After a very long process of background checks, physical and drug screen, references, and interviews, I finally received my starting date!! I have been applying for a while to get a job as a supervisor or manager somewhere. I only started being seriously considered once I created a new resume. I had a really good resume and cover letter before, but it was too much detail. By that I mean I was using one resume for every job. That was a mistake. I didn't lie when I changed my resume....I only focused the details of my skills and experience on what areas the job I was applying for required. This started producting serious calls for interviews and second interviews. If you take the time to read the job's requirements and responsibilities, then include everything about yourself that matches those attributes you will be noticed over someone who has a long, detailed resume about everything they've done. Even if that person has great experience, if their resume is way too long then the things that don't apply to that job will diminish the assets they process that do. Take the time to make a resume that contains your work experience and education, but make your skills compatible with that specific job the ones that you include. I assure you this is worth the time. I know how frustrating it is to spend all day applying for jobs. So it becomes easy to just use an existing resume that resembles the job you're applying for. Once I started taking the time to read the requirements, responsibilities and what they prefer and writing my resume with the details about my skills that match their job listing(but be honest), I suddenly became a candidate that was being taken seriously by companies. We all have special skills, we just have to work at being able to produce them in a relevant, short yet informative way to prove we will be the asset needed for the company.
Very good idea. I have been applying for jobs over the last four weeks and have had "0" success! I will try to tweak my resume, hope it'll work for me.
Thanks for the encouraging advice
Congrats Chase!! Also, thanks for sharing this great advice!
Congrats! My prayers have been answered!
Congratulations Chase! Really good insight here. When the process of finding a job is so tedious, sometimes it's discouraging to put in the extra effort. So it's always great to see cases where being specific really can make a difference. Thanks for sharing. Once you get started, let us know how the new job is going. Cheers, Matthew
Woo hoo!!!! So excited for you : )
Congrats man!! Perfect advice!