Take heart, job seekers. Although the outlook on employment in our beautiful state of South Carolina is reflected in the nation-wide depressed economy and unemployment, there are positive steps you can take to get an edge on positions as they become available. Although there are some hiring freezes on jobs and salaries in companies, conditions can change rapidly and more jobs will be come available.
For that reason, one of the steps you can take to be proactive in being in the right place at the right time is to update your resume for quick results. Remember, the resume is key, and, hopefully, will unlock a door to an interview. You should keep that in mind as you are preparing or updating it.
It is important, in these hard-to-find-a job times and the competition is high for the same job, for you to keep your resume brief and highlighted with your skills and qualifications. Many companies employ scanners to highlight buzz words describing a job description for their open positions. These scanners are the first step in selecting candidates for that important interview. It’s important to add them to your resume so you will be selected for the next step in the hiring process.
In my next article, you will find an outline for an update on your present resume. Your resume will be condensed to one page for quick reading and pertinent buzz words added for your particular position. If you already have a resume, recheck it for work history and dates and add any skills or educational aspects you may have acquired since your last update. With your resume and this outline in hand, you can easily transform your resume into into one that will efficiently reflect what you are offering for the open position and secure that interview for further review in getting that job you want.