Resume Tips

Many job seekers place their resumes online with a variety of job sites.  This tactic has proven successful for some, percentage wise it is still a low success job search strategy, there are a couple of items that can increase your chances of being noticed by a recruiter.

  • Be specific in your resume by tailoring the content to your target position/industry.  Those who keep the information on their resumes very broad tend to be contacted for jobs they have little interest in pursuing.
  • Update your resume periodically.  By updating your resume and resubmitting the document (ex: change some formatting) to the site, your resume gets back to the top of the pile.  Most sites allow recruiters to view recent resume postings so I recommend updating you document every 10 days.

Check out this BusinessInsider article on the most common resume mistakes – good information:

http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-resume-blunders-2011-5#

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About Kevin Monahan

I have 10+ years experience in coaching clients in their career management and career change efforts. Personal career consulting services combined with employer outreach to help find opportunities for both constituents.
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