Christine Lea March 29, 2021 Resume
As technology advances and offers us ever more options, it was something of a natural progression that the resume as we know it, evolved into the digital or video resume. Rather than the usual printed or written resume templates we are used to seeing, this is a Digital resume, where the job applicant speaks to a camera and presents his sample resumes in video format. This is a two minute elevator speech kind of resume, where the applicant quickly, concisely and briefly states his or her abilities, and the possible contribution that they could make to the organization they are seeking employment with.
This almost precludes sending out mass resumes or dropping off 50 resumes at a job fair. Having multiple or adaptable resumes mean researching and targeting. In essence you should have two core resumes. The first resume is the one that you would send ahead. The second resume would be the one you leave behind after the interview. Because while I do think that Richard Bolles is dead on, sometimes you have to send a resume ahead of you.
So, let‘s take a moment here to talk about Key words specifically. Key words can be found quiet easily. In fact, when you look at a job post, they are filled with keywords that pertain to the position, what is expected of you to fill this position and what the company is looking for in a potential candidate. Never repeat word for word what a job post lists as skills required for the position however, pick out certain words that can be used throughout your resume and particularly at the beginning in the Career Objective section.
A video resume follows many of the same principles as regular sample resumes - it has to make a good first impression in the shortest time possible and it has to stand out with regard to style as well as content. The first ten seconds of the video resume corresponds to the look and layout of your resume sample - if you fail to grab the viewer or reader‘s attention at that first instant, the rest of the resume doesn‘t get watched, or read as in the written resume scenario.
Job-hunting in the 21st century lends itself to all types of great conveniences. Whereas once upon a time, you had to reference a book in order to construct a great resume, today technology is here to help us navigate the perils of crafting this very important document. Resume builders (sometimes called resume wizards) are a great way to bypass common resume pitfalls. Why attempt a resume all alone when there are quick and easy ways to build one via our modern technology?
Every potential employer will want to see a resume from you and it is the quality of that resume that will determine who gets a job interview. Your resume is tantamount to a sales brochure about you. After having read your resume the potential employer should have a better understanding of who you are and your possible suitability for the advertised role. It serves to get the employer better acquainted with you so that, hopefully, they can decide if they want to get to know you better. The resume is the first step. It is your introduction to an employer and it is where the employer will get their first impression of you. First impressions really do count! If you make a poor first impression, you‘ll never get to take part in the job interview process. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make the most of the chance you get.