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5 Ways To Customize Your Resume. Even with the job market heating up, your resume can still make or break you.

5 Ways To Customize Your Resume

Long gone are the days when you could simply write an objective and list your experience in chronological order and sit back and wait for the hiring manager to call you. Pass the ‘Resume Scan’ The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market.

Pass the ‘Resume Scan’

Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” While the idea of scanning versus reading a resume may be terrifying – understanding where our eyes dart and making sure these areas include powerful verbiage can help your resume align with today’s skim reading habits. Interestingly, the way most of us skim read the news is almost identical to the way resumes get read, which is why incorporating the concepts from newspaper writing will help your resume pass the scan test. Career Title or Headline In a newspaper, a headline tells us what the story is about. Executive Resumes. Resume Writing: Quantify Your Stories. Results are key to telling a strong story on your resume, and their most potent ingredient is metrics.

Resume Writing: Quantify Your Stories

To help you understand what I mean, I’ll tell you two versions of the same story. Version one: It took me forever to buy a suitcase at Macy’s today. It was super crowded, the wait time for the elevator was really long, and then there was a huge line to check out. Version two: I spent an hour buying one suitcase at Macy’s today, but it could have taken twice that. There were 7 elevators with a 15-minute wait, so I took 7 flights of stairs. Which of these is A- more believable, and B- more compelling? We use metrics this way all the time in telling stories to our friends over drinks, recounting astounding statistics from the news, even describing the weather—it’s 102 in the shade today!

43 Resume Tips - How to Write a Resume. The Four Things That Will Get You Noticed By Recruiters. Whether you’re actively searching for a new job or you just want to be kept in the loop of potential opportunities, standing out among the crowd is the key to attracting the attention of a recruiter.

The Four Things That Will Get You Noticed By Recruiters

When creating your résumé and social media profiles, keep these tips in mind: Study Your Past Experience Dan Ogden, principal of Omnibus Consulting, a knowledge economy executive search firm, says the "I can do this for you" approach that most of us use on our résumés is flawed. "The biggest mistake that so many people make is they say, ‘I have a passion for x,’ ‘I’m a hard worker,' or 'I’m a team player,’" says Ogden. "The perfect cover letter for any position would say, ‘I have done the exact job you are advertising for your business,'" he says. Show, Don’t Tell. Resume Tips for an Executive Resume. Crafting a killer resume is hard for most of us.

Resume Tips for an Executive Resume

Talking about ourselves in a robust, compelling manner tends to make us feel like cocky braggarts, so we often undersell our capabilities. We get tangled up in the so-called structural rules. We hear that we need to include “the right” key words, but what are they? Who decides which words are the rightest, and which ones are flat-out wrong? Uk.businessinsider. How to Tailor Your Resume for a Job. Applying for a job?

How to Tailor Your Resume for a Job

You’ve probably heard the advice plenty of times (like here, here, and here) to tailor your resume for the position. The Resume Summary Statement: When You Need One and How to Do It. It’s been well established that the good ol’ objective statement has gone out of fashion in the world of resumes.

The Resume Summary Statement: When You Need One and How to Do It

But what’s all this about its replacement—the summary statement? 10 Words Recruiters Hate Seeing on Your Resume (and 10 They Love) We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: With so little space and so much awesome information about your career to share, it’s critical that you get picky with the words you use on your resume.

10 Words Recruiters Hate Seeing on Your Resume (and 10 They Love)

Unfortunately, when trying to make a resume that stands out, people often get a little too, shall we say, creative with their word choices, opting for corporate-sounding buzzwords that they think hiring managers want to hear, rather than simply describing their accomplishments. Well, we’ve got news for you: It’s time to cut the jargon. Last week, CareerBuilder released the results of a survey asking more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals about their biggest resume word turn-offs (and turn-ons). The results are enlightening: Turns out, no one really wants to see those oft-used business buzzwords and clichés—think “results-driven,” “team player,” and, surprisingly, “hard worker.”

The Worst Resume Terms The Best Resume Terms. How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don't Work With Numbers) You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets.

How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don't Work With Numbers)

It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive. See for yourself. What do recruiters look for in a resumé at first glance? The Most Important Setting to Change in LinkedIn Before Your Job Hunt. Create a Social Media Resume in Four Easy Steps. Enter “SOCIALMEDIA” at checkout for $75 off any resume order This practical and detailed guide teaches you exactly how to stand out in the right way and separate yourself from the hundreds of other applicants vying for social media jobs by creating the very best social media resume.

Create a Social Media Resume in Four Easy Steps

Social media management and online marketing jobs are still allow you the chance to grow with this burgeoning industry – if you start now. However, all to often corporate hiring managers don’t understand the ins and outs of digital marketing. What is Hootsuite? Facebook Power Editor? You’ll need more than 140 characters to stand out from the other Social Media Coordinators and Digital Strategists in the world. The Resume to Interviews team has created resumes and CVs for 5,200 clients since 2007. A key part of landing any social media management position is showing that you are up-to-date with cultural, internet, and industry trends. Why This Is An Excellent Resume. Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals.

That means you have to win them over fast. To get a better idea of what makes a resume great, we reached out to Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders. She created an example of an excellent resume and allowed us to share it. While resumes should be tailored to the industry you're in, the one below offers a helpful guide for entry- and mid-level professionals with three to five years of relevant work experience. Five LinkedIn Strategies You Haven't Thought Of Before.

Why You Need Several Versions of Your Resume. How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Profile [INFOGRAPHIC] Got a LinkedIn profile? Congrats. Now you’re only competing for attention with another 400+ million users. By putting some time into building your profile, you can stand out from the crowd and we’ve put some of our tips into the infographic below. How to rock LinkedIn: The beginner's guide.

Beat the Robots: How to Get Your Resume Past the System & Into Human Hands. Landing an interview for a position in a giant organization can feel impossible if you don’t have any personal connections. People often blame the sheer volume of resumes that are submitted—HR simply can’t review them all with enough detail to see what a perfect candidate you are! And this is partially true—one study suggests that recruiters spend only six seconds looking at each resume. However, many resumes are trashed before they’re even seen by human eyes. How is that possible? Here’s how: Many large organizations rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. Undoubtedly, this saves HR managers the time and trouble of sorting through irrelevant, underprepared, and weak resumes to find the golden candidates.