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How to Write a Powerful Resume (and Find a Great Job!)

August 28th, 2017

A powerful resume is one of the greatest tools you can have in your job-hunting arsenal. As a job seeker, your resume serves two key purposes: getting it past the screening software into the hands of an actual human, and impressing that person when it gets there. To achieve these main goals and make a great first impression, consult these industry-proven tips for crafting a powerful resume:

  • Present yourself as an achiever versus a doer. Many job seekers write their day-to-day tasks under each job they’ve held. While this information is important, include information demonstrating how you excelled at these daily tasks, problems you’ve solved or projects where you’ve gone above and beyond.
  • Quantify wherever possible. Numbers don’t lie! Wherever possible, include numeric data such as percentage increases, rankings or concrete numbers. These will speak volumes to your benefit!
  • Include active verbiage. Use the words in your resume to convey action! Carefully selecting your words will also help create a visual for the hiring manager as well as show you are a results-driven candidate.
  • Keep it concise. While you want to make the most of your carefully chosen words, short and sweet is still the way to go when writing your resume! Be specific and succinct, edit out filler words or “fluff,” and omit any unnecessary detail that does not directly add to your qualifications for the specific position.
  • Consult with a staffing firm. The best way to get a second opinion and make your resume the best it can be is to consult an experienced staffing firm. A recruiter will be your best resource when it comes to sprucing up your resume, making connections and getting your foot in the door to your next job!

The first step to take in your job searching strategy is putting together a powerful resume. 1st Staffing Group brings more than 20 years’ of experience to the table when it comes to helping active job seekers land great jobs in Oklahoma City. To learn more about available resources for Oklahoma job seekers, contact Oklahoma’s top recruiting company at 1st Staffing Group today!

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