Your resume is a marketing document. Your resume is designed, written, formatted, and distributed as a piece of critical marketing. Your resume needs to done in a way that will sell you better than the next person. Most people make at least 3 critical mistakes on their resume and this is the reason they do not make it to the next step in the hiring process.
FACT, most job seekers whether seeking Full-Time Jobs, Part-Time Jobs, or Telecommute Jobs, never even make it past the consideration phase. The reason? Is it the number of applicants? Economic Conditions? Education? Work Experience? The answer to all is NO! In fact, the real answer sits right in front of you and the employer, your resume!
Resumes are the most important marketing tool available to job seekers. It must be! During a recent investigation done by the employment site The Ladders, it shows that most employers spend 6 seconds in making a determination if they even want to read your resume. Short and Sweet? You need to have the WOW Factor! That is why even when some of you make it past the first stage, most will never go any further. Leaving job seekers frustrated, sending out email after email, resume after resume, waiting and hoping, with ZERO response.
1 Critical Mistake: The one critical mistake that job seekers and resume writers even the so called “professional” ones make is the style in which the resume is written. Most resumes are written in what is called biographical form. It gives times, dates, locations, addresses, and spells out basic job functionality. A job description in essence. This is a critical error. Although some of that information may be important, it should not be the resume. In dealing with your employment experience the overall tone should be written in accomplishment form. Why? Answer:
“An accomplishment will be a tangible direct action that an employer can look at and say YES, that is what we need for this position.” Example:
“Increased divisional sales by 118% on a quarterly basis, every quarter, for my entire tenure with XYZ Inc.”
In applying for a sales position, you have taken the intangible and now made it tangible. The reader or employer can look at your accomplishment and equate it to the position you are applying for. They can say yes, this is the sales person we need in this position.
In the 7 Mistakes Women (and Men) Make on their Resume, this is a critical element. It is the break down to effectively use the accomplishment style of writing resumes versus biographical. How and when to use biographical, but the accomplishment form will be proven to get you hired!
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