Written by Jeff Altman, CPC, MSW


Is every job description you readrepparttar same? No.

Is every job you submit your resume torepparttar 136397 same? Of course they aren’t.

If all these job descriptions are different, why do you submitrepparttar 136398 same resume?

Every day, people sendrepparttar 136399 same generic resume out as though each position was identical and each employer was attempting to hire identical skills and attributes. Too often,repparttar 136400 results they receive are likerepparttar 136401 broken watch that is right twice a day—hit or miss success.

They list their name, address, phone numbers and email address, list an objective, education, and chronology of experience with dates of employment. The resume includes some successes or accomplishments. This is their resume.

Inrepparttar 136402 days prior to computers when changing a resume required you to re-type different versions, this made sense. Today, when computers allow you to customize, spell and grammar check documents so easily, you are missing out on opportunities and costing yourself money by being lazy and not tailoring your resume for each opportunity you are interested in.

Here are several steps that you can do to improve your resume and get better results.

1.Each employer will be interested in different attributes of your experience. They often indicate it byrepparttar 136403 items they describe in their job ad. Emphasizerepparttar 136404 experiences that you have that relate torepparttar 136405 skills being sought andrepparttar 136406 functions you will perform inrepparttar 136407 job they will ask you to perform. If you are applying for a staff position, emphasize your staff experience and minimize your management experience. If you are being hired to be a leader, write about your recent leadership. 2.Employers are more interested in recent work, rather than work you did many years ago. Use more space in your resume to highlight recent experience, rather than things you did before George W. Bush became President. 3.Like setting a goal where you make them specific, measurable, achievable within a specific period of time, describe your successes or achievements concretely. Reducing costs is a nice start but it is more powerful to describe something as reducing operational costs globally by 2%. Increased departmental sales by 27% resulting in . . . You getrepparttar 136408 idea. Use action verbs wherever possible (For more on this, read my article, Preparing an Effective Resume” on 4.Ask someone you trust to critique what you’ve written. Too often, people believe that they can do everything by themselves without asking for help. Ask a friend in your industry to critique what you’ve written to insure you’re on target and aren’t missingrepparttar 136409 mark.

Are You a "Job Snob?"

Written by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.


I want to define what I think a job snob is. It is someone who thinks that he/she is indispensable torepparttar business where he/she works. It is someone who thinks that an educational degree gives one more clout inrepparttar 136380 workplace. A job snob does not socialize with other employees nor participate much in work site politics, except to cultivate those in higher positions.

What can a job holder do about this kind of snobbery? Or is it necessary to do anything? Some suggestions of mine are: Keep yourself inrepparttar 136381 social loop atrepparttar 136382 workplace. Empathize with someone who may need mentoring. Tune intorepparttar 136383 social gossip, don't malign others, however. Just listen and be a part ofrepparttar 136384 bantering, gossiping, or watercooler tales without passing on information or hints that can damage anyone. A receptive listener is always welcome at any level.

Job snobbery can be softened by looking for a next job. That job may take more talent than you have. Drop your defenses to plan on a next move that includes others. If you don't, whether it is where you are now, or in a new job;repparttar 136385 most innocuous of your work companions can make it difficult for you if their perception is one that you are incompetent and arrogant to boot. Friendliness begets friendliness, even on a small scale.

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