Are you still trying to find work the old fashioned way?
In a competitive job market you can no longer afford to dispatch the same old resume to every job post you like. Resume Digest is your automation tool to craft a perfect match resume and get you a foot in the door.
How do we do that? Each job advertisement you choose to apply for is providing a list of "must-have" features in order to be considered for an interview. Resume Digest is a tool to prioritize your work experience to match precisely those specifics the employer is after.
How many other applicants will apply for the same role as you do? Ten, twenty, fifty, a hundred, two hundred? Given those numbers, what are the chances of someone else matching perfectly all those requirements? Could it be someone working for a competitor? How can you make your mark if you are switching careers or re-entering the workforce after a break?
Does it ever occur to you that your last role may not be the most relevant for the position at hand? So how do we put it at the top of the list? We can no longer use a strict chronological format. Resume Digest uses the functional resume format. Never heard of that? Never mind, are you prepared to make it work for you?
Employers do have a few hot buttons that you need to activate. Instead of listing blandly each of your job responsibilities you need to feature prominently in the list of benefits any employer is after. Did you save your company money? Did you create new markets? Did you design a new work procedure that saved time? Do you get the drift?
Recruiters use scanning software to pull out all sorts of statistics from your resume. Do you have any idea what a skills set report from your resume would look like? What about a gaps report showing the times you were out of work? Wondering about how many roles you had and what the title descriptions were? Resume Digest has all those report right at the click of the mouse.
So while other smart candidates have already applied to 20 roles in a two hours timeframe using Resume Digest, what have you been doing with your time?
If a job is posted in the morning, by the time you get home and hope to answer it, the employer might be already flooded with resumes and there is an unspoken rule that they probably won't look at any more...
If you use Resume Digest you can dispatch your resume as an email attachment wherever you can access the internet. If your place of work allows private internet access, Resume Digest is your tool of choice. No data is stored on your local computer and applications are sent by proxy on your behalf leaving no trace in your work email. Smart isn't it?
So what are you waiting for?
What is a resume?
The English language does not have a word of its own to describe a statement of work experience and qualifications. Instead we use the French word résumé meaning "summed-up" (pronounced rezumey). The Latin words curriculum vitae meaning "course of life" are also used (often abbreviated as CV). Practically a resume is your sales brochure on the employment market.
What is the best resume to use?
Since we are all different there is no such thing as a best resume template. Even experts do not agree between themselves. The best resume is the one that can showcase the best you can be for that given employer.
What should a resume contain?
The two main sections are employment history and academic achievements. At Resume Digest you build your resume from these components: Personal Details, Highlights, Employment History, Education and Bio Data.
How long should a resume be?
A resume should be short and to the point. It is a sales brochure not an auto biography. In the past 2 to 3 pages used to be the norm. Today people read less off a computer screen. Try to fit your resume onto one page unless you are in an academic or research field where lots of references are required.
Can the same resume be re-used for each job?
The 80/20 rule of job hunting states that 20% of people bother to specifically match their resume to the requirements listed in the job advertisement. As a result they grab 80% of the jobs on offer.
How do you write a resume when you have little or no
experience or qualifications?
List any work you have done as a volunteer or achievements in sport, etc… Any character trait that can be demonstrated and leveraged in the workplace will boost your chances. Don't forget to say why you want that job. Show some interest in the company by researching what they do and how they do it better than their competitors.