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About you Firsthand:
Your actual name
You need to always use the same version of your name for your Resumes, Business cards, emails, LinkedIn profile and other venues you might use so recruiters and employers doing research on you can “put two and two together” between you and your professional identity.
Location you live or would like to work
A fitting choice for your location is to use city and state plus regional names — like Orlando, FL, and Central Florida, or Angelino Heights and Los Angeles. This way your profile is in the search results for either of the searches.
The Languages you can speak
This will always help you in getting hired because as we know the U.S. is a melting pot with many types of people and languages. For example if you live in Miami and you happen to know spanish, that info on your resume will definitely give you an advantage over the competition that might not know the language. So find out what a second popular language in your area might be and see if you know that language.
College degrees or Certifications might you have
Obviously depending on what level of college education or types of certifications you have would set you apart from the competition. Be sure not to leave these out of your resume. If your GPA from school is pretty high don’t forget to include this as well.
“Having the correct keywords can be the determining factor that get you found or not, if they don’t know you exist how can you get the job?”
Your Work History:
Make sure you give yourself the shine you deserve, make yourself look good. But preferably include the skills most in demand for the job you want next (Ex. managing a big event, using Microsoft Word and Excel, driving an 18-wheeler, leading a project team, etc.). Make sure to add these skills, even if you don’t use them for the job you currently have.
Job or Industry specific skills, tools, or techniques
Add the relevant tools and techniques that you use or are qualified to use because of training, education, and/or experience (Ex. CAD design, MRI operation, Forklift operator, etc.)
Understanding relevant laws or regulations
If experience, understanding, or training in specific laws or regulations is required for your target job, you want to make sure you add in your resume that you are familiar with or qualified. And be sure to add these laws into your resume (Ex. HITECH Act, HIPAA Privacy Rule, etc.)
Internet tools that are relevant to job
Nowadays it is imperative to have skills with internet tools or apps, if you have skills that are applicable to the profession you want (Facebook ads, Google analytics, etc.) don’t forget to include these.
Awards and Honors
In your previous jobs or in school, any awards or honors that you have will make you stand out from the crowd and let the reader immediately aware of your strengths.
Your Work History:
Previous and current employment
Focus on the standard job titles that are used now by your target recruiters. Your current and former job titles are also important keywords. If currently employed be sure to add the name of the place you work at. Before you can progress its good to know where you came from, it’ll help if your previous work taught you skills you can use in the position you are going for.
If you volunteer anywhere, include what you do and who you do it for, particularly if it helps fill in an employment gap and/or is related to your career track. When an employer sees that you volunteered and “worked” for FREE shows your work ethic and increases your chance for them to choose you over other applicants.
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