While the resume concept has changed dramatically in the last few years, many job seekers are still stuck in the past.
(PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Job seekers looking to land a coveted job – whether it’s a suitable part-time role or possibly a rewarding long-term career – should head to http://www.PerWickstrom.com and check out the latest blog post entitled “Resume 101: What Employers Want to See.”
“While the resume concept has changed dramatically in the last few years, many job seekers are still stuck in the past,” commented Per Wickstrom, who blogs regularly about business, self-development, health, wellness and more. “These days, employers typically decide within 30 seconds – and sometimes even faster than that – if a candidate should be called in for an interview. That means job seekers have to hit the ground running with their resume and make the most out of that first impression; because they’re almost certainly not going to get beyond that stage, even if they are in fact the best person for the job.”
According to Per Wickstrom, job seekers who want to win an interview and give themselves the best possible chance of landing a coveted job should consider the following resume fundamentals:
- Highlight achievements and accomplishments – use statistics whenever possible
- Customize each resume to fit the needs of each specific job
- Use appropriate keywords – many employers use technology to scan resumes for certain keywords, and won’t even see a resume that doesn’t score well
- Choose the most effective resume structure based on career history, as well as the particular job being sought
“Job seekers should keep in mind that employers view hiring as an investment, not a task,” added Per Wickstrom. “And so job seekers position themselves to succeed when it’s clear from their resume that they’re a smart investment.”
The full text of Per Wickstrom’s latest blog post is available at http://www.perwickstrom.com/business/resume-101-what-employers-want-to-see/
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About Per Wickstrom
Per Wickstrom is the President and Founder of Best Drug Rehabilitation, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center focused on helping individuals through holistic and natural methods. Per believes that it's never too late to turn your life around and do something positive with your life - he is living proof that hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude can overcome any negative situation.