3 Tips: Résumés for the Modern World
Jun. 1, 2016
When it comes to job hunting in the health care careers space, the only thing that might be more intimidating than an interview is actually sitting down and writing out a good rÃ©sumÃ©. Thatâs especially the case in this age of business at breakneck speeds. The rules for what makes a good rÃ©sumÃ© in the modern world are changing at the same lightning-fast pace as the technology that surrounds it. âWriting a rÃ©sumÃ© today is something that needs to be thought out,â said Stacie Williams, MS, LPC-S, LMFT, Director of Student Affairs at Concordeâs San Antonio campus. âWith the competition being so steep, you need something that is going to set yourself apart from all the other rÃ©sumÃ©s. âI inform and remind my students/graduates that they need to research what the company is looking for, use the keywords set in their ad and make sure you use correct grammar and spelling. You could have the best rÃ©sumÃ© with fancy paper, but with a whole bunch of misspelled words, it is a turn-off to employers.â
Three modern-day tipsAn Entrepreneur article gives a myriad ofÂ tips to making your's sing in the 21st century. Here's three quick ones that you can change in five minutes or less:
- Customize it for Each Job Posting:Â Whether that involves using tweaking your professional summary, swapping out otherÂ examples or listing your job experience differently, each job that you apply for should have a unique rÃ©sumÃ© to go along with it.
- Use a Professional Email Address that You Actually Check:Â When you're job hunting, it's time to retire the firstname.lastname@example.org and create a more reflective account to your standing today. Gmail is an easy, free way to create a new address. Consider sticking with a combination of your first and last name. Remember to check your inbox!
- Avoid Empty Buzzwords:Â Who really knows what being a "team player," "super organized" or having "strong people skills" really means nowadays. If you do choose to use phrases like these, always have detailed examples/scenarios that demonstrate these attributes.