In today’s competitive job market , opportunities are abundant, but so is the competition. The role of a well-crafted resume cannot be overstated. Your resume is a professional snapshot of your capabilities that can propel you toward new career opportunities or relegate you to the sidelines. To enhance your chances of securing those dream career opportunities , it’s important to focus carefully on the details of your resume. Choose Impactful Action Words Your resume is more than a chronological listing of your work history. The choice of words within it can significantly impact how hiring managers perceive your achievements. Incorporating action words is not just a stylistic choice; it’s a strategic necessity to bring life to your resume. Action Word Examples: Enhanced customer service processes by implementing a real-time feedback system, resulting in a 20% increase in customer satisfaction. Implemented a customized CRM system, streamlining client interactions and reducing response...
Feb 2, 2024
Resumes usually have no specific guidelines despite being the most crucial aspect of initially applying for a job . However, there is still an unspecified standard that resumes are expected to uphold by employers and recruiters. This makes job searching very often challenging and ambiguous. Luckily, there are some recommended guidelines to follow when it comes to curating a resume that have been recommended by job recruiters and other experts in the subject. Here are some guidelines for those wondering “how far back should a resume go?” A general rule of thumb is to include around 10-15 years of work experience on a resume. According to Lisa Tynan for Top Resume , reducing the job history section of a resume to this amount of time helps to keep the resume concise, only focuses on the most important and/or relevant information and combats against age discrimination caused by the amount of time a person has spent working. However, thinking in terms of the specific industry/position...
Jan 11, 2024
The intent of crafting a resume is to secure job placement. It is important to be mindful of how you are presenting your work history and achievements. Thankfully, the advancements of technology are making it easier on job seekers to present winning resumes to recruiters. If used properly, artificial intelligence can be your friend in this, and it can guide your resume in the right direction. Maceo Owens, senior program manager of Employee Research Groups at Opentable and KAYAK, weighs in on three ways ChatGPT can bolster your resume.
Sep 6, 2023
Your resume is a first impression for an employer. If you are a recent graduate or a career professional just starting out, you should aim for a resume that works to your advantage. We are aware that resume building is a skill that is not always taught in colleges and universities. To put you in better standing on the job market, we spoke with Matthew C. Meade, a financial services executive with experience working with Fortune 100 companies, about tips to ensure your resume is up to par.
Mar 22, 2023