You dont need us to tell you that writing a resume is the first step in applying for Prescott jobs. But we will tell you to look at it very carefully once its on paper. No two resumes will be the same, but there are some basic steps that each one should follow. When the time comes to write, rewrite, or edit your resume, try to keep these pointers, courtesy of Daniel Scocco at Daily Writing Tips, in mind:
1. Have another pair of eyes look it over: any piece of writing youre producing, whether it is an essay, article, or a resume will always benefit from another perspective. Try as we might, we just cant pick up on every slip up in our writing. Getting a second or even third opinion can help immensely.
2. Tailor each resume specifically for the job you are applying for: having just one generalized resume for every job application might reduce the amount of time you spend writing and editing, but it could reduce your chances of landing that interview. Each job application should have its own resume (and cover letter as well) that specifically addresses why you would be a good fit for that particular position.
3. Not all work experience is relevant or required: this one goes hand-in-hand with the second tip. For example, if you are applying for a job at a retail outlet, your resume should list any work experience you had relating to retail; theres no need to include that time you worked at a restaurant.
4. Use the right keywords: many companies now use digital databases for candidate searching, meaning that HR departments run search queries with certain keywords to find what they are looking for. Job descriptions and job ads are the best sources to find out which words suit your resume and make you show up on the companys radar.
By Kyle Wise
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