Your resume is the first opportunity you have to create a good impression. Beforewe meet you in-person, we’ll review your resume and from there decide whether or not you are a good fit for the position.
This means that for an exciting open position, a boilerplate resume just isn’t going to cut it. You need to stand out from the competition and use the opportunity to your advantage. Your resume is a strategic marketing tool for highlighting your personal brand. If done right, you can showcase your skills and achievements, communicate your value and take the first step in securing the ideal placement.
Our Top 5 Resume Writing Tips
Make sure that your resume content catches their attention and conveys why you are a candidate worth interviewing.
A quick Google will give you more information than you could ever need about writing a resume. But we suggest you keep it simple. Rather than trying to capture every small detail about every job you’ve ever had, focus on the bigger picture. Tailor your resume to the job that you want, and use the opportunity to showcase your skills and experience in such a way as to show that you are the ideal candidate for the position.
Showcase Your Career
TrajectoryYour resume should offer a glimpse into your future, it’s not just a retelling of your past accomplishments.
Your resume shouldn’t be too detailed. Rather stick to what’s relevant and marketable for the types of jobs that you are interested in and promote the skills that you enjoy using.
Instead of writing a list of past job descriptions, try to focus on value that you have added in previous jobs by writing about your achievements.
While your resume is not a confessional where you “tell-all”, it must be an honestreflection of your achievements. There is some space to get creative, but don’t lie.
Strive for Originality
Don’t download a resume template, fill in the blanks and hope for the best. Take some time to think strategically about your personal brand and career aspirations then use that to inform your resume approach.
There are companies that specialize in resume-writing and have an established track-record of helping their clients land first interviews. If you consider that theycan help you land your dream job, then the cost of the services is well worth it.
How We Use Your Resume
Finding ideal placements for strong candidates.
Your resume may be used in several different ways, including:
- Evaluating your education, skills and experience to match them to an open position
- As a benchmark to compare you against your competition
- Confirming your salary expectations
- Answering questions about your education, skills or experience
- Making a decision about whether to invite you back for a second interview
- Referring you to another department or affiliate for other open positions
At Flexible Staffing our goal is to match candidates to exciting, fulfilling career opportunities that are a good fit for their personality, skills and experience.
To find out how we can help you progress in your career, get in touch today.
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