All Hail the Figjam Resume
Updated: Nov 3, 2018
Your Resume holds POWER and may mean the difference between staying in a dull, poorly paid job or gaining a career filled with job satisfaction. It's the KEY to unlocking a new door and perhaps a better life!
Resumes need to be all of the following:
continually updated and revised, adding new jobs/skills/training as they are acquired t
meet current industry/workplace standards by using correct terms and contemporary language
be a true reflection of your worth and potential
not arrogant yet not too humble either
totally free of spelling and grammatical errors
pack a punch and engage the reader - not looking like a cookie-cutter resume
have relevant referees who you KNOW are 100% trustworthy
be truthful and honest without "too much information"
match the job you are applying for, and include details of skills, experience and knowledge that can be reconciled against the job advertised (making the reader's life easier as they can see a correlation /connection, enough to place you on the short list)
It's THE most important career document you possess! It can either yield you an interview or it can make your application obsolete! So, where do you start? here's a guide
Get hold of your resume, read over and better still, have an objective third party review the layout and contents; Obtain an expert opinion -HR professional or recruiter
Test the market - if your resume is successful, then more often than not, you will be called in for an interview, if however, you are NOT contacted... Houston, we have a problem resume!