Are you struggling to showcase your skills? Is your resume falling down on the job? This video will provide you with ways to make it clear that you are a great fit for a particular job by showing you how to make your resume mirror the skills the employer expects to see in their next hire. Stacey Gordon will show you how.
- Your summary of skills, or summary of qualifications, is at or near the top of your resume and it's another area that will be scanned quickly. If you want this section to make the reader keep reading, you need to include all of the right keywords. Let's take another look at the job description labeled, manager human resources, which can be found in your exercise files. Now would be a good place to pause this video and read it because we'll need it here too. The job description is from a manufacturing company in California and I previously pulled out seven areas where it was made extremely clear exactly what they were looking for in a candidate.
So let's go over these again with a slightly different lens. Must be able to align with the shared services and funtions of OD training, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, and payroll. The manager will be most successful by aligning themselves as a strategic business partner to the operations leadership at the manufacturing facility. Strong knowledge of government regulations related to employment, such as FLSA, EEOC, ADA, FMLA, etc.
Minimum of seven years human resources generalist experience. Experience with six sigma or lean manufacturing. Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field. Must be bi-lingual in English and Spanish. These key phrases are important because they start with words like must, strong, or minimum. These are important indicators that scream, pay attention to me. Deciding what to include should be easy at this point.
Your summary of skills, or qualifications, should include at a minimum that you are bi-lingual in Spanish. And that you have more than seven years of HR experience. It should include experience with any of the subject matter areas mentioned, like organizational development, or OD, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation and payroll. And with OD they got even more specific and said training. So if you have expertise there, now would be the time to mention it.
And I know the question is percolating, you want to know what to do if you don't have seven years of experience. What if you aren't bi-lingual in Spanish and what if you don't have any experience with six sigma, or lean manufacturing? Let's work through this for a moment. If a company states that they require someone who speaks Spanish and you don't know how to say anything other than gracias, or hola, why bother replying? Search for other jobs that you really want and that warrant spending time and energy attempting to get.
Why waste your valuable time on a job you clearly will not get? It can be tough to give up on a job that sounds great, but you have to be realistic here. Let's keep the focus on the jobs you have the ability to get, and then, let's help you get them.
Stacey explains what to include and exclude on a resume and how to showcase your talents and best qualities. Using practical examples, Stacey walks through choosing the right format, tailoring information to match job requirements, and writing alternative resumes that include industry-specific information. Last, Stacey shows you how to deal with some common sore spots—like job hopping, lack of experience, or unemployment gaps—while concentrating on your experience.
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