Resumes

RESULTS-ORIENTED RESUMÉS

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People have a tendency to write resumes the way they were taught; typically, in college or by a parent. The result? Most job seekers have old-fashioned, chronological resumes with generic objective statements.

When evaluating your own resume, it is important to remember that Labor is market; employers are the buyers and job seekers are the sellers. Like any consumer, employers are looking to get the most for their money. That does not mean that they are looking for the cheapest labor rather, it is more likely that they are looking for the best value.

Your job as a job seeker is to promote your value to a company. The best way to do that is with a results (or achievement or value)-based resume. To help out, we are providing a few links that will help you create your own results-based resume…

RESUMES THAT JUMP: How to Write an Achievements-Based Resume

http://www.resumesthatjump.com/tips/achievements.php

FORBES: Is a Skills-Based Resume Right for You?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/01/29/is-a-skills-based-resume-right-for-you/

WIKIHOW: How to Make Your Resume ROAR (Results Oriented and Relevant)

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Resume-ROAR-(Results-Oriented-and-Relevant)

FORBES: Five Top Resume Turnoffs

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2013/02/19/five-top-resume-turnoffs/

ABOUT/HUMAN RESOURCES: Why This Sample Resume Rocks

http://humanresources.about.com/od/selectemployees/a/resume_best.htm

 

This article was originally posted on StylePortfolios.com 

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.