After many years in the own business job, you are ready to make a change. But when you started to look for a job, you got a string of rejections from employers who figured that as a company owner, you wouldn’t be comfortable reporting to someone else.
Career coaches say the big issue for entrepreneurs who want to quit running their own shows and go to work for bigger companies is finding a way not to scare off potential employers.
Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”).
In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they do actually see your resume – will spend fewer than 10 seconds looking at your resume before deciding whether or not you are qualified for the opportunity.
Customize your Resume in 5 steps.
The job seekers think that customizing their resumes for specific opportunities is a waste of their time. Not true!
Resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for. If resumes don’t obviously connect the dots between the job requirements and the applicant’s qualifications, those resumes are rejected with all of the other unqualified applicants.
And, below, are 5 reasons why.
When we submit in a resume to a company, why do we need to also fill out an application? Don't they have exactly the same information? After all, a resume seems to be just a more detailed application.
Hundreds of companies make you submit form-style applications along with your online resume, or ask you to fill one out on paper before the interview.
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