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Professional Resume Express, Issue #001 -- Want to Get Hired?
December 17, 2007
Welcome to the first (finally) ezine for! Included in each ezine will be valuable information that you can use to improve your chances of being the job candidate of choice. Here's our first article to help you on your way.

What to Project to Employers in a Resume

If you want to be considered for a job, you have to market yourself as though you already have the job... or at least have the skills to do the job well. The employer wants to hire someone who can easily slip into the position without a lot of training or adjustments needed to get a new employee up to speed. If you can show the employer that you can "hit the ground running", then you will fare better in the interview than other job candidates.

The thing is that you have to get to that interview first and that takes a stellar resume. This is the point where you have to show the employer that you are a perfect match for the job - and the company.

If you are looking at a small ad in a newspaper, or even a decent sized ad on, you don't always know exactly what is going to be expected of you, right? So how do you know what to put on your resume?

First, one caveat - don't lie on your resume. Don't put anything on your resume that you have not done or accomplished. It will come back to haunt you at some point. The advice I have, however, involves researching what other people are putting on their resumes as well as what other companies are looking for in their new employees.

Do some research.

Search for jobs just like the one you are applying for. How do other companies word their ads? Is there anything you can glean from the ad that might be useful to put on your own resume? Maybe you forgot that you accomplished a certain goal and the ad brings it back to mind. Add it to your resume. That's the whole point of reading this other material. Make sure your resume points out your best skills and ablities.

Search for other resumes on the net and see how they word things. Don't copy, but again, you might find that there is something they have listed that you have also done, but failed to mention.

Making sure you include as much as possible on your resume - THAT FITS WITH WHAT THE EMPLOYER IS LOOKING FOR - is vital to your success.

Do your research and project that on your resume to employers. Your chances will be much better.

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