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Teresa Brashear grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from California State University. She spent seven years working in Washington, D.C. in PR agency and moved back in LA. Now she is HR-manager in IT company, successful writer at resume writing service online and mom. When she isn’t glued to a laptop screen, she spends free time working in the garden, learning French and Chinese, and trying to be good volleyball player in amateur team.
What Employers Want In Resumes
Imagine that you are applying for a job. An employer gets hundreds of resumes for that position (this is not uncommon in today’s job market). Your potential employer is not going to carefully read each resume. This employer is going to scan through the pile of resumes and take the ones that look most promising. Does your resume make the cut?
It is your job to decipher what is important to an employer. Use key words in your cover letter and resume from the job description. It is your job to prove to the employer that you are there to meet their needs. Avoid including phrases like, “This job will allow me to improve my data entry skills,” which focuses on your needs. Rather, include phrases that focus on how you meet the needs of the company, such as “My meticulous data entry skills will benefit this company’s administration.”
Employers want specific examples of what you have achieved. Rather than saying “Improved corporate sales,” explain, “Drove sales from $10,000 to $100,000 over a sixth month period.”
Employers want to know that you are an organized and meticulous person. Your resume should reflect your organizational skills, and should look good on the page. The physical resume itself should be crisp and neat: not folded or crumpled. Keep your resumes in a folder to achieve this professionalism.
Employers want proof that you know the market. Include jargon from the field whenever possible. Include key words from the position advertisement to prove that you are exactly the person they want to hire.