By now you know that most resumes are scanned via ATS or applicant tracking systems for posted job openings prior to a human person, the human resource screener, viewing it. For active job seekers, once you've made a personal connection and have found relevant, specific information concerning the needs of companies that you are interested in contacting, you are ready to target your resume for that participate job and demonstrate your value to help the company’s meet its goals. Or have you really prepared your resume in such a way that it anticipates where you are going? Imagine that a hiring screener is asking you these four questions:
1. If I fold your resume in half, will the top portion of your resume communicate enough relevant information to make me see your value, accomplishments and branded professional title? If not, your resume will be deleted.
2. If I pull up your resume on my computer screen, can I read the fonts and will all information line up coherently and make sense? If not, your resume will be deleted.
3. If I start to read your resume, will I be bored with the details? Will I see the answer to the question, “How have you made a difference in your jobs, community work, and training's Will your resume indicate who can vouch for your abilities? If not, your resume will be deleted.
4. If I start to look for ways that you can contribute to solving challenges that my company is currently struggling with, will I find any relevant information on your resume? If not, your resume will be deleted.
5. If I Start to look for your ability to network, stay abreast of current trends in your profession or how you've contributed to the future of the profession, will I find association memberships? If not, your resume will be deleted.
6. If I look to see who else has endorsed your professional abilities on LinkedIn, will I find it? If not, your resume will be deleted.
Resumes need to tell a calculated, specific story. Hiring officials appreciate it when job seekers take the time, energy and investment to understand who they are as a professional and communicate that to them. You will be able to gauge if your resume does this by the number of interviews that you have arranged after submitting your resume within thirty days. If you do not get an invitation to chat – your resume is deleted and you receive the ‘thank you for your application – at this time we will not invite you to continue in the application processes’. In addition, keep in mind that when you do not clearly communicate your value, you don’t help the viewer of your resume understand where you are anticipating going in your career. Companies are starving for professionals who can solve their problems and help them to prosper. Fine tune your resume and for more details on how to do it, see job dash hunt dot com or job winning resumes dot net.