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Résumés that bring Results

Miriam Milstein

Whether you’re a recent graduate, returning to the workforce after a child-raising hiatus, or recently laid off, job hunting is never fun. There’s a lot of legwork, endless unreturned calls, and mounds of paperwork. Taking the time to craft a truly stellar résumé can drastically shorten the time you spend job hunting and can make your efforts more effective.

Monday, October 12, 2015

So… what’s the point of a résumé? That’s a trick question — if you said, “To get a job,” you’re wrong. Your résumé can’t and won’t and shouldn’t get you a job. Only you can get you a job — and you’ll need a heaping dose of siyata d’Shmaya for that. What your résumé can do is get you an interview. In today’s market, employers likely review tens of résumés for each opening. Crafting a résumé that stands out can catapult you to the top of the heap of faceless job applicants and help you land that elusive interview. Take a look at Adina Greenfield’s résumé. There’s not much wrong with it… but there isn’t much that’s especially right. Luckily, it’s easy for Adina to spice up her résumé to sell herself to a potential employer. Adina is moving from Lakewood, where she’s been working as an administrative assistant, to Monsey. She doesn’t want to work as a secretary, but that’s where the bulk of her experience lies. Her sister-in-law’s employer is looking to hire a director of corporate communications, and she’d love that job, with its glitzier title, employee benefits, and opportunities for advancement. How can her résumé convince the boss she’s up for the challenge? Let’s walk through the steps of résumé writing together so Adina — and you — can craft an interview-winning résumé.

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