Time to re-enter the job market
by Resume Digest on 06 May 2013 permalink
This is the time to beef-up your resume and hit the job market with new expectations. This is the start of the new financial year and companies have a new budget to spend. Some will create new positions to wrestle market share from their competitors.
Contrary to popular belief the job market is indeed seasonal and if you have pulled out in despair and resigned yourself that you won't secure a job - well guess what - that might become a self fulfilling prophecy!
On the other hand if you believe this is your opportunity to show up your face at interviews and hone in your ability to sell your unique combination of skills - go for it!
The first step of course is to work on your resume. But let us suggest a different approach: why not work on the job advertisement instead? You have sent scores of your resume without much success and are deprived of any feedback as to why it fails to generate interest. It could br the sheer number of applicants you are up against. It could be your resume lacks some specific industry buzzwords recruiters are skimming for. It could be the lack of substantiated achievements in each role you held as opposed to a bland statement of your duties.
Be as it may - why not take the opposite approach and work from the job advertisement back to your own resume? Pick the exact requirements found in the ad and match them each time with some specific instance in your work history where you have exercised and demonstrated that particular ability.
That could be a lot of work. In particular you may not be able to keep the chronological order of your work history. The most recent employment may not be the most relevant for the position at hand.
That's where Resume Digest comes to the rescue. Give it a go!
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