Twelve Things Employers Want To See in Your Resume & Interview
mysalary.com Has Posted a Nice Set of Twelve Job Hunting Tips (Referred to as “12 HR Hot Buttons)
Maybe holiday time is a good time to give that resume a fresh look, and to work on your interview preparation, considering these tips on what employers like to see:
Can you cite specific accomplishments, not just duties?
Figures and numbers
How did you impact the bottom line? How productive were you? Etc.
Awards and accolades
Have you been recognized as a success in any way, from employee of the month on up?
Blog or website
Do you have one with a professional subject, tone, and content?
Hopefully, you can show the opposite of “job-hopping” (multiple jobs with less than two years’ tenure tends to raise a red flag with HR).
Up-to-date skills and education
Have you had any relevant continuing education and training?
Ideas and initiative
How can you show the potential to generate good ideas and be a self-starter?
How can you show you will stay positive and flexible and not be a complainer or whiner?
Can you think of situations or activities in which others have followed your lead?
Can you show you have done more than expected in past jobs, have moved up, and that if hired you will seek to learn and do more, beyond the position you seek?
Can you think of examples of creative problem-solving?
Do you have hobbies or interests that can help create interest in you by showing other dimensions of your life?