Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

Essential Tips That Will Greatly Increase Your Chances of Getting Interviews

June 9, 2014

You’re fooling yourself if you think you’re going to get a job by copying a resume out of a book, or using one of a family member or friend, who has a similar position.

Too many job seekers simply buy a resume book, find the resume that best fits them, plug in their information, and begin sending their resumes out.

Then they sit back and wait, and wait for employers to call them for interviews, and don’t understand why they are not getting any response.

Here are the facts:
1. Employers spend about 6 – 8 minutes to scan a resume to see if they want to consider you further
2. The top half of your resume needs to grab the readers’ attention, showing value you provide an employer
3. Only one out of every 100 resumes received by employers, gets a call to interview
4. First impressions play a big part in the resumes that are considered
5. A “10” resume can give you up to a 30% better chance of getting an interview and a higher starting salary

“Like a perfect tennis serve, a perfect golf swing or a perfect omelet, a perfect resume takes more effort than simply copying what others do,” writes Tom Jackson, in his book “The Perfect Resume.” A great resume needs to be strategically written, keeping in mind what the employers needs are and how your unique skills can meet those needs.

If you want to maintain a competitive edge, make sure your resume contains the following:
1. A clear focus/target that answers the employers’ question “What job does this person want?”
2. A section that states you have the specific qualifications to do the job for which you have applied
3. Key words that will pull up your resume, to be seen by human eyes, when it’s scanned into a database
4. The value you bring to the employer – you must show what you can do to help the employer succeed
5. Your education – is it a fit for the job
6. Formatting that looks professional, easy to read and flows well

Each of the above points contribute to making your resume a “10” and giving you up to a 30% better chance of getting an interview and a higher starting salary. By having a clear strategy, and working that strategy consistently, you have a much greater chance of landing the PERFECT JOB for you.

***I want to make sure you have every opportunity to get calls for the jobs you want – in order to do this, you need to start with a stellar resume – so I am offering you a complementary resume critique – I know what it takes for a resume to get results! Just email your resume to me at and put “Resume Critique” in the subject line. I will then critique your resume. I look forward to hearing from you.***


4 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

April 2, 2009

1) Passing out / sending out resumes that are not totally effective
2) Spending most of your time conducting your job search on Job Boards because you feel that at least you’re doing something and you don’t know what else to do.
3) View career coaching, and having professional marketing materials (resume, cover letter, etc.) as an expense instead of an investment in your career
4) Not having a carefully laid out job search plan to follow

I welcome any responses about a job search you have conducted