Post # 1
(As some of you might know) I am set to leave England later this month and head back to the states which means I need to have some job interviews lined up so that I can get a j-o-b. I’m 22, newly married, fresh out of college and broke yet as I browse positions all day long I am constantly put off from applying and I think it is because I know my resume and cover letter aren’t the best. So far I only have a rough draft and to be honest I’m not sure what all employers are looking for in those documents that make them thing ‘Call this girl in!’.
Does anyone have any resume, cover letter, or job seeking tips/advice/examples?
Oh- and going from working at a university under work study and making ~400 a month to having the possibility to making 25-40k after having graduated seems to exist.
The fact that I actually worked hard at my old job makes me feel like these people would never pay me this amount of money – its such a jump. Its intimidating actually so did you graduates income jump up as well?
Post # 3
When I was hiring for a campaign, I completely overlooked to “overdone” resumes. Sorry I don’t have and example ready, mine was on my laptop that broke. When you do get about to putting one together make it direct and to the point. Follow the K.I.S.S. rule.
Post # 4
Keep it simple! If you need assistance on brushing up your cover letter and resume, there is likely a resource you can go to – a college, an education centre, etc. All websites tell you to pump yourself up and be confident, but as someone who works in recruiting, you don’t want to overdo it. You come off as being overqualified.
Post # 5
Use words from the job description in your resume. Many times, it’s HR going through resumes and they simply don’t know the details of your job.
For example, I’m a web developer and the job description could say “Requirement: Photoshop experience”. If I put on my resume “Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite” (which includes Photoshop), the HR hiring person would not pick my resume because it doesn’t say “Photoshop” and they have no idea what “Adobe Creative Suite” is.
I discovered this when I was hired for my current job. HR hadn’t passed along my resume. My boss couldn’t find anyone, so he asked HR for all the resumes submitted for the position and he picked up mine and called me in for an interview. Apparently I didn’t have the right “buzz-words” on my resume for HR to think it was worthy of passing on.