Should I send my resume?
BY: YASHIRA M. GUZMÁN
The resume you send to any business will represent you in front of them, but the question is, are you ready to send it? Is your resume good enough to compete with other people that have similar experience and skills? These are things that you need to consider before you send a resume. That’s why we are going to help you to revamp your resume with some cute little tricks!
What should you do before you send your resume?
- Check the minimum requirements
First, you need to figure out what minimum requirements does that job have to begin with it. Some jobs are more complicated, and you will see that they can be very demanding most of the time. The idea here is to identify what kind of skills, education or professional background they require and that can be quite challenging. If you see that the requirements are very high, you will understand that you need to prepare better before sending your resume.
- Commit to your craft and write a resume that suits your skills, maybe learn some new skills if you can!
You must focus on results, and you need to commit yourself to your craft, which can indeed pay off very well. And since you need to write a resume, try to write one that suits your skills. Some resume types are great for people that want to showcase their skills; others focus more on the work experience. Of course, you can also opt for a hybrid experience if you want.
- Adjust your resume as often as you can
As you take your time and consider all the options, you will find that nothing is impossible. Opportunities are available; however, you do need to adjust your resume to each workplace. It’s the key to get noticed. So be sure you update your resume very often.
What should you highlight in your resume?
- Showcase your experience
Even if there are many things on your resume that are interesting, only two are particularly helpful for an employer. Just, they want to see your work experience first and second; they want to know if you had a similar position before. They will also verify how much time you held it.
- Bring in front all your skills
Add all the skills you have, but make sure that you are honest and that most of them are associated with the position you are applying for it. A lot of people lie in their CVs, so honesty is vital. We know it takes a lot of time and effort, but as long as you take your time and focus on results, you will see how far you can go!
- Highlight all the things that make you unique for that particular job
It will be challenging to write down every specific or specific characteristic you may have to highlight for each position, true. But do it. Take your time to find those things that you are good at. I promise you will find them. Try to focus on all kind of task scenarios you were before, how you handled and completed each assignment or work. I bet some of your challenges bring out the best of you.
- Learn how to handle rejection and make the most out of it!
It’s not nice to be rejected in any situation. But if your resume was denied once don’t give up. Surely, you will see that the entire experience will lead to some good results. If you are dismissed, you will most likely need to evaluate your resume one more time and make some updates. Don’t do what other people may do, and that is to invent their education history or workplaces. Instead, take your time and acquire some new skills, get a new certification or get expert in an area that you are genuinely interested. Get noticed next time!
- Apply only for the jobs that you know you can master
Also, don’t apply for a job unless you know you have most or all the skills the position announced requires. If you continuously send your resume to any employment opportunity without taking care of it before it will not work well for you. Consider the options and avoid rushing it.
The idea is to not re-apply for a job just because you want it so much. Identify why they don’t call you, see the minimum requirements and work on that. In the end, you will be able to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.
Success in your job hunting!