Resume Secrets You Need to Know to Get Hired
Do you ever feel like the typical formula for getting a great job is falling apart?
When many of us graduated from high school, you could type up a resumé, print it on marbled paper (spritzing it with perfume was optional but recommended, according to Elle Woods), write a cover letter, and start interviewing.
And I don’t know about you, but those same old job search tools haven’t done me a lot of good in the last couple years. I mean, I got my last job offer via Gchat.
These days, hiring managers have more pressure on them than ever, and often they don’t even read your resume, let alone spend time with a printed copy. They’re too busy sorting through hundreds of email applications, PDF attachments, LinkedIn profiles, and long, wordy cover letters.
But don’t get too excited—that doesn’t mean we can give up resumes entirely. It means we need to get smarter about writing resumes that end up in the right hands.
Resumes that stand out, float to the top of the pile, and end up on the desk of the person who will hire you.
And if you’re anything like me, you’re taking a long, hard look at that trusty old resume and thinking, I know I need to update this, but where do I start?
Or maybe you make changes to your resume all the time, but it just keeps growing and becoming more and more unwieldy. Well, in this fast-moving job market, and especially in tech, it’s SUPER important to have a streamlined, polished resume in your back pocket.
IN THIS GUIDE, YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN:
- How to write a new resume in 15 minutes or less
- How to make your resume fit on one page (without losing your marbles)
- What to include in your resume (and what to delete)
- How to add the “secret sauce” to your resume, so it stands out from the crowd
- Exactly how to format and submit your resume so it gets read