Job Tip #5 | Top Seven Reasons Why Your Resume is Invisible and You Don’t Get the Job Your Really Want.

13 Nov

Submitting an invisible resume to employers could be detrimental to your career.

But that begs the question; if your resume is invisible, how would a hiring manage know the resume was there in the first place?  Because when he initially scans your resume he doesn’t see anything that attracts him to it or to the person it represents – which is YOU!

So it’s important that your resume is the most visible resume in a stack with other job seekers’ resumes.

For many people, resume writing is a difficult chore. It’s detailed work and highly time consuming. However, it continues to be one of the most important documents you should have for your job search. Therefore, it should be a first-rate resume.

So here you are.

The top seven reasons why your resume is invisible:

  1. Poorly written content – your resume content is NOT clear, concise, descriptive, sound, and hard hitting.
  2. You aren’t professional – your resume was written by amateurs or someone who does not have the know-how of a writer and the communications skills of a sales and marketing professional.
  3. It lacks marketability – your resume is not marketable, or more importantly, your resume is not remarkable.  (Remember, if you are not remarkable, you’re invisible.)
  4. It’s Unfocused – your resume is NOT focused and tailored to the industry, career, or position you seek.
  5. It’s even less focused – more importantly, your resume is NOT focused and tailored to the hiring manager – the person who has the authority to say “yes” to hiring you.
  6. No added value – your resume doesn’t add value to the probable employer and/or hiring manager’s department.
  7. Not results driven – your resume focuses too much on your skills, experiences, and talents, and not enough on your accomplishments.

There you have it. If you want to write a resume that employers and hiring managers ignore then follow the examples above and you mission will be accomplished.  If not, then do the opposite.

Marvin Wilson is a professional resume writer and job search coach for CareerSyntax.com.  He is dedicated to helping job seekers & employers connect. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/MarvinWilson. You should Become a Fan at http://www.facebook.com/CoachM

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4 Responses to “Job Tip #5 | Top Seven Reasons Why Your Resume is Invisible and You Don’t Get the Job Your Really Want.”

  1. Stacey January 6, 2010 at 01:24 #

    Great post!

  2. Marvin Wilson January 6, 2010 at 01:29 #

    Thank you, Stacey. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  3. anthony January 6, 2010 at 21:09 #

    Great suggestions for making a better resume Marvin!

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