Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the November 20, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
Wetfeet.com has a nifty feature — a resume review section where real resumes are reviewed by actual employers. Some of the reviews are not very detailed, but you still have an opportunity to see what employers consider to be the good and bad points of real jobseeker resumes. Resumes in the archives from March 2000 and before need to be downloaded in .pdf format and viewed with Acrobat Reader (a free downloadable program), but later resumes conveniently open up in a browser window. You can even submit your own resume for review, though it looks like only a few are chosen for critiques. Check out Wetfeet’s Resume Review Section.
- A job candidate with skills (quality) who is a…
- corporate fit (value) tucked into a …
- professional image (package).
Initially you acquire the interview by focusing careful attention to developing your resume. It’s important to remember that a resume never buys a job. It merely buys an appointment for an interview. By handling the interview as a champion, you will get a job offer. Think of your resume as a product description. You are the product! Once you entice the employer (buyer), you are halfway there. A professional resume writer can easily convey your skills in an accurate assessment appropriate to the position you are applying for. Once you’ve accomplished that, the interview stage is potentially easier than wading through the sea of good and bad resumes.
— This Q Tip courtesy of Diana C. LeGere, president of Executive Final Copy and employment coordinator for Greenbacks Bringing Hope Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT.
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