YOU'VE GOT THE SKILLS, RIGHT?
Every occupation has certain requirements. For example, carpenters, welders, and engineers must know how to read blueprints. Sales people must know how to close a sale. Customer service professionals must know how to work with difficult customers, and so forth.
Do you know the required skills sets for your occupation? Don't guess, find out. This is what recruiters are looking for. Show that you have the specific skills they are looking for by following these steps:
- Name the job you want.
- List the requirements of the occupation from the job posting.
- Select the first requirements from your list.
- Give an example of when you performed that task.
- Add some details.
- Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 for each additional requirement on your list.
Her are some examples:
Occupation 1: Cook
Requirement: Make sandwiches.
Give Example: Made custom sandwiches in a mobile deli.
Add Details: Created 15-20 handmade sandwiches, an hour, in a 2 person mobile deli. These included Ruebens, Cubans, Grilled Cheese and BLT.
Occupation 2: Office Receptionist
Requirement: Schedule appointments.
Give Example: Scheduled appointments in a busy dental office.
Add Details: Scheduled appointments in a 3 dentist office, serving 200 patients monthly.
Occupation 3: IT Technician
Requirement: Improve website quality and usability.
Give Example: Rewrote shopping cart code to simplify customer experience.
Add Details: Rewrote shopping cart code that reduced customer abandonment order by 8%.
Occupation 4: Tech Support Supervisor
Requirement: Supervised personnel.
Give Example: Supervised tech support team.
Add Details: Supervised tech support team of 7 people who resolved about 900 cases a month.
Occupation 5: Emergency Medical Trainer
Requirement: Train and coach.
Give Example: Trained and coached military squad.
Add Details: Trained and coached a military squad to provide life-saving emergency medical treatment in combat: gunshot wounds, explosives, bone fracture, burns and more.
Occupation 6: Assistant Bookkeeper
Requirement: Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Give Example: Assisted bookkeeper with AP and AR for a retail store.
Add Details: Assisted bookkeeper with AP and AR for a retail store with over 500 accounts and annual sales of $2 million.
Notice the difference adding just a few more details can make to your resume? You've got what it takes, but if you need some assistance, we are here to help. We can meet in-person or virtually at our locations or community hubs.