Historically, summer has proven a slow season for jobseekers, as applicants and hiring managers alike find their schedules filled with travel and vacation time. This can lead many jobseekers to become dispirited, but according to the resume writing team at Grammar Chic, Inc., the languid days of summer hardly offer reason to throw in the towel or to put the job search on hold. If nothing else, summer is an ideal time to perfect one’s resume—and in a statement to the press, Grammar Chic reveals how.
“You may feel like you’re not getting anywhere with your applications, but you can at least ensure that you’re getting the most out of your resume,” comments Amanda Clark, Grammar Chic’s Chief Executive Officer. “There are a few simple tweaks you can utilize to make your resume shine, and they’re quick enough that you can do them without missing out on your other summer activities.”
The first thing Clark recommends is getting rid of the Career Objective. “This point has been made time and time again, yet the Grammar Chic team still sees plenty of resumes with objectives,” she remarks. “As a jobseeker, stating your objective is redundant—because of course, it’s to get a job. Take this out of your resume and replace it with an Executive Summary—a paragraph that states what you offer as a professional.”
Clark also recommends that jobseekers scan their resumes for any clichs or buzzwords—and remove them. “Something like ‘hard-working’ or ‘team-oriented’ is less than helpful, because it’s so vague,” she says. “Instead of saying you work hard, prove it with some specific anecdotes or statistics—a program you implemented, or results you obtained.” She goes on to note that the cover letter can be used to share additional stories, illuminating these qualities.
Jobseekers should also go through their resumes and add numbers wherever they can. “Your resume might say that you’re skilled in sales—but what sales figures do you bring in? Specific facts and figures make your resume that much more compelling,” notes Clark.
Some jobseekers may be working seasonal, summer jobs—and Clark says that experience should be added to the resume. “It may not directly relate to your preferred field, but if there are transferable skills there then it should probably be on your resume,” she remarks.
More resume writing tips can be found at the Grammar Chic blog, www.grammarchicblog.com.
A professional writing company located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Grammar Chic, Inc. is passionate about helping its clients shine through superior written content. The team employs all in-house, American writers who are seasoned and adept in content marketing, social media marketing, Web content writing, blogging and more. Grammar Chic’s CEO, Amanda E. Clark, is a nationally known thought leader in digital marketing and copywriting. To learn more about Grammar Chic, Inc. and the services that its team offers, visit www.grammarchic.net. Interested individuals are invited to “like” the company’s Facebook page and follow @GrammarChicInc on Twitter.
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