3 Resume Tips from a Top Career Coach
Following along this week’s theme of Resume Tips to help you actually GET a job, here’s Resume Tip #2, “Research the industry you hope to work in.” This is VITAL for a successful job search. I hope you’ll all check in later this week for Resume Tip #3.
#2. Research the industry where you hope to work. Yes, again this means an investment of your time, but stop and ask yourself, “How much luck have I had sending out fifty resumes a week?” The answer is probably none. Even if it’s an industry you’ve been in for years, it’s sometimes hard to know the latest news when you’ve been inside a company for a while. Next, be sure to feature the most current assets you bring with you – for instance, perhaps you’ve helped you’re your department switch to a new software to keep track of core competencies. Having a few talking points on the recent news of your industry will also give you something other than yourself to discuss at the interview, and it also shows initiative and enthusiasm.
Remember, it’s very important to start with a GREAT core resume. The expertise of a career coach to create this is one of the best investments you can make in yourself – whether you’re out of work or not. To your continued success for 2010!
Catherine Palmiere, CEIC, CPBA, CPCC, CPC, CTS, CSS
Adam Personnel, Inc (212) 557-9150