An effective resume success story

I got some great news the other day that once again shows the importance of writing effective resumes.

A young lady just entering college needed to find a job. With the economy in rough shape she was worried about her prospects. To make matters worse, she didn’t have a whole lot of experience. She needed employment, but her work background was not as extensive as some.

During an orientation visit to her school, she heard about one of the university’s departments that was going to have some some open positions. Unfortunately, found out later that there were only six openings and number of students applying would make it “extremely competitive.”

But the young lady had an advantage. She was taught how to write an effective resume. Using those skills, she crafted a document that accompanied her application for the job.

After she arrived at school, she found out that her resume had earned her an interview. After a second interview, she was hired.

Here’s the kicker: she said her interviews focused more on training than her background. It seems that her resume had already convinced those doing the hiring that she was capable of doing the job.

So now that she has a job, she won’t have to to take time out of her studies for a job search. In this case, writing an effective resume really paid off for her.

Steve DeVane

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