Being the Candidate Recruiters Want to Talk To

Written by Scott Brown

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When your resume is one ofrepparttar few that come up in a recruiter's search for resumes, you becomerepparttar 139198 prizerepparttar 139199 recruiter wants to win. This isrepparttar 139200 reverse ofrepparttar 139201 scenario you find yourself in when you reply to a job ad - in that case,repparttar 139202 job isrepparttar 139203 prize. You gain significant power by beingrepparttar 139204 customerrepparttar 139205 recruiter wants to sellrepparttar 139206 job to. Here are some tips for structuring your resume so recruiters will find you in searches and then want to offer yourepparttar 139207 job:

1. Your primary skills should be mentioned several times in your resume, and in different ways. For example, if you're an attorney, you should use that word several times in your resume as well asrepparttar 139208 word "lawyer."

2. Even if you only used a particular skill briefly (like for only 3-6 months), mention it on your resume. If you learned about a certain technique in a continuing education course, that can be mentioned on your resume. Of course you should make clear inrepparttar 139209 text of your resume what specific, albeit limited, experience you have withrepparttar 139210 skill. A company would rather hire someone who has some exposure to a skill than none at all, and by mentioningrepparttar 139211 skill you increaserepparttar 139212 chances you'll be found inrepparttar 139213 recruiter's search for resumes.

3. Your previous job titles need to be congruent withrepparttar 139214 type of job you're seeking. If you're looking for a job as an Administrative Assistant, it would probably be better to have "Administrative Assistant" listed as your current job title than "Office Manager." There are fewer office manager jobs than admin assistant jobs available, and you don't wantrepparttar 139215 recruiter to think you're overqualified when they look at your current and previous job titles.

4. Make sure your resume has been checked for spelling and grammar errors. Userepparttar 139216 spell check in Microsoft Word. Have someone who's a good writer review your resume for grammatical errors.

5. Make it easy for someone to skim your resume quickly. If you have a lot of different skills, having a section where your skills are listed with bullet points can make it easy forrepparttar 139217 recruiter to see at a glance that you haverepparttar 139218 skills they're looking for.

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook ( As editor of the weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.

A Coaching Book Review:

Written by David Hone

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introduction ofrepparttar coaching process. In chapter six, we see a specific example of a coaching opportunity andrepparttar 139197 positive outcome of creating a partnership instead of forcing our commanding style of leadership that can lead to adversarial relationships. Chapters seven through fourteen cover each ofrepparttar 139198 eight steps one by one. Do not miss chapter fifteen: “Creating a Learning Relationship.” The authors give eight wrap up points which bring coaching into perspective. Chapter fifteen send you off with a clear idea of what coaching is all about. It’s about people, partners, and learning practical skills.

Win-Win Partnerships – Be on the Leading Edge with Synergistic Coaching is published by CMOE Press and is available for $29.95 plus shipping and handling by calling toll-free 1-888-COACH99 or you can find more of their coaching books, visit their bookstore.

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