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Hiring managers and Job recruiters alike say they’ve seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. In this article you will learn how to attract more Job interview offers and ensure your Job resume doesn’t eliminate you from consideration by following these tips:
Contact information goes to the heading-
Your heading should include your full name, address with the postal code, phone number and email. If your email address doesn’t look professional, change it before including it on your resume.
Stay Away from Anything Personal
Don’t mention anything personal that is not related to the job. Age, date of birth, marital status shouldn’t be mentioned at all. The use of photos is not recommended either unless your personal appearance is a key to this particular job. For example: TV host, movie actor.
Create a Clear Objective
Your career objective statement should be short, clear and to the point. It is an objective relevant to your current resume not to your personal plans for the next five years. Leave Some Information for the Skills and Qualifications Section. The Education and Skills & Qualifications sections are two different things. Degrees, school or university name, year of graduation go in the Education section of your resume. Skills, computer literacy, certificates, languages etc. go in the Skills & Qualifications section and must be relevant to the job you are applying for and to your objective.
Use Action Verbs and Numbers
The use of action verbs and numbers helps to demonstrate accomplishment, especially when it comes to description of your qualifications and work experience. Simply listing your duties and responsibilities is not enough; add some impact to your work experience, mention the numbers of new clients you attracted to a company, the results of the campaign you implemented, the percentage of increase in annual sales you contributed to, etc.
Remember that your resume may be read by a computer. Resume-scanning software is set up in a way that it picks up keywords and industry jargon related to a certain job posting. Before writing a resume, re-read the job description and write down all the buzzwords you see.
Don’t be Afraid to Use a Second Page
A one-page resume is a commonly-used recommendation which is hardly realistic to follow. Don’t feel that you must limit the resume to one page, think about the most relevant information you better include on this page. If you do use a second page, include a header with your name and contact information at the top of this page.
Review Your References
Prepare the list of your references in advance as almost every employer asks for it, if not up front, then after the first interview or two. The most common practice is putting the phrase “References available upon request” at the bottom of your resume.
Your references’ contacts must be good as they will certainly be checked! For references prepare a separate page with the same header you used for the resume.
Prepare a Cover Letter
While preparing a resume, don’t forget to write a cover letter. There are fewer chances that you will be invited to an interview without a well-written cover letter. A Job cover letter reveals information and skills that often can’t be demonstrated in a resume, such as ability to communicate in writing, personal writing style, professionalism, attention to details in grammar, punctuation and spelling, initiative and many more. So, remember to devote some time to writing an effective cover letter and meticulously proofread it, along with your resume.
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There is the believe that some people are lucky no matter what they do while others are so unlucky no matter what they also do and that is not any different when it comes to your business and living your dream lifestyle. The decision is up to you to make!
If there is any truth in all that then, what if you can decide to learn how to be lucky in your business in order to be successful in accumulating wealth?
In starting any business, there are certain vital skills you need to master and develop internally in order for you to manifest success in your business externally:
1.Achiever’s attitude: When it comes to people’s perception about your business, it could be one that you may not have even thought about the fact that it can be that demotivating. It is therefore important that you have a positive attitude, have a confident self image and a winning personality. All these manifest themselves in the extent to which you believe in yourself, in the way you think and the kind of impressions you create in your business, for example, your way of dressing and how you carry yourself about as a business owner. Remember, man looks on the outside!
2.Intuition: There is at least one fact of life that nobody can deny and that is, there is a greater power than what is in the world. This greater power presents itself to us individually as a small voice which speaks with us to direct us in the right path. However, the issue is whether we decide to listen to that voice or not.
Many successful business owners and entrepreneurs will confirm to you that listening to that small voice even when it comes to their business has helped them to come that far.
The tricky part is that most of the time, what the voice says to you might be very contrary to what is normal or known in the business world and that is precisely what makes the difference between the successful and the unsuccessful business owners and entrepreneurs.
So listen to your intuitions and become successful!
3.Passion: There is no business that is smooth sailing however, you’ve got to have the spirit of commitment, self confidence and persistence to keep moving. That only is possible when you are passionate about what you are doing.
Those who love and are passionate about their business develop the attitude of strong resilience that keeps them going even when the going is tough.
When you are passionate about your business, you only look at the joy that comes from the service you render to those that need it and that is great motivation to keep you going and not to pull yourself down.
So are you ready to manifest success in your business and financial growth?
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Career or daily drudgery? Career or a job? Too late for change?
Career, career, career…
Other than your family and a dream of winning a lottery, it’s hard to think of any other subject that occupies our minds to such an extent as our career. Unfortunately, it is a rare individual who gets in a great mood when the subject comes up.
Just think about it — if somebody tells you that their career is going great and they love their job, don’t you feel like slapping them around and yelling out:
“Wake up!!! You know you’re lying to me.” Unfortunately, with the exception of Shaq, Tom Cruise, or Bill Clinton (I would not mind his job — travel all over the world and pretend like you can solve all of the world’s problems — he seemed to have been a bit more stressed out while in the office), there are not too many people who can honestly say:
“I love my career, I can’t wait to get to work in the morning, I have too much time on my hands to spend with my spouse and I am having too much fun with my kid(s)and friends.” Do you know anybody like that? If you do, I bet you suspect they are lying (well, no denying it — I am rather cynical when it comes to certain issues).
I CHOSE TO BECOME FREE!!!
Guess what, I think you can do it, too (but, it is not as easy as it sounds – initially, it requires a lot of work – there is no free lunch in this world).
I don’t want to hear your excuses! I used them all before. To repeat – it is not easy as you think. You won’t change anything by putting in extra few hours a week into this.
The articles will focus on a career in general, financial independence, career/family balance, stress management, exploring new job opportunities, negotiating skills, dealing with coworkers and bosses, occasional depression, advancement strategies, and most importantly…
It is my hope that based on my and my colleagues’ experiences as well as our extremely varied professional, personal and educational backgrounds (as for me, I lived in several different countries and I am in my late 30’s) you may walk away with some ideas that will serve you with a wake up call…
I can promise you one thing — the variety of subjects that we will cover in this magazine is likely to strike a nerve with everyone — this is a serious effort, so please visit us once in awhile for some food for thought — not only purely career-related stuff.