7 Tips to Power Up Your Resume & Job Interviews
Firstly, your resume should not be more than 2 pages.
Secondly, less is more – don’t sound desperate. Stay minimalist and professional.
Thirdly, Your resume should be focused on what value you can give your future employer, not a historical record of the past.
Lastly, make your resume ATS compliant – Your resume will not get past the Automatic Tracking Software if your resume does not meet criteria such as job-related key words.
Your resume should include the following:
- Career summary: A 3-5-line snapshot of your entire career.
- Target position
- Years of experience
- Core functions
- Your unique expertise
- Results you can bring to the company: product, service, customer
- Skills Summary:
- Core skills (Job/industry related)
- Soft skills (people, social and communication-related skills)
- Achievements/Contributions: Must be included under each employment after ‘responsibilities’ section.
- Key words: Research all the keywords related to your job and make sure you use it across the resume without being overbearing.
- Social Proof: Make sure you have testimonials included from one or two professionals.
- Career story: The one thing that distinguishes your resume from others is your career story. Turn your bullet points into stories of how you provided value to the company.
- LinkedIn: Be LinkedIn savvy. Update your LinkedIn profile. Make sure that your ‘title’ and ‘about’ section have all the keywords that come up for recruiter search.
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- A power resume that stands apart from other ESL Teachers
- A cover letter that impels the recruiter to open your resume
- A LinkedIn profile + strategy that will attract job interests/offers in your LinkedIn Inbox while you sleep
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