Job Tips – Your Resume Is To Get You An Interview, Not A Job

Your resume should be written to spark the interest of the employer, so they will ask for an interview so they can find out more about you.

Some people write a resume as if the purpose of the document was to land a job. As a result they end up with a really long and boring piece that makes them look like desperate job hunters.

Highlight your skills and achievements without writing your life story, but be careful not to be too brief either.

Update Your Resume Regularly

It is a good idea to update your resume on a regular basis. This is a must if you are actively searching for new employment, as your resume should always be ready to be sent. But even if you are currently employed, you never know when that perfect opportunity will arise, so you need to have your resume updated and ready to use when needed.

By consistently adding to, and updating your resume, it will end up being a much simpler task than having to completely overhaul the document when you realise it is incredibly out-of-date.

Add all the information that you think is relevant, as well as courses, training programs, and other academic qualifications that you might receive along the way. Also remember to take out any old information or qualifications that may not apply or be valid anymore. This is the best way to keep track of everything and to make sure that you don’t miss out on a job by sending your resume after the application closing date.

Resume and CV tips to help you with job hunting @ WestJobs.com.auRemember, your resume and cover letter need to position you to outshine your competition and grab the employer or hiring manager’s attention.

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About Mark Read

Mark Read has a wide Internet background, having launched his first online business in the 90's and developed many since then. WESTjobs.com.au was launched in 2010 and has been built into a ground breaking jobsboard that is changing the way jobseekers, recruiters and employers connect with each other, through WESTjobs ability to present jobseekers to employers and job opportunities to our jobseeker audience.
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One Response to Job Tips – Your Resume Is To Get You An Interview, Not A Job

  1. cv examples says:

    I agree with you,Using resume tips we can be successful in interview but not for job,to get a job we need to clear all interview rounds.