Your resume is a marketing tool and it identifies what you have to offer that a potential employer is looking for to meet their needs! Preparing your resume immediately puts you in a competition with other people who also want the job so it’s important to present your qualifications, skills, experience and assets in a way that grabs the employer’s interest and attention. The intention of a resume is to enable the employer to see what’s great about you and like other good advertisements, to create a need to see that movie or buy that product and in this case, to meet you. Your resume’s job is to secure you an interview!
According to a recent article on the Government of Canada website your resume needs to “describe what you can accomplish professionally” and “illustrate what you can do for an employer”. There are several points identified in the article to help strengthen the possibilities of having a potential employer positively receive your resume. Many of the tips refer to broad concepts captured below:
The article notes “an employer takes an average of 30 seconds to skim a resume” so be sure to provide the most critical information within the first few lines. You will know your resume is working when you get calls to meet an employer in an interview. Presenting a well-written resume offers the best chance of getting your next job!
Need assistance to help make your resume a masterpiece? Contact the YWCA Job Search Program at 306.986.2873 or come by the Employment & Learning Centre (Room 301) and our staff will be happy to schedule an appointment.
Read the full article at htttps://jobbank.cg.ca/content_pieces-eng.do?cid=11906