By Diane Stafford
Activity seek techniques that actually workLearn how to:-Customize your resume to fit the job-Protect your self and maintain your task seek confidential-Effectively rejoin the workforce-Anticipate the puppy peeves of hiring managers and headhunters-Write a canopy letter that will get you noticed-Secure a moment interview-Guarantee a good referenceThe in basic terms consultant you want to assist you find--and get--the activity of your goals
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Do not use “shy” language when it comes to describing your strengths. Think of the things that past supervisors have liked about you, and play up those attributes big time. Example: Spearheaded a multimillion-dollar project to completion by being the negotiator/leader between the art and editorial departments. 89. Keep a lid on your inner comedian when you are writing. A resume is no time to be funny. WOW THEM WITH WORDS 57 90. Describe your skills and experiences so that they sound noteworthy enough to interest the decision-maker; try to put yourself in his place and decide if you would grant an interview on the basis of this resume.
Words that sounded cool three years ago may be passé by now. S. except the Deep South, where that phrase is used. 82. Steer clear of the expression “was responsible for” because that’s a negative hot button for many hiring managers. Why? Simple. It doesn’t tell anyone the critical issue about responsibilities: Did you pull them off with flair? Were your efforts commendable or lukewarm? Did you win the kudos of management or did you lose your job? WOW THEM WITH WORDS 55 83. Check for consistency in use of numbers (in other words, if you’ve used numerals in one place for a dollar amount, use them elsewhere, too).
In special fields that call for interning or student training (such as student teaching for teachers), include the practice period on your resume as proof of your learning-the-ropes period. The way in which you paid your dues—and the things you learned—are definitely pertinent enough to feature in a resume. 73. Show that you’re not just computer-literate but also computer-hip. Include recent computer skills such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, etc. But don’t list COBOL, Fortran, and other outdated computer skills.
1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets by Diane Stafford