Take Your Resume Off Life Support

 Take Your Resume Off Life Support 

If you’re in the job market for the first time, resulting from a layoff, maybe you’re getting back in the job market, or just want a change, here are some tips from a Linda Matias, a professional resume writer, that may give you a some valuable insight to boosting your resume. 

Ditching your current resume and starting from scratch is sometimes necessary. Especially when you aren’t receiving any responses, or the responses you are receiving are for positions you aren’t interested in. Most jobseekers fall into the trap of revising the existing information when what they should be doing is opening up a new Word document and writing the resume from the ground up. 

The reason for this is simple: when you have a resume that has failed, tweaking a sentence here or there and/or changing your bullets from a circle to a square isn’t going to work in your favor. Those are cosmetic revisions that 

are not touching upon the reason you’re not getting interviews. So pull the plug on your resume and start anew with these tips. 

• Stop reading resume samples on the Web. The more you focus on what others are doing, the less creative and the more watered down your resume becomes. In addition, the resume samples online don’t come with the background story; meaning each resume is written with a specific purpose in mind and it’s designed to minimize a specific job seeker’s challenges. 

You have your own baggage, your own obstacles to overcome, and you need a strategy that is best for you. 

Start by writing the resume you want to send, with the words you want to use, and give that resume a test run. You have nothing to lose since your existing resume isn’t generating the leads you hoped for. A fresh approach is necessary, and job searching on your own terms seems like a good place to start as any. 

• Truly highlight what you offer, don’t hijack other people’s qualities. Use care in choosing words that reflect your professionalism and background. Sprinkling in words that don’t define who you are will make your resume suspect. As an example, many job seekers use the word “loyal” in their resume, but a quick read of the resume reveals they held three jobs in the last five years. 

This is a red flag for the human resource manager, not simply because of the job hopper image, but also because the job seeker doesn’t take enough care to write a resume that speaks to who they are. Instead, they choose to put together a resume with language they think the human resource manager wants to hear. 

The lesson here is to highlight who you are, and never focus on who you think you should be. Human resource managers will respond more readily to a resume that sounds true than one that has the language thrown in just for the sake of it. 

• Write more than one version. If you’re unsure of the resume layout that best suits you, design more than one and give each a test drive. Keep in mind your resume is a marketing tool and marketing executives always test what works and doesn’t work before they go full throttle on a campaign. Follow in their footsteps by creating two versions of your resume, then sit back while waiting to see which version gets the best results. 

Starting from scratch can be intimidating, especially when staring at a blank page. However, as mentioned earlier, sometimes there isn’t a way around it. The resume is your lifeline to a new position, and if it’s not generating the opportunities you seek, then it’s time to put that baby to bed and wow human resource representatives with an entirely new approach. 

About the Author: Linda Matias is a certified New York resume writer. You can reach her at linda@careerstrides.com to request a quote. Or visit www.newyorkresumewriter.careerstrides.com. 

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RGB / CMYK what’s the difference?

Colors are colors right? Not exactly.
The color you see on your computer monitor is generated completely different than ink on paper. Your computer monitor and television uses an RGB (red, green, blue) color model, allowing for a wide range of colors your eye can see. The colors are additive meaning the light beams are added together to produce the color you see. In contrast most printers use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) in a subtractive color model.
This means that the ink colors absorb certain wavelengths and you see the reflected wave lengths not absorbed as a specific color. Changing your color model to CMYK lets you get an approximation of the color of your final print project. Important note about monitors. Unless your monitor is calibrated to your printers CMYK profile, the color can look much different on screen vs. the printed piece.
If color is very critical, it’s best to discuss your project with us ahead of time. Referencing a CMYK color guide will help show you what to expect as the final color.

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