I’ve spoken to headhunters, recruiters, human resource directors, and executives just enough to know that they are inundated with hundreds of resumes they eventually hurl out. Sadly, “paperwork” is a psychological D O W N E R to even the most sophisticated professional. Just how many friends can you count who actually put this off and stall it along the backburner of one’s life? We are absolutely not happy campers in these significant, yet actual office standard responsibilities of dealing with paperwork and employing managers are no different. And so, just imagine the possibly overwhelmed hiring authority surrounded by heaps and mounds of daily office work and then they must also overcome UNSCRAMBLING hundreds of resumes. Your resume is actually at a distinct disadvantage because your resume just isn’t hand-delivered and marked. Those recruiters are going to scan your resume in 15 seconds and go on. Oh, how I ache for you if you are going to do this on your own, so I wish that the following backdrop will give you leeway to consider that your resume either breaks or makes your chance at having interviews to advance your employment. I would not encourage creating your own resume without having assistance, but in case you do, here are some useful tips.

A first successful approach is to think of your resume as being a 7-course fine dining experience of your life story using 7 tidbits in which the recruiter will be feeding on: the Header and Objective will be the Menu, Summary of Accomplishments will be the Appetizer, Professional History along with Dates are the Entr?e, and finally, Reference and Education are the Dessert. Thus, you may have given a professional snapshot in 7 tidbits in an 8.5 x 11 inch page format. Just like a savory 7-course meal, the 7-course resume has to satisfy the diner or in this situation the recruiter.

A second successful strategy that bolsters your own resume is the crafting of very SPECIFIC keywords – keywords that reflect the work description as well as your field. Keywords can be compared to sound bites that could be acquired by computer scanners. Recruiters or their scanner deciphers which pile to toss YOUR resume to: the “YES PILE, MAYBE PILE, or NO PILE.” They digest these sound bites through an immediate assessment as bites are keywords with CLOUT. Those resumes that create the grade are stocked with all the right keywords like a sumptuous soup with fresh vegetables.

Okay, there you go- a complete recipe (formula) for your professional resume that offers a powerful and quick one-two or in this instance one-seven punch knocking your winning resume straightaway towards the “YES” pile! Good luck to your wonderful journey in both your career and personal life.

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