Does Your Resume Have The ‘IT’ Factor?

Posted by on Aug 11 2010 | Resume Writing

I have applied to a lot of companies for jobs in the past and the answer that usually came back was that they will call me back. The calls never came. I was shattered. I just could not locate where I had gone wrong. I have been a good student, a keen team worker, have had good feedback about how I have the makings of an outstanding leader; what happened?

Is this your story?

A lot of things contribute to your appointment as an employee in an organization that you have always dreamt about. One of them, which I think is the most important, is the Resume.

Yes, the resume is your first impression on a prospective employer. Contradict me as much as you like saying that we must not be judgmental, but the truth is that the first impression is definitely the last impression in the professional world.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since they taught us to write resumes in school. Resumes are not staid and boringly structured information about the self anymore, but are pieces of art, a very important way to sell yourself to the employer before you even meet him.

An impressive resume has that ‘X’ factor that will make the HR person pause and notice you while sifting through thousands of other resumes. A good resume can be an eye opener for you. You may be brilliant to work with, have great work credentials or have worked with the best companies but who will tell that to the employer? Your resume has to subtly and intelligently sell you to the world. It has to show that you are the best person for the job.

Resumes can be extremely wacky sometimes depending on the profile you are applying for in the company concerned. These days, employers are looking for people with a great sense of humor and have a reservoir of creative contributions to the growth of the company in them. So, don’t worry if your resume comes out to be wacky and funny. There are chances that the prospective employer will nail you for the job on the basis of your cleverly crafted, creatively processed resume.

For those who want themselves to be shown in a more serious fashion, there are some extremely good resume writing companies that specialize in writing winsome resumes for job hopefuls. You just have to give them all the requisite information about yourself and collect a revamped you. Such is the brilliance of their craft that both the employer and candidate himself is convinced that (s)he is the best person!

Surf the net and be a part of this grand wave!


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2 Responses to “Does Your Resume Have The ‘IT’ Factor?”

  1. Harsh

    I agree there, resume is your face/personality before you appear for the interview. Giving it an “IT” factor will drastically raise your chances of cracking the code.

    13 Aug 2010 at 12:11 am

  2. submitting resume online is just like putting a classified in a news paper, if you just write the text, no one get notice your add., in the same way if you write your resume to the off topic or not related to the employer need, it will get unnoticed, a proper way to write resumes by using good keywords also one of the big reason to get hired quickly., specially on online job applications or job sites. Good luck.

    24 Aug 2010 at 6:07 am

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