Ready to upgrade your resume to the next level?
I used to dread updating my resume. PRetty much, I would do a major brain dump about my skills and experience without really putting much thought into it; thinking that the more information I put down, the better my chances are at being selected. I kept it simple – black and white with clean lines. Legible font, usually Georgia, Century Gothic, or Tahoma, and then formatted whatever that needed to be formatted.
My strategy sucked.
Nowdays, who wants to read a boring and chunky resume that lacked personality? … Nobody.
Employers will not give more than 3 second of their time looking at your resume if it doesn’t catch their eye immediately. They have hundreds of other applications to go through after all, so you got to make yours count.
You got to make the right impression.
From the design to the skillset, what will make your application stand out from the others?
It will take some trial and error but your resume is a part of WHO you are. Meaning, it is a crucial component of your personal brand. What you submit should evoke the person that you are.
It may be a time-consuming and tedious job to upgrade your resume but it is still very much necessary in today’s hiring process. More and more now, employers want to hire a candidate that fits in with their corporate culture. Most skills are coachable, but personality isn’t. With millennials dominating the job market today, the competition is fiercer and the stakes are higher. The resume you submit will make or break your chance at being selected for an interview.
It took me five years to learn that my resume is more than just a summary of my work experience. I can tell you that I get excited to upgrade my resume now because I am proud of what I have put on paper. There is a persona behind my resume – it represents who I am and what I do.
Bring your resume to life with these four simple tricks! There is no magic formula, only hard work. Get hired at your dream job by being YOU.