REFRESH YOUR RESUME, REFRESH YOUR JOB PROSPECTS
t's finally a new year and you've more likely just returned back to your job or are looking around for an alternative role. On that note, have you ever thought about refreshing your resume? This is your chance to rejuvenate and fall back in love with your career and ensure you look your best on paper to start the new year.
Ensure that your resume clearly and immediately states your career goal with a brief descriptive headline or career objective section. Adding your interest to why you wish to achieve this goal is essential as it will help clarify exactly what kind of job you are looking for.
Make sure your resume reflects relevant keywords. Review current job advertisements in your career field and customise your resume with these specific words to make your resume role focused.
Include metrics in your resume to indicate to employers how good you are or were in achieving certain goals in your jobs. For example mention the number of people you supervised, if you achieved any financial goals for your company or include your major achievements.
Make sure your most recent job is at the top of your career history section. Add your new skills you've developed.
Cut out irrelevant details which don't suit your current career goal. Cut down older jobs and make sure details like
the job title, dates employed and the employer along with the city and state are included. Be specific on your current duties to show an employer what you are or could be responsible for in the future should they wish to engage you.
Also consider creating multiple resumes to attract individual job roles. By doing this, you are showing an interest in one specific job role and this will demonstrate to employers that you are not just applying for "any job".
This will give potential employers a much better idea of whether you are a good fit for their particular job.
Proofread your resume carefully to ensure it is error-free. Check your personal details are up to date and make sure it has no spelling, grammatical or punctuation mistakes.