That's the bad news - the good news is that, with a little extra effort, you can create a resume that makes you stand out as the best candidate for a job you are seeking. The first thing you want to do is avoid all the common resume pitfalls. Check the spelling. One word that is misspelled will KILL your chances right away.
Make sure your resume is not too general and that it is targeted to the particular job you are applying for. If you want to really stand out above everyone else - you MUST do these additional steps.
1. Make sure your resume is accomplishments-driven instead of duties-driven.
These are the issues you must be able to get across in an effective and creative way.
2. Get rid of your Objective statement.
Here is another mistake that is commonly made. Every employer already knows that you want the job, that's why you sent your resume, right?
Sounds simple but almost everyone does this.
3. Have an outstanding resume design!
One of the most important factors in getting your resume noticed is a great design. Don't let your resume go unnoticed because you use a generic template. Having a professional resume writing service prepare your resume will put you way ahead of everyone else.
You must be able to show your personality with your resume.
I have showed you how you can get your resume noticed. It takes a little extra effort but it's a MUST if you want to stand out from the crowd.
Uncertain Times and Major Layoffs - How to Prevail in Today's Economy
By Scott Sorweid
There are a few things you can do today to get the edge when it comes to your employment.
A recent article written in Fortune Magazine has concluded that for every 1 job opening there are 100 people who apply.
However, I am not writing this to deliver the dreadful news on the economy; I'll save that for the major television networks. With the right attitude followed by the correct actions you will be well on your way to improving your job situation.
Make sure you have a professional resume. Submitting a "lights out" resume will ensure that you will be on the very top of the pile.Recruiters on average spend just 10 to 30 seconds looking at each resume they receive.
Of course recruiter's are looking at more resumes than ever before. To stand out above other applicants you must have a well written resume that showcases your skills and achievements. A well designed resume in equally important. Just a little color and personality goes a long way. A small investment such as having your resume professionally written and designed will make a big impact in your job search.
Networking is another important avenue to consider. The more people you meet the more opportunities you will have. A lot of people stress the need for networking but many don't know how to accomplish this.
It's not difficult and doesn't have to become a chore. A good resource to utilize is Craigslist.com. There you will find networking groups with like-minded people who might have ideas you never thought of.
It might seem impossible but you really can find your dream job today and improve your current job situation. It will take a little more effort and time but with the right mindset and actions it can be done.
To your success!