Today, in the second part of our two-part series, I'm sharing my valuable insights as a Recruiter on crafting a standout resume.
In this episode, I'll guide you through the complete process of writing your resume, starting from the top and working our way down. We’ll cover everything, including the essential sections to include, how to tailor your skillset to align with your target job, tips on the effective use of cover letters plus practical insights that will help you make a lasting first impression.
Listen in for valuable advice on how to best showcase yourself on paper, present a compelling case for your candidacy, and secure that interview!
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In This Episode
[00:34] - In this episode, we're discussing the basics of resume writing, formatting, and common mistakes to avoid.
[01:26] - The importance (and proper formatting) of your contact information.
[01:50] - A common mistake some job seekers make when listing their address and why it might cost them their dream job.
[02:32] - Kathleen covers the three areas you absolutely must include on your resume.
[02:43] - The other "nice to include" things you can add to your resume but don't break the #1 rule of resumes for entry-level candidates.
[04:57] - How to elevate your education section and what to include if space permits.
[07:38] - The importance of personalizing your resume: how to make your resume your own while still operating within the required norms of a professional resume.
[08:59] - Work experience: what to include and in what order. Plus, the one thing you need to make sure you get right in this section.
[10:56] - How to be sure your resume stays grammatically precise.
[12:27] - How to tailor your skillset to align with the job you are applying for—using both technical and interpersonal qualities to make a compelling case for your candidacy. Plus, don't forget the keywords.
[14:40] - The importance of crafting your resume to be a captivating first impression, showcasing your true self while paying attention to the details to amplify its appeal to prospective employers.
[17:50] - The next step: how to get the feedback you need to help you refine and perfect your resume for maximum impact.
[20:20] - Kathleen shares the biggest thing to remember when it comes to your resume.
[20:32] - Taking a look at the cover letter: what's the difference between it and the professional summary, and when you should include one with your resume.
[22:33] - Kathleen shares her tips for structuring your cover letter into three paragraphs.
[23:16] - Setting yourself up to land the interview.
[23:47] - If you need further assistance or advice, reach out directly at Kathleen@rocsjobs.com.
[24:10] - Thanks again for listening to Leaving the Nest. To find your next job, visit us online at ROCS Grad Staffing. If you are a business in need of help staffing entry-level positions in your office, please reach out to Kathleen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, feel free to give Kathleen a call at 703-579-6677
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