How To Make Sure Your Resume Is Ready For Use

To find a job, you’d probably opt to visit a local recruitment agency, an นำเข้าแรงงาน company, or go directly to possible employers looking for people to hire. Regardless, you must prepare an efficient resume for it. Thing is, most applicant use faulty resume which is certainly a problem.

As a Corporate Recruiter, it was interesting to see the quality of resumes on job websites such as, www.Monster.com and www.Careerbuilder.com. Some were great, but some were shockingly awful. Because each company uses different software to organize incoming resumes, I could look past formatting errors, as frustrating as they were. However, typos and other “violators” still jumped off the page (or the screen if you will). Of course, you’ll proofread for typos before sending your resume but that’s only one example the “violators” previously mentioned.

Your Outgoing Voice mail Message

Your outgoing voice mail message should sound professional. Such as: “Hello, this is _______ and I appreciate your call. Please leave your name and number and I’ll return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.” While recruiting, I found a good resume and I was eager to talk with the candidate, until I reached his voice mail. I couldn’t tell if he was attempting humor or if he considered himself a rising star in the rap music industry. It went something like this, “Yo yo, whaaaaaazzzz up, not me so leave a message.” I hung up the phone like it was on fire and moved on to the next resume. The message alone, showed a lack of professionalism. I’ll bet other recruiters followed my lead and passed on this candidate.

Your Email Address

Just as your outgoing voice mail message should show professionalism, your email address should be picked with care. Does ‘queendiva200@****.com’ make you picture someone who plays well with others? Or, can you see how the email address ‘toolsILIke3@ ****.edu’ is frustrating to read and to type for recruiters? The letters “T” “L” “I” and the number “1” are terribly confusing when so close together. So, keep in mind the ease of use when constructing your email address. If you have to look twice at your email address to make sure it’s correct, so will others.

There are many free email sites available; www.yahoo.com or www.hotmail.com. Use a separate email account for only your job search. By separating your personal email from business, you’ll stay organized during your job search. The easiest place to start is just your first and last name. If your name is taken already, add a number at the end of the address.

Proofreading

Even best selling authors have their work proofread by several people, no matter what. To insure the quality of your resume, have someone else read it. You’re too intimate with your resume and it’s easy to miss a typo that will surely scream out at another. Trade with someone else who is job searching or even a neighbor.

After your initial draft and before proofing, step away from your resume for 24 hours or more, if possible. You’ll spot errors more easily after you’ve been away from the material.

Electronic copies of your resume

You’re done and ready to send your resume into Cyber land. I recommend that you save two copies because some companies require you to remove all formatting from your resume. If the company gives any instructions on formatting it is kindly appreciated by the recruiter when you follow them.

After you’ve sent your resume

Once you send your resume to a company, bookmark their website or add it to your favorites list. When they call, and they will, you can pull up the site quickly; even while on the phone with the recruiter. From a recruiter’s point of view, when you mention something on the website which led you to apply, it shows your interest in the company and the position.

The reason you took the time to follow these concepts

By applying these concepts you’ve shown the following; your professionalism, ability to follow directions and your level of interest. Sounds like a good foundation to me!

All my best to you on a smooth and profitable job search.