Resumes have one purpose, and one purpose only: To get you an interview. No one’s going to take one look at it and hire you. In fact, it’s challenging enough to get that one look, and even if you do chances are you’re going to get about 10 seconds of attention before a manager decides whether she wants to learn more about you — or not.
Writing effective resumes can be a grueling process. Note I said “effective.” Anyone can pull together something in an hour, then send it out to 100 employers. But, chances are they’re not going to get many bites. (Yes, there are exceptions.) To get someone’s attention, you have to create an approach that’s specific to their needs and their business. That takes some time and thought.
To help you, we’ve compiled 10 articles that can give you a good start. If you want to see more, just click here.
- Study the Job Description Before Applying
- You Must, MUST, Customize Your Approach if You Want to Get the Job
- Customizing Your Resume Increases Your Chances
- You’ll Stand Out By Giving Employers What They Want
- How to Deal with Employment Gaps, Bad Credit and Bad Bosses [DiceTV]
- Your Resume’s Key is a Strong Career Summary. Prepare to Write
- Surviving Applicant Tracking Software
- An E-Mail From a Hiring Manager
- When the Hiring Manager Doesn’t Read Your Resume
- Three Reasons No One is Asking You In For an Interview
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