Overview

No matter how much experience you have, you will struggle to have job hunting success without a great resume. Just because you know you're the perfect fit for a job, it doesn't mean that your prospective employer knows you are, and this is where your resume comes in. Here are a couple of essential tips for getting your resume fine tuned and landing your next placement.

Start Right

You may think that the most important part of your resume is your experience, but what you put at the start of your resume can have just as much of an effect. You should start things off with a skill summary or resume objective, which highlights your main skills and experience. By doing this you can give the person looking over your resume an instant overview of why you're the best candidate for the job without forcing them to trawl through a whole page of past experience. In fact, your resume objective should be so strong that your employer will want to hire you without even looking at your past experience.

Some points to include in your resume opener:

  • Your professional specialty
  • How many years experience you have
  • Your certifications
  • Key skills
  • Machinery you can operate
  • A short summary of your top career accomplishments

Why Is A Strong Resume Important?

With the economy taking a turn for the worst thanks to the falling price of oil, staying competitive in any industry is essential. As the number of projects reduce there will be an increased number of candidates all fighting for the same jobs. By fine tuning your resume you can put yourself ahead of many other job seekers, and even ahead of those who have the same qualifications. The resume really is that powerful.

Other Options

If you're really not interested in putting time towards improving your resume, why not join our online job seekers community, Matrix Connect? Users have access to a five minute online resume builder that, once created, allows for job applications with just one click – it's really that simple. Even if you don't have the time to create your own resume, Matrix Connect can assemble a PDF version of your resume from the information you sign up with.

Kick start your career and join our community today at matrixconnect.ca

Bottom Line

No matter whether you're a seasoned worker or just starting out in the construction industry, having a standout resume is essential. One of the best ways to make sure your resume rises above the rest is by putting some time and effort into creating a resume objective or skill summary at the start, and in this blog we've covered a few tips and pointers on how to achieve this.

If you're really serious about making yourself known in the job market, then join Matrix Connect today! Find out more here: matrixconnect.ca

For more information on any of the topics covered in this blog, contact Matrix Labour Leasing today on 403-201-9520.

 

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