3 ways to get phone or face-to-face Interviews
Do you need an easy checklist to get through the noise and the crowd of resumes to get your resume noticed?
Do not let your emotions do the thinking when creating a quick checklist to get your resume noticed regarding your job search.
You should have three strategies to get your job search off the ground and start participating in phone or face-to-face interviews:
- Those who read your resume want to know one thing, What’s Your Story?
Too many people leave the reader asking more questions than getting answers from their resumes.
CLEAN UP THE VERBIAGE AND PROVIDE CLARITY ON YOUR RESUME:
- Who is that employer and what is their industry or what service or product do/did they provide? If the company is associated with multiple product lines, processes, or industries, identify the one(s) with which you have experience and/or expertise.
- What does that job title mean and what did the candidate do to actually contribute accomplishments for the employer?
- Employers and Recruiters like to do candidate searches dialing in on the freshest and most recently updated resume.
UPDATE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE AND ENSURE IT IS ALIGNED WITH CURRENT RESUME:
Recruiters and employers are doing more resume searching than job posting. The days of just posting every job is evolving to a search model. The search resume model is active before, during, and after a job posting.
- Get your resume onto a job-board resume database and keep it refreshed.
YOU HAVE CLEANED UP THE VERBIAGE ON YOUR RESUME AND PROVIDED MORE CLARITY. NOW YOU HAVE ALIGNED YOUR RESUME WITH LINKEDIN.
- Pick a job-board or a recruiter network and make an introduction of your resume.
- Be open, honest, and direct with any recruiter or employer who contacts you.
- Make a database of contacts that you receive, including the name of the person with whom you spoke, the job title, and the date of the conversation.