Author: Deb Kloeppel, Founder, President, CEO, CASY-MSCCN
I hear your pain, truly. Resume development ranks right up there with root canals and tax day. And, just like root canals and tax day – you have to get through it. I’ll try in this article to provide a snapshot of what’s needed to start your resume and how to navigate common pitfalls. Getting started the right way can make the difference in the “tone” and impression to a recruiter you need to impress and help you further your own independence.
Frist, Erin Voirol, Executive Director for Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) believes there are three important tips to keep yourself attractive to recruiters and prospective employers:
- Target your resume to the job description
- Use a strong and clear objective statement
- Treat your volunteer experience as a viable work experience
This means that you may have to alter your resume and objective slightly for each potential job in order to give yourself the best advantage.
Next, use clear and concise sentences on your resume.The focus should be on the “WHY and WHAT” of the content in each area. Why is that section on the resume and what would a prospective employer want to know to qualify you for the position. A sentence purpose SHOULD change slightly in each section.