So now that you have started on your resume tips I have 5 more to share with your today that you will need in order to land an interview.

Here are your last 5 tips:

  1. Know your strengths and skills.  You know what you are capable of accomplishing.  You know what lights your fire and makes you excited to be at work.  Use that every place you can.  Showcase your skills to the person reading your resume and cover letter so that you can really show them how you can be an asset to their company.
  2. Apply for a job you want.  You have an amazing opportunity.  You can pick any job you want so why would you go for just anything.  You want something that is stimulating for you and makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning and get on with your day!  Make sure that is the type of position you are applying for.
  3. Use your network.  You are most likely online in social networks and I know you have family and friends outside of that as well.  Use them.  Make connections with people that are in the dream position you want.  See if they know of any positions that are open, or if they can put in a good word for you. You would be amazed at what can happen when you open up and share with people what you are looking for.  Things come up that you never would have dreamed about.  People that you talk to every day have connections to help you that you never knew about and they never offered before because they didn’t know you were interested.  Start opening your eyes and ears and see what is right in your backyard.
  4. Prepare.  Research the company you are interested in applying for a position with.  Know what they do, their goals, and their mission statement.  Anything you learn is going to help you along to land an interview with them especially when you are showing them that you are interested in the company enough to take time to learn about them even before working there.  If the company has events that are open to the public, attend them!  It’s a great way to network and learn even more.
  5. Stay positive.  This can sometimes be a long road.  You may have many interviews but not find the perfect fit for a while.  Don’t be negative.  Get feedback from your interviewers on why they didn’t choose you for the position and then don’t get upset but instead take that knowledge and apply it in your next interview.  So many people don’t utilize this tip!!!  How can you fix something or improve without feedback?

This can often be a scary path to be on but if you are looking at it in a  positive light and focusing on how wonderful it will be when you land the perfect position you will have a much easier time of it.  Good luck!