The New Year is a great time to step up your job search and find the perfect position you have been looking for.  In order to be ready to jump head first into a quest for employment in 2016, however, you need to make sure your resume is modern and up-to-date.

A dull and inaccurate resume is likely to get lost on the hiring manager’s pile, while a great resume can help you to stand out from the crowd. How can you get your resume ready to show off what you can do?  Consider these key tips.

Identify what goals you want your resume to help you achieve.

You should have a clear idea of what you are hoping to accomplish, and you should create your resume with this goal in mind. For example, is your goal to brand yourself as creative, innovative, experienced or professional? Once you have decided how you want your resume to portray you, you can tailor the document to meet that specific objective.

Tailor your resume to the jobs you are applying for.

A generic resume is likely to be passed over. You should look carefully at the skills a hiring manager is looking for and make sure that your resume clearly and succinctly illustrates you have the desired knowledge and abilities. Take the main skills and responsibilities from the job description and use your experiences to create the best resume for that particular job.

Show your accomplishments.

Your resume, whenever possible, should provide concrete information about your successes. If you’ve won awards or accomplished goals with qualitative results, be sure all of these achievements are clearly spelled out on your resume so a hiring manager has objective proof of your abilities. People want to see physical results. Don’t be afraid to share them as you sell yourself to your new potential employer.

Use a design that reflects you.

Your resume should always be professional, but there are different formats to consider. Do you want a chronological resume, for example, to show how you career has developed or would you prefer a skills-based resume organized around your achievements and knowledge?  Choose the resume design that best highlights why you are a great hire.

Don’t forget to proofread.

Mistakes in your resume are unprofessional and can cost you an opportunity.  Errors won’t impress a hiring manager and should be avoided at all costs. Print out your resume and give it to a friend or family member. More mistakes are found on physical documents than in the electronic versions.

By following these tips for a great new resume, you are ready to take your job search to the next level.   Wiseconnect is a professional staffing service for the telecommunications industry that is here and ready to help you leverage your stellar resume into interviews and opportunities for rewarding work. To learn more about how we can assist you in finding the telecommunications job of your dreams, give us a call or contact us online now.

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