Here’s Your Summer Job Hunt Strategy
Finally the weather seems to be turning more Spring-like. You’re starting to clean off the grill and work in the yard. It’s also a perfect time to spruce up your resume.
At Burchard and Associates, we provide advice and guidance to many job seekers on how to improve their job search. One item that many people often overlook is the seasonality of job hunters. Many unhappy employees are lulled into a sense of ease with the coming beautiful weather. This makes it a perfect time to get your resume in front of the right people.
Here are a few tips to help get your resume ready:
Easy on the Eyes
Hiring managers look at a lot of resumes. Readability is tantamount to getting your resume in front of the right people. Stick to a standardized font. Times New Roman and Georgia with a font-size of ten to twelve points make your resume easiest to read.
It’s All About You
Forget objectives. Think summaries. Objectives can put you into a box that’s hard to get out of. Unless you have a specific objective and will only consider that type of job, use a career summary – a short concise pitch about you and what you have to offer to your new employer.
What’s the Buzz
Show that you are on top of your industry by including important keywords and phrases in your resume. Look to organization websites, reviewLinkedin profiles that share your targeted job title, and study conference program descriptions and their speaker bios.
With these three tips in mind, it’s time to get to work on your summer job hunt.
The infographic below from The Ladders is based on a survey they did in 2012. Over two-hundred respondents provided some rich food-for-thought to people seeking the perfect time to get that perfect position.