The primary goal of your resume is to market yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It is a brief advertisement or a “snapshot” of who you are with the intent of securing an interview. It is not an autobiography but a marketing document. Since your resume is the main tool in your employment search, it has to be carefully written.
Employers receive hundreds of resumes when they publish a job opening. Eventually they all start looking the same so your resume must stand out from the rest of the crowd. The key is to focus on not only responsibilities but also accomplishments. Employers are looking for employees that can make a difference in the organization.
There are many creative and professional techniques that you can use. Always make sure it’s brief and to the point, hiring managers don’t have time to read every resume thoroughly and carefully. Be truthful but it is best to have numerous versions of your resume and to customize the wording to fit the job for which you are applying. Use keywords related to that job to help create a stronger connection between your resume and the hiring manager. Put a concise summary and a list of your skills including detailed software skills at the top of your resume so they are easily seen and read.
BigInterview.com created an excellent list of 12 great resume tips. We highly recommend you read them carefully and consider their advice and see how you can improve your resume.
Highlights From the 2016 HR Southwest Conference
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2016 Award Winner – Best Staffing Firms to Work For
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The Gift of Giving
Here at Financial Additions, we support and donate to various charitable causes throughout the Metroplex year round. We know that the Holiday Season can be tough for a lot of families, and that’s why in the Season of Giving we wanted to do even more. Along with our annual donations to the Make A Wish […]
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Financial Additions is proud to support PurpleStride – Run/Walk to fight Pancreatic Cancer. Join our team in supporting the fight to find a cure for this devastating disease. We are looking forward to raising awareness and participating in this excellent cause. Sign Up Here!
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As the 4th quarter of 2014 winds down, we are excited that this year has been filled with many new jobs and expanding opportunities for Metroplex finance and accounting professionals. The 2015 North Texas employment market is shaping up to be vibrant and fast growing. There are several indicators that support our high growth assertion […]