Use a resume as a foot in the door
you go to college, they don’t really teach you how to advance your career. In
order to get the jobs you want, you need to know how to write an effective
resume that will win you interviews. In order to be successful, you need to look
at resumes as marketing brochures. Writing good resumes demands that you
understand their purpose. They just need to have enough information to attract
the recruiter and the hiring manager.
People win jobs in an interview
Don’t include everything when writing resumes. You want to leave something to
talk about in your interview. Here’s an example. You could include how your
writing saved your last company X dollars. Don’t say how your writing saved them
money. Leave a little bit out so that the interviewer wants to bring you in to
find out what makes you so special.
Resumes don’t get you the job, closing the deal in the interviews is what gets
you the job. Remember to use resumes correctly; they’re meant to be “business
cards” that you post on job web sites like career builder or monster.com. But a
piece of paper can’t convince somebody to hire you as much as your own
interviewing skills will be able to do.
And don’t bank on resumes to get you that offer from an interviewer. Prepare for
interviews by anticipating the hard questions that your interviewer will ask.
Only by preparing thoroughly for interviews will you give yourself a chance at
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