Creating a Resume that Stands Out
Posted by: Kelly Farmer in Creating a Resume that Stands Out
and tagged Resumes
One thing to keep in mind when crafting your resume is to tailor it to the job you are seeking to acquire. Maintain accuracy of all your facts in the resume, but expound on your skills that pertain to the job for which you are applying. For example: if you have a degree and/or experience in web development do not spend much resume real estate on the summer job you had working at a fast food restaurant unless you helped them with their web site.
When interviewing, maintain good eye contact. Avoid fidgeting, and shifting. By all means, leave your cell phone in the car… Bring at least 3 copies of your resume as you never know if the interview is going to be given by an individual or a panel and it is always better to be prepared.
Keep in mind; you have a very short period of time to convey yourself to your potential employer. Prepare and plan ahead to have an articulate, well rounded description of your experience and skills. Whatever is on your resume is open to discussion by your interviewer. Being totally in tune with your resume will result in a higher level of comfort and confidence when sitting in the interview environment. Keep in mind some of your outstanding accomplishments and be ready to relay that to your interviewer. What are you the most proud of in your past experience? Think that through, brand it as your own, and confidently describe the event to help the interviewer experience it as well.
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