Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
ica” color=black size=-1>Job-hunting tips from the December 13, 2010, issue of QuintZine.
In a recent study by ResumeBucket, 51.6 percent of surveyed employers said that “results stated in the candidate’s experience” was the most eye-catching aspect they looked for on a resume; 17.6 percent found the list of previous employers was the aspect they look for; and 13.2 percent said they’re on the lookout for content tailored for the job the candidate is targeting. Only 2.2 percent of employers identified a candidate’s school as the most important area of a resume.
- Copy the text from a job posting or want ad for a job you want to target.
- Create a “tag cloud,” using a tool such as TagCrowd or Wordle.
The words that appear the largest in the tag cloud are the ones that should get the most emphasis and repetition in your resume. To see an illustration of this technique, check out this post in our Quintessential Resumes and Cover Letters Tips Blog.
“That trend is shifting, for two reasons: the prevalence of online resume posting and the ubiquity of cell phones. In response to identity theft issues, we now recommend that individuals not include their home address on resumes that are widely e-mailed or posted on the Internet. It is enough to indicate just city and state if you want to give readers an idea of your physical location. And because more and more people are reachable at all times via cell phone and email, it is sufficient to list just one cell number and one email address rather than cluttering up the resume with multiple data points that force readers to choose how to contact you.”
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