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Résumés: A necessary tool to success!

By Melanie Winograd

Résumés are standard business tools, and without them, most job applicants will never get a toe, much less a foot, in the door. Just as you can't gain entrance to a movie theater without a ticket, the business world has evolved such that without a résumé, you can't apply for most jobs. It has become, in many ways, the currency of human resource departments. With it you have a chance. Without a résumé, you can't even get acknowledged.

So résumés are required, just as a particular dress code is required to gain entrance to a nice restaurant or club. But are they merely perfunctory mandates, or do they have a real value as a tool to get the job you want and deserve? Some would argue that a résumé is just a formality, and those who accept that point of view don't worry too much about designing their résumés for each particular job application. But others - including most human resource professionals - understand that a résumé is more than just a calling card or a ticket to the event - it is a chance to prove yourself, distinguish yourself, and ultimately get hired.

The reason that the formal résumé plays such an important role is that most employers do not have the time or the manpower to conduct protracted searches for qualified candidates. They need some way to screen out the best applicants from those that are less remarkable. Typically, the HR Manager reviewing your résumé will give it about 15 seconds worth of time before going on to the next résumé to review. 15 seconds! Can your résumé rise to the top and grasp the attention of the HR Manager?

After all, we live in the Information Age- when we are constantly inundated with information. The more we can refine our search, the quicker and more efficiently we can pinpoint exactly what we are looking to find. That is why it is crucial to tailor your résumé to fit the criteria of the job you're applying for. Your Summary Statement and qualifications must sing to the job you're going after. If it doesn't, your résumé has a better chance winding up at the bottom of the pile.

Employers want to hire those candidates who have the mindset of helping reduce the workload and raise the level of productivity of the company. A compelling résumé is the1st step in demonstrating your value. Learn how to professionally write and tailor your résumé so that it meets or exceeds the HR Managers expectations.
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