There was a time early in my career when I thought all I had to do was send out a bunch of resumes and cover letters, and wait for an employer to see just how wonderful an addition I’d be to their firm. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that it doesn’t work that way.
But the good news is that a strong resume and cover letter, targeted to each job, can help you get an employer’s attention … and that interview.
Resume tips to help you get that interview
It’s not just an attractive resume that gets you the interview. Although appearance certainly does matter! Some articles to help you understand resumes better, including how employers view your resume and how write the best resume possible for yourself!
Tips for writing your resume
Although your actual experience is of course a key part of any resume, the way you present it can make all the difference. It’s not just about listing your jobs chronologically and peppering it with a few good action words. Here are some posts to help you learn the tricks for showcasing your experience in a way that gets noticed by employers:
Making your resume work for you
After you learn the resume writing basics, take a moment to research some of the things that might be getting in your way – things you might not even realize could matter. Apart from a direct connection to the job, a strong resume is your best chance at getting to that first interview. Some posts to help give you the extra edge:
A few more articles that might just shed some light on what is NOT working for you so far – and what can help get you to that job you really want. Sometimes it can even be something that seems so small, and yet turns out so big … like a resume font:
What you might be wondering
Some things are not covered in most resume articles. But they still can go far toward helping you get the most positive results from your job search:
Since targeting a resume to the job is an important job search technique – and can make all the difference – I’ve put together a few sample resumes for specific jobs that show you the steps for targeting your resume to the job you want. You can apply the steps to ANY job.
Cover letter tips
Cover letters play an important role in getting your resume read – and getting you to that all-important interview. While some people will tell you that cover letters don’t matter any more, don’t be fooled by general statements. Make sure you’re giving your resume the best support it can get. Some articles to help you prepare a cover letter that gets you seen and heard!