Final Thoughts on a Well-Crafted Resume
With careful planning and listening, a candidate can parlay the information presented in the resume into answers to tough interview questions, and ultimately into evidence of why he or she should be at the high end of a pay scale. Without proof, reassurance, and facts, a request for negotiating more compensation is a long shot. By providing evidence from start to finish, a candidate is far more likely to negotiate a greater offer. Your request will be based on market conditions, the company’s needs and how well you fit them, supported by factual evidence. In this market, high salaries are not effectively negotiated just because a candidate “looks good” or was able to “schmooze” his/her way through an interview. Employers rely on evidence that you will be worth what you are asking. That value begins to build the moment they read your resume.How well is your resume working for you?
Questions about some of the terminology used in this article? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms. Sherri’s background includes 20 years of management, consulting and training for service driven companies and organizations. She has offered outplacement and coaching services for individuals pursuing a career change, by design or through downsizing, merger, or returning from an extended absence from the workplace for the past ten years. Her clients learn how to identify their workplace demand and value, and how to market themselves effectively to obtain the type of work that fuels their passions and allows them to live their dreams. Reach her through her Web site: ResourceMaximizer, or e-mail her at email@example.com.