Resumes That Get the Interview
purpose of a resume is to get the interview. Follow a few essential
keys to writing a powerful resume and you will not only survive
to 10-second scan, but you will come face to face with the hiring
manager for the job of your dreams.
Effective formatting that attracts the eye is essential if you
want someone to spend more than 10 seconds reading your resume.
Your reader must be able to lift the important information quickly
and easily, otherwise you could be the perfect match for the job
yet be overlooked and quickly tossed into the "no" pile.
What do you include and what do you leave off your resume? Do you
need more than one resume for various types of jobs? We will scrutinize
the content of your resume to ensure it targets your market perfectly
and emphasizes your accomplishments, not just your responsibilities.
Click on the links below to view samples of a chronological resume
and a functional resume.
When you have a strong track record of performance and job history
and you desire to stay in the same type of career and industry,
you'll want to create a chronological resume to highlight your strengths
and fit for the job.
If you are hoping to either break into a new field or another
industry, you will want to format your resume to emphasize your
accomplishments and de-emphasize other information. The reader will
then be captivated by what you can do for them and less caught up
on the fact that you don't have specific experience at that job
or in that industry.