Friday, October 23, 2009

3 Things Employers Look for on Your Resume

#3: Will the employee fit in with the company’s culture?
While this is really answered during the interview, your resume gives clues about how you’ll fit in with the company’s culture. But because these clues are so limited because you’re not there in person, they typically only serve as disqualifiers rather than qualifiers.

• Learn as much as you can about a company’s culture before applying for a position
• Be who you are, rather than trying to present a different persona
• Do research to find companies and positions who will value an employee with your personality
• Don’t fight ageism - embrace it

• Don’t waste your time - If you’re not a culture fit, apply somewhere else

So look closely at your resume…better yet have someone else look closely at it. Instead of asking the generic “What do you think?” ask your reviewer to view your resume as a specific targeted employer would and lay out the background details.

Then ask…Does your resume clearly answer the employer’s 3 basic questions?

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By Phil Rosenberg President, reCareered

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