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Networking With An Impressive Resume
An impressive resume is not necessarily all about the degrees you've earned, the experiences you've had, and the
awards and recognitions you have received. When you have all these written on your resume, of course you will surely
get the attention of your prospective employers but for those who are not so endowed with such credentials, there are
ways you can apply to make your resume look attractive. As long as you have all the necessary requirements mandated
in the job position you are applying for, you can make your resume stand out from all the other hundreds of resumes
stacked on the hiring manager's desk. A poorly written resume is as good as a donated scratch paper to an employer or
These days, the job market is a place of competition and rising to the top above the others can be difficult. Employers in
every industry try to hire only the best people to work for them. So how do they assess the quality of their applicants
first hand? They start eliminating applicants after reading or just scanning through their resumes. Generally, resumes are
scanned for not longer than 25 seconds. When scanning, a poorly organized and poorly written resume is hard to read.
Believe me, most hiring managers have no time to spare to really read through and understand what you're trying to
show them. Remember, your resume is very important. This piece of paper is actually the first meeting between you and
your prospective employer, and as the cliché goes, "First impressions lasts the longest". If you want to stand out and be
remembered, start it right by giving them the best resume they have every received from an applicant. Their elimination
process starts right there with resumes.
The first thing you need to consider when writing your resume is to format your resume in such a way that it has a
logical format. Put the right headings, apply bold and italic typeface to highlight and guide the reader, and also use
bullets to give attention to your skills and accomplishments.
Next, sell them your accomplishments. Do not just copy and paste the job description of your previous work. Employers
are not as much interested about your previous work as they are about what you have done for your previous employer.
Your accomplishments should be unique and should not be filled with generic descriptions of the job you had or applied
Contrary to what others think regarding resume writing, claims of too many accomplishments do not necessarily make
your resume an impressive one. Include only the accomplishments that could best show your marketability in the
position you are applying for. When writing your resume, create it in such a way that would suit the industry you are
applying for. It also pays to be a little more stylistic but in a conservative way. Making your resume a little different than
all the rest catches the eye of the hiring manager better.
Lastly, if you are unemployed, it will work best to consider networking. Looking for a job is a job itself and handing out
resumes to as many employers as possible can work well. A lot of job positions are filled through networking. It's time
you contact everybody you know who're working in companies that are in line with the kind of job you are applying foryou should get them to help you with your job application wherever possible.
Through networking and an impressive resume, you will surely increase your chances at getting to the next level, which
is being called for an interview.
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