By: James Goetz
For some, passion may have to do with a particular job. It may have nothing to do with a service or product but a company or industry. There are many passions out in the universe. Your passion is unique to your reality. What a gift this truly is!
Other than an elevator pitch, your resume is a tool to get you in the front door. The goal of a resume is to get the interview. What you do with the interview is…. well…up to you. But what’s the point of an interview if you cannot get to this point? Your resume is the tool to get you this interview.
There are three types of resumes. A functional resume shows your experience without dates. If there’s a gap in your resume for some reason such as unemployment, being in an unrelated industry or the unfortunate part all to common a prison sentence, this resume format should be considered. A chronological resume is just that, chronological. It follows dates for educational experience up until today. A narrative resume is much like a functional resume but with in a free flowing narrative.
Your layout should be visually attractive while maintaining professionalism. Font size should be twelve point and a Times New Roman or Arial fonts are typically the norm.
Use a headline. When looking through hundreds to thousands of resumes, yours must stand out without the use of pink perfume scented paper. Use a visually catching headline to grab the reader’s attention.
Know your audience. Who is this resume written for? Make sure you know the company executives and interviewer to create your resume and before your interview. You can use industry periodicals, blogs, journals, and networking as research tools.
Most resumes are submitted online. Human resources departments utilize keyword software to select resumes to review. Use keywords throughout your name that both signal you have what it takes to get the job done and that you deliver value. You may see a paycheck for your efforts. That company sees the paycheck as a financial investment for you.
Realize that 67% of hiring managers indicate there are 3-4 keywords they specifically search for in resumes. These keywords are typically nouns or noun phrases. They are located in position titles, industry names, skill sets, name brand, universities, degrees and technologies.
When looking at a job description, take a careful look and pick out the keywords being used. Then ensure these exact keywords are used as often as possible in your resume while still allowing your resume to flow. There are websites such as job-search-engine.com/keyword and wordlf.net that can help you identify industry keywords.
Be persistent, keep your head up, and your feet moving and you will see your passion has become reality.
James "Jim" Goetz, affectionately referred to as, "Dr. Daddy", is a leading global expert in the field of health, fitness and wellness having spent many years as a strength and conditioning coach, completing his national chiropractic board exams and authoring numerous articles on the subject. He currently explores the unknown in advancing human performance through scientific research.
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