Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Resumes--revamping this year?
This year? You should be revamping every time you send it.
This is not a history, it’s a sales pitch, according to Donna Tucker, owner of CareerPro Resume Center in Phoenix, as quoted by Alyson Zepeda in CareeerBuilder.
Analyze the job description and highlight the skills, training, and on-the-job experience that matches.
Lose weak objectives and dopey email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org). I keep getting mail from someone labeled jimmybigsissa. That just sounds gross, pardon me. He can take his big sissa elsewhere.
Don’t use a canned template—employers know these in a second.
Since, many times, resumes are “searched” by computer at first, drop in the keywords from the job description.
Try something different. Put some thought into it!