When you begin writing a new resume for a specific job, you may need to add a touch of magic. What I mean is the words you use on your resume are critical in the selection process. As you begin thinking about the next direction for your career, you will want to make sure you are aware of how resumes are typically selected and why you need to develop a plan with your job search.
I suggest you begin with evaluating your background and determine how to strategize your next move up the ladder. For example, you may have been with a company for around 10 years or more, thus you would want to make sure, before you decide to change companies, that the company will offer you either a better salary or other enticing benefits. You may want to look into companies that you have researched who offer employees to participate in their growth through a 401K plan. You will need to visit company websites to evaluate opportunities for advancement and growth with reputable and stable companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, or other Fortune 500 companies.
After you have selected the best companies to work for, then you may want to decide to look into a career transition. This is where the magic begins … words that count are selected and blended throughout your resume. These words are key words critical to Automatic Tracking Systems (ATM). When you understand the way an ATS system works, then you have learned an important step in building an awesome resume that will get you the results you hoped for as well as land the job.
For example, let’s say you are a sales professional seeking a new opportunity with more challenge, then you would want to look into titles that include sales. If you use the key word sales and place it on the search box of the job board such as indeed.com, then it will generate job leads toward a new career. The following are a few titles to research based on using the word SALES as your main key word. The core skills are listed under each title which include:
Buyer: Arrange for processing or resale of purchased products.
Purchasing Agent: Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives
Contract Specialist: Negotiation, Oral and written communications. Research and analysis.
All of these job titles are possibilities for a career transition. Once you understand the methodology of transition, then you will be on your way to a new career.
It is a touch of magic and anything is possible if you take the right steps to moving up the ladder to a new career. Career Ladders is available for a free 15 minute consultation if you wish to contact us please call 888-247-3786.
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