Every day that passes is one day closer to the inevitable bounce back from COVID-19. While nobody can accurately predict when that will be, now is the time to start preparing for it. Get your resume updated and make sure you are explaining what you have accomplished and how your skills and experience will make you an asset moving forward.
Here are a few tips to get you ready:
Create a first-rate resume that shows you as a first-rate candidate
Your resume is the essential first step in helping you get back into the work world. You’ll be depending on it to persuade a recruiter to call you for an interview. So, your resume must stand out before you send it. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Tailor your resume to the job posting: The all-purpose resume won’t make a splash. You need to create a resume tailored to the job for which you are applying. Read the job listing carefully and make sure you highlight the skills and experience that the employer wants.
- Use industry keywords to get their attention: If you are applying for a job at a large company, there may be many others who are doing the same. These companies may use a filtering system to scan resumes for particular keywords. Pick them from the job posting and use them appropriately.
- Give them statistics to support your skills: While you’ll want to emphasize the skills that will impress an employer, you should take it one step further and give them metrics to back them up. For instance, if you increased sales with a unique marketing plan, indicate how much those sales increased.
- Tell a story to let them know how you have grown: You should consider adding a story to your resume content. Not only can you highlight your skills, experiences, and accomplishments, but you can also show your potential employer how you have grown and developed over the years.
- Don’t forget the cover letter: You can impress a recruiter with a well-written cover letter that expands on your skills and accomplishments. Recruiters will appreciate the extra effort you put into it.
- Double-check before you send it: You will fail in your mission to impress a recruiter if your resume and cover letter are loaded with errors in spelling and grammar. Proofread everything carefully, and if you don’t trust yourself, have a friend or family member look it over.
We can help you convey the message that you are essential
We can help you prime your resume to articulate what you’ve accomplished and how you can be an asset going forward. Let’s get your resume to read like the first-string player you are. And if you don’t have a resume, we can help with that, too!
Select Staff is a leading staffing company in Dallas, Texas, specializing in the placement of light industrial, office, clerical, accounting, and finance personnel. If you want to be ready for the bounce back, contact the experts at Select Staff today!