Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Finding the bullet-point balance for your resume

When you’ve worked at one company for more than a couple years, but you only have a few bullet points, you’re probably missing the boat. I’ve had hiring managers comment on the “lack of experience” or how, after 14 years on the job, “That’s all he has to say about it?”

Read the job description carefully and make sure you’re addressing the needs of the hiring company. Many resumes focus on what you did in your job rather than what you can do for your next employer.

While you’re writing your cover letter, you may want to elaborate on special skills that speak to the company, but those particular skills need to be on your resume as well. The reason for this is because some recruiters read cover letters, some don’t…same with hiring managers. Also, cover letters get separated from resumes.

Your bullet points should be in the order of importance according to the open position. Don’t put them in the order of your work day or the order of percentage of your workload.

Finally, items in your resume summary, but not in the text of your resume are easily discounted: they’ll think the skill is old, you only did it in college or you sat next to someone who did that job and you’re only listing it for the keyword.

4 comments:

ninest123 said...

michael kors, prada handbags, chanel handbags, oakley sunglasses, air jordan pas cher, nike roshe run, ralph lauren pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, nike air max, burberry, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, gucci outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, replica watches, ugg boots, ugg boots, uggs on sale, nike free, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada outlet, louis vuitton, sac longchamp, louboutin pas cher, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, christian louboutin outlet, louis vuitton, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, tory burch outlet, longchamp, air max, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade outlet, nike outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike free

ninest123 said...

hollister pas cher, north face, ray ban uk, abercrombie and fitch, air force, michael kors, michael kors, michael kors outlet, timberland, michael kors outlet, north face, nike blazer, oakley pas cher, michael kors outlet, nike air max, sac guess, vans pas cher, hollister, nike air max, burberry outlet online, ralph lauren uk, lacoste pas cher, vanessa bruno, new balance pas cher, converse pas cher, coach purses, hogan, true religion jeans, burberry, lululemon, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, tn pas cher, kate spade handbags, true religion jeans, ray ban pas cher, coach outlet, michael kors, nike free run uk, michael kors, nike roshe, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, mulberry, nike air max, hermes, true religion outlet, replica handbags, ugg boots, ugg boots

ninest123 said...

mac cosmetics, lululemon, ghd, nike air max, longchamp, herve leger, asics running shoes, hollister, new balance, wedding dresses, iphone cases, mont blanc, nike trainers, nike air max, soccer shoes, vans shoes, mcm handbags, ray ban, louboutin, beats by dre, abercrombie and fitch, vans, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, valentino shoes, hollister, north face outlet, hollister, bottega veneta, birkin bag, converse outlet, timberland boots, instyler, north face outlet, giuseppe zanotti, babyliss, soccer jerseys, oakley, lancel, p90x workout, ralph lauren, insanity workout, gucci, nike huarache, chi flat iron, celine handbags, nike roshe, reebok shoes, ferragamo shoes, jimmy choo shoes

ninest123 said...

supra shoes, karen millen, sac louis vuitton pas cher, canada goose outlet, swarovski, moncler, moncler, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, canada goose, moncler, toms shoes, coach outlet, hollister, louis vuitton, canada goose, louis vuitton, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, moncler, thomas sabo, pandora charms, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, doudoune canada goose, links of london, juicy couture outlet, moncler, louis vuitton, wedding dresses, montre pas cher, bottes ugg, ugg pas cher, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, moncler outlet, marc jacobs, canada goose, ugg boots uk, pandora jewelry, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora charms, canada goose uk, replica watches

That is probably the best interview advice I have have ever received!!! ~Neal C.

I wanted to talk to you again before this interview because you really geek interview tips. ~Chad T.

Follow by Email