NAILINGTHE
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Nailing The Resume

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  • 1. NAILINGTHE RESUME TheConnorsGroup|YourSuccessIsWhoWeKnow Resum e pagesshould alwaysbe.5 inchorlarger. 1.Insertdates.Fillineverythingandexplaingaps. 2.Focusonyourskills.UseActionsverbssuchas“programmed”or“man- aged”insteadof“assistedon”or“workedon.” 3.Skippictures.Theydon’tshowcaseyourskills,sotheyaren’tneeded. 4.Staycurrent.Theolderthejob,thefewerthebulletsitneeds.Interviewers wanttoknowaboutyourcurrentskillsandcertifications,particularlyintheIT industry. 5.5.Askwhetherit’srelevant.Rewritingaresumeforeachjobapplicationisnot onlyperfectlynormalthesedays,butalmostarequirementinsomejobmar- kets.Manycandidateshavemultipleskillsthatcanbeappliedindifferent ways;usetheresumetoshowcasethemostimportantskillsforthejobat hand. Résumésgetinterviews;interviewsgetthejob.Thesearetwosimplefactsthat candidatesseemtooverlookwhenre-enteringthejobmarketorevenjust sprucingupanexisngrésumé.Intheefforttosecurethejob,toomanycandi- datescluerrésuméswithirrelevantdetailsthatwindupbafflingHRreps. Focusonge ngtheinterview—whereyoucansharemoredetailsaboutyour experience—bycreangarésuméthat'spowerfulandsuccinct. UseaClear,OrderlyFormat. RRésumésarenottheplacetogetcuteortoshowyouruniquegraphicdesign capabilies(unlessyouareagraphicdesigner).Instead,formattherésumé withcleanlinesandsavvyuseofbulletstopointoutthemostimportantfacts first. IfIfyouhaveatough medecidinghowtoformatyourrésumé,useabasictem- platefromMicroso OfficeWord,whichservesasthefoundaonformostap- plicanttrackingsystems.Also,keepyourreadersinmindandgivethemabreak whenitcomestofontsandfontsizes:Neveruseafontsmallerthan10point, andscktobasicfontssuchasTimesNewRomanorArial. CreateSimple,UnderstandableContent Resisttheurgetoshareeverythingaboutyourlifeandpersonalgoals.Youcan alwaystalkaboutthoseduringtheinterview.Instead,followthese pswhen determiningwhichcontentismostimportant.

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