Now that you know how to draft your resume to answer the job posting thought I’d share a few more tips that will help with editing your resume. Let’s go over some Do’s and Don’ts.
The key to making sure you’re submitting the right resume is understanding the job posting. If you’re looking to customize your resume you will want to look at the job requirements. This is not to say you shouldn’t read the entire description to determine if this would be a job you’re interested in, but a note to pay extra attention to the job requirements. Before you submit a resume to a job opening make sure you’ve read the job requirements and can say with confidence your resume meets them.
First impressions are everything so the reality is that sometimes you can’t recover from a bad interview. However, it all depends on the hiring manager and the position. Some Hiring Managers are very understanding when it comes to interviewers being nervous and maybe not presenting well. There are also some positions where the business may need to move fast and may have several interviews scheduled so you may not have a chance to redeem yourself. Then there are some positions where maybe there isn’t a large pool of candidates, and you will have the opportunity to redeem yourself for future opportunities.
I’m from the Midwest so winters can be hard and seem like they last forever. So I completely understand not wanting to be anywhere near a laptop and or searching for a job. So I’m sharing a few helpful tips that will help you not lose momentum during the summer, and that will not take up all your time.
The decision to accept or decline the offer should start long before you’re extended the offer. The first thing you need is a list of your deal breakers, must haves and items you would be willing to be flexible on. The list should help guide your decision making with deciding to apply for a job and or accept the offer. If you have the luxury of being able to turn down offers, then you should only apply for jobs that you want.