Resumes are not a one-size-fits-all commodity. The resume that you submit should be tailored according to the role to which you are applying. For example, a forklift operator could highlight experience, training, concern for safety, and the ability to follow protocol. A social media marketing specialist could showcase the candidate’s online presence and provide hypertext links to online profiles and social networks.
PrideStaff North Atlanta shares the following valuable tips to help you craft a stellar resume:
- Lifehack stresses that most resumes are now viewed online and should be viewer-friendly. Use easy-to-read fonts such as Georgia not Times New Roman and remove indents that can cause the reader’s eye to wander.
- Linda Spencer, assistant director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension states that the average employer takes approximately seven seconds to review a resume. Highlight your value to the employer and how your experience can benefit them. For example, your stellar safety record and lack of work-related mishaps will guarantee your employer less expense in terms of absences or equipment replacement costs.
- Add a link to a YouTube video to your resume or your social media profile. According to Lifehack, 45 percent of employers view candidates online. You can fit a lot more information in a one-minute video than you can write on a one-page resume. Your employer can meet you, and you will certainly make an impression.
- Combine modern technology with tradition. Ensure that your resume reflects your achievements, rather than a simple description of your past roles. If you can quantify your achievements, provide data. For example, an increase in sales might have been the result of a change you implemented. Avoid clichés such as multi-tasking, flexible, and hard working. Eliminate any spelling or grammatical errors.
Tailor both your resume and a cover letter to the particular job. Both should be equally impressive. Stand out by focusing on one point that highlights your benefit to the firm. Clearly state it and eliminate other less important points.
For more advice on creating an appropriate resume, job seeking, or to learn about the services PrideStaff North Atlanta offers, contact us today. You can also find additional resume tips and advice at www.myatlantacareer.com. For in person advice, stop by one of the resume workshops at Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking (see www.rumcjobnetworking.com for information on dates and times). We look forward to hearing from you!