Technology has changed the job search process forever.
You’ve heard the definition of ‘insanity’…. Keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results. If your resume is not leading to interviews, you may need to make changes. You can’t keep using the same document and expect it to generate different results.
Often your resume is being screened by an automated system or a parser versus a human being. This is why it is so important for you to have a keyword rich career summary and a list of your core competencies listed on the top third of the first page of your resume. If you are mass submitting your resume and not customizing your career summary to fit the jobs you are targeting, this could result in your resume being screened out.
It is time consuming to customize your cover letters and career summary but it is time well spent. Your goal as a job seeker is to schedule as many interviews and informational interviews as possible. Scheduling an interview should be your goal each evening when you are planning out your calls for the following day. If you don’t schedule interviews, you will not get a job.
Show your resume to an employment professional or utilize experts who will review your resume and advise you. The greatest thing about these services – someone calls you to make sure they understand what it most important to you. They also provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the end product, they will make any and all changes you request.
We recommend the experts at Careers With A Purpose to whip a resume into shape. They have an excellent Resume Writing Manual. You can review their services HERE