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.
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 […]
PurpleStride – Run/Walk to fight Pancreatic Cancer
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!
4Q Quarterly Hiring Market Survey
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 […]
Opening Day Means a New Start … For Your Career
Today was Opening Day for the Texas Rangers. This is a national holiday for some and a chance to enjoy a day at the ballpark with their dad, a spouse or even the entire family. Just hope the boss isn’t watching on TV, right? Today is also a reminder of new starts to a new […]
Secrets of Happy Employees
Fast Company recently published an article called “Secrets Of America’s Happiest Companies”. In the article, it states disengaged workers cost the U.S. economy $350 billion a year in lost productivity. And they show the happiest companies boost morale and the bottom line. They list 5 Rules of Happy Employees as well and that is our […]
Leadership: Going Good to Great!
Recently came across an article from Peter Economy on Inc.com titled, “Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great”. And with the NCAA College Basketball Tournament now in full swing (commonly known to most as “March Madness”), it was only fitting that we look at what it takes to go from Good to Great with […]
BLOG SERIES: What Motivates You? Part 2 of 2
Last week, we started our 2 blog post series titled “What Motivates You?” based on a Forbes.com article by Paul B. Brown. To read Part 1 of our blog series, click here. We continue that series today and complete Part 2 with a look at what motivates you as an employee. Some of our other […]