Melaine Madeleine April 1, 2021 Resume
It is good to appear eager to do the job, but not so much that you sound desperate. There is an extremely fine line that you must walk in order to produce the best possible resume. You want to use intelligent language, however, you don‘t want to go overboard with hyperbole, or uncommon words or phrases. It is important to use everyday language whenever possible. Obviously, if you are applying for a highly technical position, it will be necessary to use some of the technical terms and specialised lingo that is used in that particular profession. As a general rule of thumb you should keep everything simple and straight to the point.
If the beginning grabs the viewer they will likely watch all of the 90 to 120 seconds of the video resume - and this is all the time you have to extol all your virtues, abilities, qualifications, special abilities, technical and other skills and experiences. The plus point of this kind of resume template is that you can intersperse your video with other images - charts, graphs, even personal recommendations and certificates. You can even add visual samples of previously done work - this can be particularly useful for when applying for a job with visual media, film, design, graphics or video production. It can make the resume sample far more interesting and greatly increase its impact on the prospective employee.
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.
Scanning for keywords is not used by 100% of employers, however, a very high percentage of them do use this technique. Think about it for a second. They will sometimes receive 100‘s and possibly thousands of resumes for various positions being offered. It would take way to much time for each and every resume to be read through. In some cases, companies even use software which scans resumes for keywords. If these targeted key words are not found, well, in computer terms...delete, delete, delete.
Certifications- There are a number of different writing, training and coaching certifications available from which to pursue and from a variety of professional organizations that focus on writing or coaching practices. This does not mean that certification guarantees a quality product, nor does it mean that whoever certified the individual is the best judge of writing/coaching, particularly when the judging is based on a number of subjective opinions as to what a ”good” coach or writer really should do.
Another place to look for targeted keywords is on the company‘s website. Do your due diligence and research the company you are applying to. Find out who they are, what exactly they do, what their business model is, who works for them and if you can, even what their employees are saying about the company they work for. This will arm you with the right targeted keywords to impress whoever is looking at your resume or even to pass a software scan and help you get closer to that all important interview.