In this day and age, it is not enough just to have excellent qualifications and a good looking resume. You can’t get by with those things anymore, but you may with lower paying jobs. If you are like most people, you want a really good job. In order to get that good job, you need to put effort into your resume, real ENGAGING effort. I don’t know if you know this, but did you know that it only takes a few seconds for an employer to skim over your resume and decide whether or not to keep reading your resume or toss it to the side? Yep. That is the truth. Rough, isn’t it? Why not be judged solely by your qualifications? Nope. Not going to happen, my friend. It is truly unfortunate the amount of resumes that get no attention whatsoever because they do not engage the reader, in your case, your potential employer. As rough as this may sound, some employers have admitted that they have judged job seekers not by their qualifications, but solely by the quality and presentation of their resumes.
Remember, this is your one chance to catch the attention of the employer, and so you must take advantage of this small window to advertise yourself in the most interesting and professional way possible. You must be able to show them that you have value and that you can bring greatness to their company. You must have excellent presentation and be able to convey the right message.
Just think of your resume as your marketing tool and take advantage of this tool. Utilize it. Don’t just list your jobs, educational background and expect that it is. Absolutely not. You are not done writing that resume of yours. Please make sure to list your accomplishments. What have you done in your past jobs that make you exceptional? Think about it. Put yourself in their shoes. Your content on that piece of paper is worth so much and your future employment opportunity depends on it. The fact of the matter is that if you don’t succeed in engaging the reader, you will most likely not land a job interview. So, let’s do it! Let’s keep the reader engaged to the point where they decide to pick up that phone and make a call. “Ring, ring.” Your phone is ringing. It looks like someone wants to interview you.