Is your resume winning you interviews? If not, here are some quick resume tips to take advantage of the 2016 hiring boom.
Resumes have evolved tremendously over the last few years, and outdated documents simply don’t win interviews. In today’s competitive job market, your resume must set you apart from the other candidates. A few key points:
- Your resume must be a forward-facing marketing document that positions you for your next job.
- Employers want specialists, not generalists. Target your resume to a specific role.
- Grab the reader’s attention with quantified or qualified accomplishments that show how you add value to an organization.
- Don’t get stuck in the “resume black hole”. Make sure your resume is compatible with the Applicant Tracking Systems most employers use today to identify the most qualified candidates.
It is not easy to write about yourself in a way that resonates with hiring managers. I offer an objective view of your skills, experience and marketability, and can articulate these in a way that entices employers to bring you in for an interview. Let’s get 2016 started off right!
Trish Thomas founded The Resume Resource in 2009 to help people develop the tools, strategies and confidence to build satisfying careers, and then rebranded as EDGE Career Solutions in 2015. As a Career Coach, Resume Writer and Certified MBTI Practitioner, she helps her clients articulate their unique value to stand out from the competition, and guides them through the job search process to make it less overwhelming and more successful. Contact her to see how she can help you build a more rewarding career. www.edgecareersolutions.com firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 658-6480