The Internet has created the most efficient distribution channels for businesses to reach more potential customers. It’s also created jobs that can be done remotely. In fact, that is the exact situation millions of employees and companies find themselves in right now.
There are now more than four and a half billion daily Internet users. There are over 5.1 billion mobile users, 196 million daily social media users, and e-commerce sales are expected to top 6.5 trillion dollars by 2023 according to Statista.
These numbers will continue to grow, offering an opportunity to secure a job you love through digital means.
While the opportunities are tremendous, so are the number of job seekers, in the same position, trying to take advantage of the available opportunities. You have to stand out if you’re going to land your dream job.
After reviewing over 200,000 resumes and crafting thousands for directors, VP, executives, and other professionals targeting six-figure jobs, I wanted to share with you just how much easier your job search can be by having a compelling resume.
Your resume is an important way to showcase your skills, have specific measurable achievements listed throughout your career, and provide a few tips to help in this process. It’s how to stand out and land your dream job.
When you think about resumes, you often hear terms like keywords, and if you don’t have the right ones listed on your resume, it may not pass through the Applicant Tracking System.
Let me let you in on a little secret, nearly 90% of people have the right keywords in their resume. Why most people are being overlooked is because of what is in their career summary.
The first thing a recruiter looks at when determining if they are going to pass your information on or give you a call to do a phone screen is the top of your resume. I cannot express the importance of listing your most significant measurable achievements at the top of your resume relative to what you are targeting.
This is by far the biggest mistake I see most job director and executive seekers make.
When you can craft a result-driven, achievement-based resume showcasing your skills, magical things happen. You start getting on more quality interviews, but more importantly, the interviews go tremendously better.
It goes better because you have done a better job explaining how you have been successful throughout your career, and you aren’t just talking about what you have done.
It makes for a truly better conversation, as they have a better understanding of the value you can provide based on your past accomplishments.
Your dream job is one results-driven resume away.
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This article originally appeared on Executive Upgrades.
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