Are you about ready to quit? Perhaps your job is really beginning to grind you down. Maybe your rights are being eroded and you’ve had to call on the services of a wage and overtime claim lawyer or maybe you’ve just outgrown your current role and there’s no scope for moving upwards.
Whatever the reason, you might just be ready to make a change. We know this is easier said than done, especially when it feels that there just aren’t the jobs out there but if you need to start thinking about jumping ship, then we can help you get that resume in great shape and help you get interview ready.
Get the basics down
If you’re preparing your resume then the first thing you need to do is gather all your basic information together. If you’re organized, you’ll have filed all your educational and training certificates all in one place and know the months and years that you started and left your previous jobs. If you’re not quite this organized then start getting everything together so you don’t have to spend time searching for dates and bits of paper when you’re in the flow of creating your perfect resume
Now you’re ready to start.
Times change and so do resume styles, often within the industry you’re in. It doesn’t have to look space age but it should look modern so ditch your paper version and check out some online templates to download and start filling in.
Start with the summary of who you are and the skills you bring, remember to be precise and give real examples. For instance, don’t say you’re a great communicator tell your future employer that you are great at liaising with clients and solving their problems. You need to show in this short paragraph what added value you bring to a company.
You’ll then need to list all your hard and soft skills. Again try and be specific and give real data. If you write that you’re a great salesperson, can you put a figure on that from your last quarter? Impress with numbers. You can do the same with soft skills, which are fast becoming seen as equally as important as the tangible skills you bring to a position.
When you’re interview ready you’re going to need to spend some time reading through the person specification again and finding examples for every skill they call upon to talk about. Be specific and clear, don’t rush through your answers, take your time and engage with your body language as well as with your words.
You don’t have to spend any more time in a job you hate when your next role could be right around the corner. Don’t rush into creating your resume. Do your research and find a template that sells you and everything you have achieved to date. Then say goodbye to bad bosses and low pay and hello to a future with all the prospects and rewards that you deserve.