Saturday, May 12, 2012

Use a customized resume!

Quick job search tip this week.  Make a customized resume!  When you  are applying for a job make sure the resume is relevant.

For example.  Applying for a job at Wal-Mart you'd want to make sure your "Objective" says something like "To obtain a job as a sales professional at Wal-Mart".  Even are sending that to a recruiter at Wal-Mart (call him Jeff) and you'd want to send an email/cover letter that actually addresses "Dear Jeff" with that customized resume you make specifically for Wal-Mart.

Finally, make sure your resume speaks to the job.  If the job requires a certain skill that you have...make sure you MENTION that skill in your resume. Never assume people will think it's there.  Assume they won't, and put it into works.

You'd be surprised how many "To Whom It May Concern" letters I see with a resume that states something like "To get a cool job that grows my skills".  Lame, lamer and lamest.....take five minutes to do a good job an send in a resume that shows you care.

Good luck this week!


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