Friend or Foe in an Employer's Job Market?
by John Kuzmich, Jr.
April 10, 2014
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Dynamic Resume Techniques
Notice the dynamic contact information, graphical/colorful bullets, Summary
& Skills heading with nine key descriptions rather than the tradition
Objectives heading, how dynamically list your experience, and much more!
The average employer takes 8 seconds to review a resume on the first cut.
Some do it in 2 seconds and many use electronic resumes and use a scanner
to eliminate you based on key words and never personally see your resume!
If you are not familiar with the dynamic resume format and other techniques
being used in today's employer-based job market, you really need to attend
our Thursday stake employment meetings at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on a regular
basis. In the interim, there is a special PowerPoint presentation dedicated
to the construction of dynamic resumes required for today's job market.
To view, click on: <http://www.kuzmich.com/Church/resume.html>.
You must become proficient in the following three
areas of job recruitment/searching with cover letter writing, resume
writing and interviewing skills. There are some dynamite books available.
While public libraries may have these books, expect them to be checked
out. Kinkos has them in their lobby. Sit and read them and take notes
at no cost to you or purchase them at any book store. Your Ward Bishop
or Branch to President may have purchased them for your Church unit.
Resume Writing: Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead
by Martin John Yates, published by Adams
It contains hundreds of up-to-date resumes
for most professions as prototypes of how to construct them. There
is no better book on this subject.
Cover Letter Writing
: Cover Letters That
Knock 'Em Dead
by Martin Yates, published by Adams
. A cover letter is as important as a resume.
It is read first before your resume is read. It must dove tail the
specific job description point by point with your qualifications in
a second column explaining why you are perfect for the job! Remember:
a short resume is better than a longer one because longer resumes
can provide to much information and consequently eliminate you from
being called for an interview.
: Knock 'Em Dead with
Great Answers to Though Interview Questions
by Martin John Yates,
published by Adams
. Every interview has a point of departure with
a tough question designed to eliminate you and terminate the interview
early. For example, why are you looking for a new position? How much
salary do you require? Why were you fired? What are your professional
limitations, weaknesses? This book helps point every question to your
strengths. You will also learn how to contact companies on the fly
and work your own way to the company's personnel office step by step
without a job being advertised. Remember; most jobs are filled without
going through the classified adds approach by referrals. .
View & Download a Dynamic Resume Template
There are three kinds of resumes
as you revise your resume:
- Chronological (not good for older people because it easily displays
your approximate age).
- Summary (good for projecting your expertise and career accomplishments).
- Combination of chronological and summary resumes. This is the resume
format that the Church frequently recommends.