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Sitting at your computer wondering if your cover letter will even be read by the hiring manager? Have some important information you need to communicate to the hiring manager, but the resume isn't the appropriate place? Use these three strategies to ensure your resume is read by the hiring manager EVERY time.
Know the expression, 'If the shoe fits, wear it'? Well, a great rule of thumb for job search 2.0 is, 'If the resume fits the job description, use it'. If it doesn't, then tailor it to the specific position for which you are applying and to your strengths.
Today's job market demands more from job seekers. You can't get by on the same sloppy resume that would have gotten your foot in the door two or three years ago. In fact, the styles/trends/content have changed dramatically in the past year alone. So why are you still using an objective?
Wishing there were a secret to landing your resume at the top of pile? Or how about when the hiring manager scans your resume and he or she immediately places you in the "call for interview" stack -wouldn't we all like to be there? Here is one strategy you can implement in your resume today to start receiving more results tomorrow.
We all want the coveted call back and no one likes to spend hours sending out hundreds of resumes, only to feel the desperation of no return calls. Before you start feeling hopeless or shred your resume apart for the 20th time just to start over, check out these three strategies to make sure your resume is right on target.
What elements make up a good resume? Try on this list: brevity, clarity, positivity, attractiveness-and truthfulness. Your resume is your calling card to hiring managers and human resource departments. Because it represents you, two things are paramount.