Maybe you're working in retail or have worked retail in the past and now you're applying for a new job in a different industry. I found this video really helpful in using impactful language to describe the experience, skills and knowledge you acquired while working your retail position. What other resume help would be helpful for you during your job search?
People person and crazy smart. Fast learner and easy going. Good at analyzing and quick decision maker. Fun when the mood is in good cause. Doesn’t not like risk nor edgy environments. Loving and does not work with conflict it makes me think bad. Other than that ready for Interns. Tip: Love to take on a ton of responsibilities and; type, read, work smart, lead, team work and individual assignments, organized, goal hitter, prepared for meetings, spirit chaser, helpful, great at gathering ideas, problem solver, fully aware, multi functional, need to be kept busy or interact with workers. #jobsearch #beenwondering #hiringnews #resume
The most common question, I receive is "I thought that resumes were not supposed to be over 1 page long". The short answer is although that thinking was the norm 20 years ago, it is no longer applicable to most candidates. Resume length is a function of number of accomplishments, education, training, leadership, technology skills and career length. In most cases recent college graduates should limit their resumes to 1 page for obvious reasons, but there are also situations where seasoned professionals also should have one page resumes because they have held the same job for the past 20 years. However for most early/mid/late career levels, a 2 page (max) resume is more appropriate. If someone has had multiple valuable roles over the past 10 years for example, it is important to build out that section in more detail to showcase all your accomplishments. Although it is important to be concise and targeted, it is nearly impossible to summarize ones contribution in 1 or 2 bullets. You will be selling yourself way short and a hiring manager will not be able to fully appreciate your career. In most cases 3-7 bullets make sense, but always make sure the content is quality, engaging and targeted!
What if you receive a resume and they have about 40 years of experience in maintenance and the job is in maintenance would you hire them?
What if you get a resume and it shows about 40 years of experience in maintenance would hire him?