Beyond The Basics
Remember that if you are serious about your job search and are dedicated to getting a job, then you have to go beyond a simple resume. You have to invest time into creating a document that grabs the employers' attention so that they want to bring you in for an interview. Below are some things you should think about and we encourage you to utilize the space provided to document information about YOU. Once you have worked your way through this process you are on your way to a great resume.
Identify Your Skills
- Remember you have personal, transferable and specific work skills that you can include on your resume
- Be selective when choosing what skills you would like to incorporate into your resume
- Examples include: effective problem solver, team player, exceptional chef, computer skills
Some of my key skills are:
Target Your Qualifications
- Consider your educational background, on the job training, or professional development
- What are your main areas of expertise?
- Do you hae experience in the field you are applying
- Select specific work experience that is related to the position you are applying for
- Is there anything that could set you apart from other candidates
- Examples: Certified forklift driver, operate automatic weld robots, 10 years managerial experience
Some of my key qualifications are:
- Were you ever recognized for something specific in a performance review or did you receive a reward/bonus?
- How did you impact the business i.e. did you increase sales, improve a process?
- Did you go above and beyond your daily responsibilities?
- Can you recall a time when you took the initiative?
- Examples: Recognized for increasing sales by 10% for the year, awarded a bonus for exceeding production targets, accepted an award in 2011 for having a perfect annual attendance record.