Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Candace Davies on Updating Your Objectives and Resume
Following are several tips you can follow to ensure your resume is up-to-date and top-notch:
1. Check your career objectives. Are they the same as they were during your last job search?
Ensure that your resume will reflect the industry or profession that you are seeking. It is important to remember that a resume is not just simply a history of your employment. The resume and cover letter needs to reflect and target the position that you are seeking.
Most career changers have a tough time with this, that is why they seek the help of a certified resume writer.
2. Is your resume format outdated and uninspiring?
It is important to remember that as you grow in your profession, you must also have a resume that will reflect your professionalism. There are so many great sophisticated formats today that will allow you to highlight your achievements. The days of the old boring standard resume formats are history. You need to stand out from the hundreds of resumes that are received by an employer on a daily basis. Creativity, eye-catching formatting, and the ability to use keywords effectively is what will get you in the door. You can review our samples by clicking on this link:
3. Have you added new employment, skills, and accomplishments?
Keeping your resume fresh and up-to-date is essential; you never know when an opportunity will arise. Do you really want to miss out because you were not prepared? Ensure that your added responsibilities or even promotions have been reflected on your resume. Accomplishment are critical to include in your resume, don't miss this important ingredient.
4. Job lingo and keeping your keywords up-to-date.
It is probably unbelievable to most people, but industry jargon, buzzwords, and technology changes almost daily. Make sure that your resume is peppered with these keywords. It helps to review job postings and even school district web sites. This will keep you updated on the latest trends in keywords and even in interviewing techniques.
Keeping your resume and cover letter updated and “ready to go” is a great way to ensure that you do not miss out on opportunities that may arise.
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