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This subject addresses the concerns of many job seekers. Here are several suggestions before adding more information:
- Write your own resume. You will understand more about why this makes sense in a moment.
- Review different resume formats. Most job seekers use the chronological resume format.
- Approach your cover letter with as much enthusiasm as your resume.
Many job seekers think that one resume fits all jobs, and this isn't true. Take the time to outline your experience and accomplishments. In a functional resume, your accomplishments take center stage. Abilities, skills, credentials, languages and your favorite reading materials can add meaningful detail to your functional resume.
Prepare a resume for each position to which you apply. You're going to put some effort into getting a new job, right? Detail each requirement provided by the potential employer. If you're a tax accountant and saved a client seven figures in an audit, make sure you say so. Because most employers believe the average candidate has a single resume, your precisely tailored resume will shine in comparison to others'.
Consider adding voice clip to your resume and cover letter. If you're an accomplished sell-side financial advisor, the hiring manager might hear "I'm Jon Doe and generated more than $600,000 in sales in 2010. My partner, whose sales exceed mine, and I are seeking a new opportunity."
Address any gaps on your resume in a personal meeting. According to many resume and interview book authors, delete the month and show only the year/s worked on your resume. Remember, your resume is a marketing tool.