numbers and percentages to your achievements, you suddenly make your resume more than just a sea of words. Plus, it gives your abilities and achievements more definition, which makes them more memorable.
Don’t Let the ATS Hold You Back from Your True Destiny
You may not love it, but since most companies use some sort of Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to sort through the initial rush of resumes, it is something that should be in the back of your mind while creating your resume. The good news is that as long as you follow some simple rules, the ATS is pretty easy to get past.
Make It Personal: Craft Your Resume for Your Audience
Do you like receiving SPAM emails? Probably not. Consider a generic resume a type of SPAM that Hiring Managers receive and then quickly pass on. The resumes that get noticed are those that are personalized for the specific job they are applying for. Read the job ad thoroughly and craft a resume that matches the keywords, qualifications, and skills listed. Use market lingo and highlight what makes you the right candidate for that specific job.
Sometimes You Need A Little Help to Craft Something You Love
One of the best ways to craft a resume you love is to get some assistance from an expert. Hiring Advisors at staffing agencies, like AppleOne know what companies are looking for, and will be able to use their expertise to turn a good resume into something stellar. Even better, they won’t charge you for this assistance (and they will be able to get your resume into the right hands as well)!