Tips for getting your Dream Job through
You've put your resume or created a Job Agent at a job site but you're still waiting
for the right response? Here are a few tips on how to cut your wait short and keep
your resume more chances to appear while employers search for the resumes.
Remember fresh and relevant resumes have the best chances of bringing the Dream
Job you always wanted.
Submit your Full Resume
Many candidates only provide their basic details like functional area, work experience
etc. If you submit your full resume covering your career objective, past work
experience (Names of Previous employers, nature of responsibilities), achievements,
skills along with basic information like functional area, number of years of
experience, current location, preferred locations, educational qualifications etc., then
an employer is much more likely to call you for an interview.
UPDATE YOUR RESUME FREQUENTLY
Update your resume at least once in a month. Include any fresh information that you
might have to offer from time to time. Even if there is no fresh information, updating
frequently confirms to prospective employers that you are ready to change.
Remember, employers get to see when the resume was last updated and they are
more likely to call a candidate who has recently refreshed his resume.
USE KEYWORDS EFFECTIVELY
Keywords are the key to a résumé’s prominence in a database. Keywords should be
used to describe your skills and experience as accurately as possible so that all the
relevant employers find your resume. A few examples are given below :
A Sales professional may choose from: Sales, Concept Selling, Institutional Sales, Retail
Sales, Services, Key Account Management, Distribution, Business Development etc.
A Software Programmer may choose from : C, C++, Java, Perl, VC++, VB, COBOL,
WML, XML, HTML, DHTML, Activex, ASP, COM/DCOM, CGI, Perl, Web Servers, Lotus
Domino Unix, Linux, HP/UX, Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, IBM,
The keywords given above are just examples and you could use any keyword.
Best of luck
Remember, you should use as many keywords as possible but use only keywords
which describe the skills / experience you already have.