3 Resume Tips from a Top Career Coach
Wrapping up this week’s message on Resume Tips to GET a job, here’s Resume Tip #3, “Prioritize your skills and background.” Keeping track of what resume goes to what job can be tedious, but as you’ll see in my article, it’s absolutely necessary if you’re going to have REAL success in today’s tough job market. Here’s Resume Tip #3.
#3. Prioritize your skills and background for each job and each company. No, this doesn’t necessarily mean re-writing your resume from beginning to end for each job. What it does mean is having a list of core competencies toward the top of the first page of your resume. Your core competencies consist of your top five to ten assets as an employee and a person. These can then be shifted around depending upon what job and industry you’re applying to. So if you have a strong background in accounting, but the job you’re hoping to get is in retail management, you might want to feature your team building skills at the top of that list.
One more time, having a GREAT core resume and getting the help of a career coach to create that resume is often more affordable than you think, AND it’s 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