Mar 22, 2020 in Coaching
What do Employers ACTUALLY look for in a RESUME?
Tips on how to wow a prospective employer the moment they lay their eyes on your resume.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
A resume is a powerful tool for every job seeker. It acts as a bridge to connect you and your prospective employer. It shares what you have done in the past, what you are currently doing, and why you make a good candidate for a position. There are candidates that underestimate the power and purpose of their resumes because it is just a piece of paper, isn’t it?
Remember, a concise and impressive resume is oftentimes what stands in between you and your ideal job.
Did you know that it takes an employer an average of 6 seconds to look at your resume?
Yes, you read it right. Six seconds. That means that if you are not "wowing" them from the moment they pick up your resume, your resume is getting tossed and joining a pile of papers where the majority of job seekers land - the ‘NO’ pile.
It is good to know exactly what an employer looks for in a resume when you are tailoring yours. Here are the TOP 4 THINGS employers look for in a resume:
Add to myWE:
- INTRODUCTION - Your introduction is in the form of a Professional Summary or Profile. In your summary, you are telling an employer who you are, what you do, and what value you can offer. I like to call this your Unique Value Proposition. This is what makes you different or unique from all the other job candidates. Think: elevator pitch.
- BACKGROUND - This takes the form of your Work Experience and your Education/Qualifications. For your work experience, detail where you worked, what position you held, and the dates of your employment. This could be both part-time and full-time employment. If you are a recent graduate or fresh out of college, you could also include internships, any student-run organizations that you were part of while in college, or volunteer experience.
- KEYWORDS AND SKILLS - This is where you sell the skills you have accumulated over the years, and more specifically match these skills up to the skills the employer is looking for as mentioned in the job description. Share what skills you possess, both hard skills and soft skills, and give examples of how you have used these skills. This answers the question, “Why are you the perfect candidate and the most suitable for this job?”
- ACCOMPLISHMENTS - What have you achieved over the span of your career? Always list accomplishments versus tasks.
Accomplishments detail what you achieved in your role or any past experience versus what you did (tasks).
An employer wants to see that you can deliver results! So, make sure that you pull all the accomplishments from your past experience and detail them in your resume.
The more numbers and metrics you can use, the better. An example of this could be “Increased customer retention by 30%”; versus “Followed up with customers to make sure they continued to use our services.'' By adding metrics to your accomplishments you are making them more impactful, boosting your credibility, and making them very specific. This is a great way to share your success stories with a potential employer.
Just getting your resume seen by an employer is not nearly enough to help you get hired, but, it will absolutely make a good first impression and put you in the running for the next steps of the hiring process. Investing time and effort into your resume is essential if you want to get noticed by an employer and get hired.