As we head into the weekend, let’s talk some pointers on writing resumes. Look it, I know weekends are for resting, but…
But, if you’re not working or you need to move to a new job desperately, then my friend, you need to spend some of your time this weekend on job hunting. So, let’s look at your resume.
Is your resume tight? Do you need to refresh, reboot, or just plain redo?
Catherine Conlan says this, “Experts say despite all the information out there on how to write a good resume, many still show up on recruiters and hiring managers desks with easy-to-prevent weaknesses.” I highlighted the “easy-to-prevent” because she has a great point there.
You can read the rest of artiles to find out what does 5 common weaknesses are by going here to her article:
After you read that article, you can also check out – if you haven’t already – my resume resource page with all its info.
And if you are having a tough time writing you resume, by all means, check out Kevin Donlin’s Guerrilla Resume. It’s a few bucks but the trade-off with time and expertise might worth it for you.
Susan Ricker makes this point,
“On “Project Runway,” Heidi Klum often declares, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” While she’s referring to fashion, the cyclical nature of trends extends to résumés and job-search tactics as well. And if your résumé style is out in 2014, you may well be out, too.”
It’s interesting. Is 2014 any different than previous years?
Somewhat, no doubt.
2 things she mentions that I have always advocated is getting rid of the objective statement and having an online presence or branding. You want to read through the rest of her article, you can click on the title.
What is a resume addendum?
Good question and one that Rhona Bronson explains as a means “to respond in a timely fashion to unique opportunities…”
“In my job search, I was attracted to posts in industries where my skills were applicable but my most recent industry affiliations were not. I had been a marketing director for many years, but in the latter years my resume was heavily weighted in the media. Since my resume had been tailored to highlight just the last 15 years of my career, much of my original experience and training in alternative industries such as health care were no longer obvious…”
Good article to read, maybe give you some ideas:
Oh and she subtitled it “The resume addendum works well if your job history is long.”
Three interesting sources of information for you to consider as you write or rewrite you resume this weekend.