Is your job search starting to feel like waiting to get picked for a dodgeball team?
Well, good news: the summer hiring lull is coming to an end, hiring managers are coming back from vacation and companies are getting ready for Fall hiring. So, how do you get your resume on their desk and get that first interview?
Maybe you've been sending your resume to every job you feel you're a fit for. It's clear from their job posting that you have the background to be successful. You feel you've been groomed for this opportunity and you're ready to take on your next role. But- your phone hasn't rung yet and you're not getting interview requests. Why?
Well, we've talked about this before at RJC, and we thought today was a great opportunity to revisit some of the impactful learnings we've had from our experiences hiring directly, as well as our time in the talent industry.
Searching for a new opportunity can be an overwhelming and frustrating journey. It is a combination of timing, marketing, networking, and a bit of luck. Some opportunities you have to scour for, others can organically materialize by referral from within your network. No matter how the role presents itself, you need to be prepared to showcase your skills and experiences. Resumes and cover letters each play an important role in that process. Today we're going to focus on step 1: having an impactful resume.
A resume isn't just a list of the things you've done, it's an opportunity for you to tell a future boss- I was made for this. It's an opportunity to tell your future coworkers- I'm going to be there for you and with you. It's a way to communicate to those in lateral departments that- I've been in your shoes before, I get it, and we're going to dominate together.
Did you know that there are certain key words that HR and hiring managers are looking for when it comes to specific roles? Most companies utilize applicant tracking systems, or ATS. These programs scan resumes for key words of the roles the company is looking to fill, and from those automated results, they then review and reach out to potential talent. Your resume may never even be reviewed if you aren't using, or don't have enough of those key words.
I know this can feel like a lot to undertake. So let RJC help you. Utilize our combined 20 years of experience to help represent yourself in the best light in order to get you the opportunity you've been looking for. We will help you open the door and increase your opportunity to get more interviews.
Resume Feedback starting at $50 - Already have a resume? Have the skills for the jobs you are applying for but not getting noticed by Hiring Managers and HR? We will go over your resume and help you tell your story. Together we will reword your resume to land interviews for your dream job. We'll help you get past the front door so that you have the opportunity to prove your are the right person for the job.
Resume Optimization starting at $100 - Have a resume already and a job you are interested in? We will go over your resume with you, help you add the key words words that ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) are looking for so you can land that interview. This is not a cheat. You need to have the skillset but RJC will help you properly word your resume so hiring managers see you. (This makes a great gift for moms looking to get back into the work force!)
Complete Resume starting at $125 - New to the job market? About to graduate? Haven't had to write a resume in years? RJC can write a resume from scratch that highlights your skillset and education. Together we will come up with the right way to market you for the job that you want. (This makes a great gift to new graduates!)
See all your options here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have and let us know how we can help you with your next opportunity!