Consider A Sales Mindset:
Focus on your value as an employee.
Reread the job description, and then read it again.
ATS Optimization: An ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is a software program that small to large companies use to track, organize, and most importantly, prioritize applicants for a specific job.
Metrics: Metrics are a performance measurement. An example would could be “achieved 110% of sales goals for 8 months straight.”
Discard the Objective Section:
References: Most people simply write “references available upon request” on their resume.
Experience: No more than 15 years of experience. We all had crummy jobs in high school and in college.
No longer than two pages: Remember that HR managers/ Directors are extremely busy people and may only have one or two hours a day to review a stack of resumes.
Relevant Education Only: If you have a bachelor’s degree, master’s, or Ph.D., include it in your education section.
If your job requires certifications or skills that can be objectively tested, include proof of certification and/or test results with your resume.
Mind the Gap: Any gaps in your resume’s career history need to be explained.
Watch your tenses: If the job you are describing was in the past, make sure you write about it in the past tense.
Soft Skills: Soft skills are not “attention to detail” or “ great multitasker.” Those terms have become cliché and mean essentially nothing.
The best resumes are always written in reverse chronological order. That is, your most recent position is at the top followed by your previous postion, and so on.
Avoid Connecting The Dots: This is called a Skills based resume and is a formatting choice that requires way too much imagination and attention from a potential Hiring manager.
This is another one that may seem obvious but you want the 1-2 page document that represents all of your work, education, and accomplishments be perfect.
Fonts: Some candidates think of different resume fonts as a chance for them to express their unique personality or illustrate how different and quirky they are.
You’ve worked hard on your resume and everything is perfect but when it’s time to set up an interview your resume is either missing complete contact info or has the information in an odd place.
Once your resume passes the ATS Software and is selected by a hiring manager as qualified and moving on in the process, one of the first things a smart company will do is Google your name.
Most the time an annual performance review is thought of as leading to a raise for a job well done or at least meeting your objective and keeping your job.
When it comes to font size, there seems to be a broad spectrum of choices used on resumes.
Action verbs subtly, or not so subtly, imply that you are a candidate who literally takes action. Consider the phrase “I met my sales initiatives” compared to “ I continually crushed my sales goals.”
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