THR Partners, Executive Search Firm specializing in the HVAC, Appliance, and Commercial Restaurant Equipment Industries
It’s up to you to make it EASY for an employer to find your resume, when searching through numerous resumes submitted online. Most employers scan resumes (spending only a few seconds reading your resume) and write down the resumes that stand out. This helps them focus only on the job seekers who have the skills and experience they need for their opportunity. Once they have done this for a few days, they then go back to the resumes to either print them out, call the job seekers or re-read them more thoroughly to see who to schedule for a job interview. This is why it is CRITICAL for you to list your name and position title that you are applying for when you name and save your resume as a word document for attaching.
Here are some good examples of how job seekers have saved their resumes:
• John Smith – Engineering Resume
• Mary Dunn – Executive Assistant Resume
• Mike Taylor – IT Specialist
• Tony Nelson – Paralegal
Saving your resume like the examples above, makes it very simple for hiring authorities to find your resume.
Here are some bad examples of how job seekers have saved their resume:
• Resume Version 3
• Resume Version 5, no pic
• Foxy Lady Resume
• New Resume
• Resume Doc
• John’s Resume
• My Resume
In all of these bad examples, the hiring authority would have to open the resume in order to figure out whose resume was attached. Often hiring authorities will open and take action on the resumes that are easy to find. They also favor resumes that list the title of the job that they are offering.
MUST READ It is not the person who is the most qualified who gets hired in this competitive job market. It is the job seeker who interviews best. Take time to log in to your Career Portal and read all the materials under the Third Phase of your job search – INTERVIEW. The last five steps of the job search outlined under this phase also helps you fine tune your communication and networking abilities.
It may be time for you to focus on one company at a time in your job search. Select a company you want to work for and do as much research on them as possible. Customize your resume to fit their company culture and needs. Study past and current projects the company is involved in and show how you could help with those projects. If possible, complete some free research or work for them showing proof of your talent. Express the reasons you want to work for their company and your high level of confidence. This type of focused marketing of your abilities may result in scheduling more interviews that will lead to job offers. The minute you have completed your first target, you repeat the same process for the next company you have targeted. Hiring authorities will appreciate your extra effort.
It’s time to read and review the 16 step process for finding a job as outlined under PREPARE – SEARCH & CONNECT – INTERVIEW on the Home Page of our Career Portal. Doing this will assist you in jump starting a new search or put new life in a search that you may have been conducting for several months. Individuals who have completed all sixteen steps have reported great results. We’d like for you to be the next person who accepts a job offer for their dream job!