Job Seekers - Do Not Underestimate Your Abilities

By: Lenny Keitel

When crafting a resume, it's easy to "sell yourself short" by omitting vital skills and expertise that employers are seeking. Your abilities are highly "portable" and unquestionably relevant to many new market segments. It's essential that prospective employers are fully aware of your qualifications and inspired by your versatility and talent. Your abilities however, will not get you a job if no one knows you have them!


Invariably, the average job seeker tends to underestimate or omit essential skills, elements, and achievements in their career. These omissions often categorize and render their resume as an ordinary, 'run-of-the-mill' career synopsis.


A perceptive employer can quickly ascertain if a candidate's resume is appealing, well structured, and, reflects a career trend of progressive growth and accomplishments. An ordinary resume does not inspire a hiring manager nor present the job seeker as the caliber of candidate employers want to interview and hire!


Your interview potential is influenced by the content of your resume!


An employer or recruiter is not interested, nor motivated by the words - 'responsibilities' or 'accountabilities'. These words have no place in a resume, nor, do they impress the discerning reader. The recruiter may promptly curtail their 15-20 second glance of your resume if encountered.


An appealing resume should reflect the job seeker's achievements and creativity that helped propel a successful company to become even more successful! In-lieu of 'responsibilities' or 'accountabilities', the job seeker should incorporate 'action keywords' such as - managed, coordinated, planned, developed, created, etc., to demonstrate one's accomplishments, creativity, innovation, and recognition.


It's Time to Revisit Your Resume


Bear in mind, the purpose of your resume is to 'showcase' why you are the candidate of choice! Take a deep, methodical, and introspective look into your career. Encapsulate your noteworthy achievements and milestones. It's imperative that 'no stones are left unturned'!


Based upon the above pointers, review and update your resume. By doing so, you unleash your full potential with an impressive resume that broadcasts your marketability, differentiation, and superior qualifications to an inspired interviewer!

About the Author

Lenny Keitel runs Hudson Valley Resumes, a premier resume writing service with a penchant for crafting impressive resumes that inspire and motivate the hiring manager through its inspirational content, clarity, and visual appeal. We differentiate our clients with a unique “signature” or brand, positioning them a ‘cut-above' other candidates. Lenny is a former Director of Professional Services and Information Technology (IT) with Fujitsu. Lenny has a B.S. Degree from the City University of NY (CCNY). He is a featured guest columnist for the Times Herald Record in New York's Hudson Valley, specializing in creative resume writing and effective interviewing techniques. He has authored numerous related articles for syndication around the globe and has also appeared as an expert guest on talk radio.

Hudson Valley Resumes info@hudsonvalleyresumes (email) (845) 782-6714 (phone/fax)

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