Now that you know the best resume format and what categories you should be including on your resume, it’s time for you to understand how to build a strong resume so you can get hired.
This week’s video will provide you with all that you need in order to build that strong resume.
Jobseekers, you may think just simply having a resume is good enough to get in the door for an interview. You may even think just because you have a resume you can possibly land the job. Here’s the thing, I really don’t want you to sell yourself short.
A strong resume will help set you above the competition. There will always be equal applicants that are fighting for the same position and it’s up to you to use your resume to showcase your skills in a creative, professional way.
Just think about all of the places your resume will pass through before getting into the hands of the individual that has the power to choose whether or not to bring you in for an interview.
You don’t know whose eyes will be glancing at your information and that is exactly why I want discuss the importance of making your resume as strong as you can.
Trust me, the work you put into building your resume will show to any recruiter, hiring manager, or supervisor that picks it up.
So, make sure not to miss this week’s episode. You won’t regret this 13 minutes of your time!
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Hey Jobseekers, I’m Jennifer Tardy, Your Career Success Coach and welcome back to our CareerSuccess Channel for UPs.
Today’s video is all about what you need to do in order to build a strong resume. Because your resume will enter rooms to where you may never be invited, your resume must have the ability to stand on its own. Trust me you will want a STRONG resume.
Make sure you stick around to the end because you don’t want to miss my favorite segment, #CareerSuccess Bonus Tip for UPs.
Okay, are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
If you’ve been rocking with me, it means that you’ve already watched the previous two videos about how to best organize your resume and what resume categories you should have to stand out. Those two are more foundation level videos. Today’s video is a bonus. You will enjoy it. I want to make sure that you know what you need to sprinkle into your resume to make it strong!
If you are watching this video odds are, you are interested in getting YOUR resume in tip top shape. If I am correct, I invite you to work with me to get this work done. I can show you how to create a Recruiter MAGNET Resume.
Tip #0: Go back to last week’s video to learn the right format (organized correctly) and you must have the right categories listed within the resume. I’m giving you those two as a freebie, so if you’ve not already watched those videos, please go back and do that
Question: What are three power words that describe you today. Tell me in the comments section below.
Tip #1: Add in power words, buzz words, keywords. Your resume needs to jump out at the recruiter. It needs to tell a recruiter (who may or may not know much about the role) that YOU are most qualified. And the best way to do that is to use similar verbiage as is listed within the job description.
Question: When you get a chance, make a tweak and customize your resume for the type of position that you want. Let me know how that goes for you. Whenever this happens, I see tons of immediate success for my clients. Let me know about yours too. Leave a comment below.
Tip #2: Customize it to the job to which you are applying (what matters to them). Stop submitting generic resumes. If you want to be a benefits manager, your resume should scream that you are already doing this work or that you have enough transferable skills that it is the only NEXT opportunity for you. Showing that you are an HR Generalist (who may be able to apply to multiple opportunities) is not the same thing as showing that you are a Benefits Manager ready for THIS opportunity.
Tip #3: Talk about what you own and not what you do day to day. Leadership is the name of this game. Showing that you are a leader, no matter the level of opportunity is a huge deal when trying to land a new opportunity.
Now, as Promised, I wanted to share with you a career success tip!
CareerSuccess Tip for UPs: Show me your resume and I can show you exactly who you THINK you are. So many people undercut themselves or downplay their experience. A resume is NOT the place to do this. I typically find that this happens with women and people of color more frequently.
I hope that you are able to use these tips to make your resume a superior and competitive one. In next week’s video, I’m going to hone back in on work experience and resumes. I’m going to share with you where most people go wrong so that you do not make the same mistake. Check back in for more.
Next Week: When Summarizing Your Experience Goes Wrong
As always, for us to be #underrepresented no more, we must Learn, Engage, Apply, Repeat, Now.
I’m Jennifer Tardy your CareerSuccess coach! I’ll see you in the next video.