The Perfect Resume: Today’s Ultimate Job Search Tool by Tom Jackson is packed with highly relevant information on just how to get your resume and background noticed. The presentation is packed with good advice, as well as sample documents which retrofit your work experience into the requirements most sought after by potential employers.
The cover letter can make reference to a recent company event or announcement serving as a springboard for your contact to the firm. The letter should make reference to specific value you can offer, as well as research of company needs and how you can satisfy them. The closing should make reference to a specific meeting time and venue. Generally, there is no software that can take the place of one-on-one communication.
The author believes that a personal meeting with a company representative or hiring manager is optimal because eye contact, enthusiasm, spontaneous expression, and similar attributes can be conveyed better than any piece of paper or electronic email. In addition, positions often come up without prior knowledge.
Jackson provides sample resumes to whet the appetite of potential employers. The resume should make reference to a specific position, the skills you take to the position, past accomplishments, work history, education, and any special professional credentials like licenses, i.e., actuary, engineer, IT professional.
In addition, Jackson has an exhaustive resume review index which categorizes resumes according to chronology, functionality, targeted audience, and professional level. For instance, a chronological resume would be sent out for positions such as health spa manager, operations supervisor, counselor, quality assurance analyst, sales software, engineer, or editor. A functional resume would be sent out for a fashion buyer, graphic artist, diplomat, or social service position.
The Perfect Resume is an excellent career planning resource. The work focuses on the most practical aspects of professional contacts to human resource personnel and hiring managers with authority to fill specific positions in the budget.Powered by Sidelines