The Importance of a Professional Resume when Job Hunting

Make Sure Your Resume Stands Out

Are you currently looking for a job?  No matter what type of job you are applying for, whether you want to be a contractor, Healthcare professinal, Accountant, IT professional, a secretary, or a retail store manager, you will want to make a resume for yourself.  Your resume must have a professional appearance.

Many people wonder why a professinal resume is so important, especially in today’s digital age.  In all honesty, there are a number of different reasons. Some of those reasons are oulined below.

Perhaps, the biggest reason as to why you need to submit a resume that is professional in nature is because the resume is often the first thing that a hiring employer will see.  In today’s digital age, many employers initial contact with a perspective employee may be through a resume sent to that employer.   Most just simply submit their resume as an email attachment or mail it in.  Since your face will not be seen and your personality will not be witnessed right away, your resume will essentially end up doing all of the talking for you. That is why you want to make sure that it looks and feels professional.

What you may not realize is that there are many employers who classify all of their applicants based on their resumes.  Yes, this may not necessarily be fair, especially when that classification is based solely on appearance, but it is something that does happen.  The last thing you need is for your resume to filed away, because of its appearance.  The biggest key to a resume is that it is EASY TO READ, the prospective employer should be able to scan your resume in just a few seconds and have an idea of what your skill set and experience level is.

A professional resume, even just a professionally looking one, is also important because it can help give you an edge above the competition.  For many, submitting a resume that is professional in nature, right to the point, and easy to read is common sense, but for others it isn’t so obvious.  You may actually be surprised with how many applicants respond to a job listing with a resume that should have never left their house.  Depending on the job listing you are responding to, you may end up being one of hundreds of applicants. That is why it is important that you get an edge.  However, the way to do this is with a professional resume, not one that will get laughed at all the way to the trash can.

As you can see, from being outlined above, there are a number of different reasons as to why the resumes that you submit to hopeful employers should be professional in nature.  The term professional in nature is used because your resume doesn’t actually have to be professionally done.  If you do have some writing experience, particularly concerning resumes, you may be able to produce your own professional resume.  If you need assistance with your resume, please contact Avery Partners and one of our recruiters will be happy to assist you with your resume.

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4 Responses to “The Importance of a Professional Resume when Job Hunting”

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