Often if you search the web, websites will make statements such as “resume examples covering various jobs and career levels”. The problem you will find is that many of these resume examples will be too specific. I mean the resume example you find will often be related to one discipline only such as accounting, financial control, engineering, sales, insurance etc. Now we all need to start somewhere with our resume however I think it is better to start with the job ad than to take a copy what I have found approach to resume writing. Additionally often the narrowly focused resume samples miss lots of things that employers are looking for.
rictownsend – orglearn
A) In screening the resume the points which I ‘take care of’ particularly would be:
1) Education qualification required for the job
2)Relevant experience [I assume in line with ad specs]
3) Job stability – for me which is very important criteria
4) Location [particularly if there is no relocation package offered]
B) While screening resume, I look for three things – education, experience and age. In my view if these three parameters match with the requirment, you have a relevant candidate and you may go ahead and read the rest of resume for more details.
C) 1. The professional structure of the resume for the same reason that the candidate is not physically present and as such a resume is a proxy for him. The better the presentation the easier it is for me to have a glimpse into the candidate’s professionalism.
2. Secondly I would seek for an alignment between the job profile, the special and general skill set that is required for the best performance of the job offered.
3. The personal quallities of the candidate ie his enthusiasm and willing to go extra mile. Therein the “value-clarification” on the part of the candidate is something that will attract my attention. The more we are value-driven to do something the more we achieve in life.
And a current (1st qtr 09) concern…
D] “Unfortunately, the primary force that rules many employment decisions is the *fear of making a hiring mistake *. In these tough economic times, that’s why so few in the hiring arena take a chance on somebody. They believe if they don’t get everything right about a hire, then it’ll be their jobs on the line come next layoff.”
Can I suggest you read “Top 30 Executive Resume Pet Peeves of Hiring Decision-Makers” – by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. before you use the free blank resume form at orglearn!
Some of the peeves are:
1. Resume has spelling errors, typos and grammatical flaws.
2. Resume is too long.
3. Resume is too wordy, contains too much information.
4. Resume is written in third-person.
5. Resume does not list phone number, only an e-mail address, or has inappropriate e-mail address.
6. Resume contains the personal pronoun “I.”
and more, well worth a read…
Remember you can go here for the free resume form
When times are tough your resume must be perfect! Ric
Well the whole idea of writing a great resume is to get an interview. So when you do get one don’t mess it up!
On first read of this article I thought it was funny… then I realized it was a bit sad.
“You know enough to bring a list of questions to a job interview. When the interviewer asks you, “So, do you have any questions for me?” the last thing? You want to say is “No.” But that could be the best option if you’re at a loss for words, because some interview questions are better left unasked.
Here are 10 highly unsuitable interview questions that should never make an appearance, unless you don’t want the job:”… the rest is here