We are all aware of the common mistakes to look for in regards to our resume: grammar, punctuation and misspellings.
But when we are in a panic "money NOW" mode, we tend not to pay attention to details that are so very important when applying for a job.... using the same resume format to apply for a wide range of positions... not attaching a cover letter or including your salary requirement when requested, does not help your chances of employment.
Even if you are not hired for which the position you applied, having a well written resume can place you in a list of "potential candidates" for other not yet posted positions.
It's important to go after a job you WANT, with the hope that it will bring career HAPPINESS and contentment beyond just a paycheck. Although there is no guarantee that you will find happiness within your next job position, you want to at least know how to create change and try again.
It's best to learn how to write your own resume. Not only is it easier to sell yourself during an interview when you understand the skills and words written on your resume, but it saves time and money when you need to create a job specific resume when attempting to make a job change.
Being able to place your career/job life on paper is the first step in understanding which job(s) to go after! If you decide to hire a resume writer, make sure you are well equipped with the knowledge to find and hire the right person for the task.
There are 4 common types of resume format; but did you know there are more?
Do you know which format to use for your goal?
Do you understand your resume goal?
Do you know what information should be included or excluded from your resume?
Take the time to learn your needs and wants before you place your life in someone else's hands or just learn to do it yourself.
Written By Mia R. Jackson, Lead Career Coach for www.jacksondakota.com