If you are one of the 15.5Million who claimed unemployment last week or simply just one of the 5Million others who are unemployed you more than likely still using a resume to represent your value as an employee. I am here to tell you that a resume is no longer enough.
The market is oversaturated with highly qualified candidates. Last week there were 15.5 million people who collected unemployment with 1Million of those individuals being first time recipients. At the same time the number of new job opportunities has slowed.
The code has been cracked and everyone is writing their resumes to be discovered by keyword search programs. The days of finding a right fit candidate by only using keyword search technologies are over. Now, everyone is aware of how to rig their resumes to ping the word search engines and most resumes are structured around being search engine ready.
The part of WHO a job seeker is or what type of person that they are is absent. With so much of a resume needing to be written to match a job requisition and keyword search, it leaves little room to identify who a job candidate is from a one-page document of job history. This forces recruiters to search social media and other professional sites and postings to gain an idea of who the job candidate is to make sure they are actually a right-fit candidate.
WHO you are matters more than just what you have done. When a recruiter is looking for a right-fit candidate they are usually considering the team that they are hiring into, first. If the team just went through a stressful event they will be looking for someone who is an up-beat morale booster. If the team needs more structure, they will be looking for someone who drops the hammer. Identifying who you are and what value you are bringing to the role matters now more than ever.
Presenting yourself in a visual world and in a virtual way matters. You need to create a short video that showcases who you are in business and what value you bring to the roles that you are applying for and link this to your resume and post it on your social media sites. We are now in 2020 where the entire world has undergone a technology revolution as one. Every industry is conducting business in a digital way and your job seeking efforts should match this, too. Let future employers see that you can represent yourself in a virtual world, in a virtual way.
If you are hesitant or do not know what to say look at My Resume Reel™ they have done the hard work for you. They have a course that is less than a half hour long. It helps you:
1) Review your resume for the right content.
2) Has a professional resume template for you to use if yours is old and outdated.
3) Walks you through a process that helps you identify what your unique value is in business and “why you” are the right fit candidate for the roles that you are seeking.
4) It teaches you exactly what to say in your video in under 60 seconds.
5) Then, there are tips and tricks on how to record, edit and post your video for optimal visibility.
The world is changing fast in a very technological way. Stand out from the other candidates by showing you are evolving with the tech boom, too. Use this virtual world to say who you are in business and what value you bring to the table by using your own voice. You and WHO you are matters.
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