On Bauer Business Focus – A conversation on standout resumes and job search skills with Ed Mayberry, business reporter for KUHF 88.7.
Jamie Belinne’s job is to teach students how to find jobs, even in a tough market. Often she sees that a key tool in the hunt – their resume – is lacking. The Director of the Rockwell Career Center at Bauer College emphasizes how important it is to think like a recruiter with too many job applicants to review.
To be the one that gets the interview:
- Focus on page 1. A person with a tall stack of resumes to evaluate isn’t going to spend the time carefully reading and considering each one. “They scan it quickly. You have to quickly get to the skills you have that they are looking for.”
- Adjust for the job. Be sure resumes and cover letters address the employer’s needs. “They are looking for key things. It’s best to look closely at job description.”
- Put it in numbers. Employers are looking for examples of accomplishments. “A specific example of your skills is much more effective.”
- Don’t depend on the resume. “You are most likely to get work by talking to people than just sending out a resume.”
Jamie Belinne is an assistant dean and Director of the Rockwell Career Center.
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