When you apply for a job, often times the first thing a potential employer will see is your resume. That's why it's so important to have a good resume that will help you make a positive first impression.
The folks at Express Employment Professionals can help you do just that.
One of the toughest challenges in resume writing is condensing all you want to say into a few, short sentences. Here are some tips to help:
Don't focus on your responsibilities, focus on your achievements. Your accomplishments should be specific to your former position but also valuable to your new employer.
Example: It's hard to see you were a "good team player" on your résumé unless you can say you "joined an under-performing team and helped that team beat production delivery dates by two weeks."
Think of your resume as a marketing document. You'll want to market your ability to perform customer service, be flexible during company crises, and increase customer satisfaction. But be sure not to exaggerate or lie.
Example: You join a retail store that just launched a new product. The product, being new, has a multitude of problems and the company is forced to hire someone to handle customer questions and calls. You start fielding the calls, work quite a bit of overtime, and eventually increase customer service satisfaction by 10%.
Don't give everything away. The point of a resume is to get someone to call you. The interview will give you more time to go in-depth and highlight your strengths, achievements and goals.
Crafting the perfect resume is not an overnight thing. Resumes should be updated and maintained throughout your career. Remember to focus on your greatest achievements, market yourself, and leave your audience wanting more, and you'll be sure to land your next interview.
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