“What are some resume reminders?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – OCTOBER 2021

Columbus, OH – OCTOBER 2021

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss resume tips to remember

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
Recently Filled Positions
Ask the Recruiter “What are some resume reminders”

Introduction:

We are entering the busiest time of year for companies. Based on our 21 years of experience, the fourth quarter is traditionally the busiest quarter of the year. We attribute this to annual budgets companies need to spend, a desire for starting the new year off on the right foot, and the push to complete this year’s initiatives before the end of the year. This time of year has a lot of opportunity for people ready to make a change.

Who knew vaccinations would so strongly impact hiring? More and more companies are requiring applicants to be vaccinated to be considered for employment. This is a new twist and a new question we are asking people to determine their eligibility for employment with specific companies. Some companies are requiring everyone to be vaccinated while others only require people who come in the office.

Ask the Recruiter – “What ARE SOME RESUME REMINDERS?”

More and more people are raising their hand as interested in learning about new opportunities. The common problem these individuals face is not having a properly updated resume. Many people have not put themselves in the job market in years, so we wanted to provide a couple refreshers on best practices.

  1. Home address is no longer needed – Simply having your phone number and email address are enough for companies to get in contact with you. Providing your address and multiple phone numbers are no longer necessary.
  2. Career summary – At ESS, we do not believe career summaries provide much value. Instead, have your accomplishments under the role where the accomplishment took place.
  3. Numbers – Bullet points under jobs should focus on how you made money or saved money, improved a process to save time or improved efficiencies.
  4. Length – A resume longer than two pages likely has a long career summary, too many bullet points under each role or content better off as an addendum.

Resumes are your first impression. Remember, the resume’s purpose is to get you in the door. You do not want to provide so much information that they can make a decision right away. You want to provide enough information so that they are intrigued and want to talk to you more about what is on there.

If you would like to discuss other strategies and questions we recommend, please call or email.

I can be reached at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at aw@ess123.com.

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