Therefore, why not express this explanation in a short and sweet “why you should hire me” summary. This can be at the beginning of your resume and should be two to three paragraphs in length. It should also include the main reasons why you want the job and why you think you think you deserve it based on your relevant experiences and skills. Feel free to add some reasons in point form. Putting some of your resume in point form gives your content order and helps the employer look through your resume easily.
Today, everyone has some kind of website. It may not be a personal website with a personal domain name, but many people have a blog. A website is a great way to show your presence online, show that you are keeping up with the times and that you are tech-savvy. If you’re currently looking for a job, you should probably already have a personal page on LinkedIn, so include the link to your profile on your resume.So, how do you differentiate yourself from others? Well, some people are going well beyond a LinkedIn page and are actually creating their own personal websites. It can cost around $60 per year to set-up and maintain, depending on what domain name you register and which web-hosting products and services you want. You can even use WordPress for the page layout. Designing the look and content of your own website is much simpler than one might imagine. Any link you provide to a potential employer should be relevant to the position you are applying for. Make sure that any link you provide is professional, and only portrays the skills and attributes that will help you in the hiring process.
The Bottom LineFor those of you who are currently looking for a job, you’re probably finding it pretty tough. With the U.S. economy still struggling to rebound from The Great Recession and the global economy slowing down because of the eurozone, you must do everything you can to land a potential job. For many, it starts by differentiating themselves through unique resume features. By summarizing your cover letter, your introduction will be short and sweet. When you include recommendations along with your references you display many positive character traits. Finally, by adding a link to a personal website, you are showing you are innovative and creative. Although adding these features to your resume won’t guarantee you’ll get the job you’re applying for, it will definitely help you stand-out and give you a better chance of getting to that next crucial step, the interview.
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