Looking for a new job? How do you stand out from the crowd and make sure your resume gets noticed?
If you’re planning to use the same resume you created 10 years ago, well, that probably won’t be too useful. Times have changed, and so has resume writing!
There are actually things you need to be intentional with when it comes to showcasing your strengths and making sure you’re getting your message across.
Today, I’m joined by Chris Villanueva, the CEO & Co-Founder of Let’s Eat, Grandma, an online resume service that was ranked by The Balance as the best resume service of 2022.
Chris shares some of his best advice for job seekers and career changers related to creating resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles that will get you noticed, and also help you connect with your dream job.
We also talk about how to overcome some of the challenges that we all face with building new professional relationships in an increasingly hybrid or remote work environment.
Finally, Chris answers the burning question: One page resume or as many as it takes?
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- What has changed over the last few years when it comes to resumes.
- The power of using keywords on your resume and LinkedIn profile to assist you in being found for the job you want.
- How to address gaps in employment on a resume.
- How your LinkedIn Profile should differ from your resume.
- The biggest frustrations job seekers have with recruiters and hiring managers.
- How we can build relationships in a world where many people are working virtually.
- Why you should invest in a resume writing service to accelerate positive results in your job search.
IMPACT MAKERS PODCAST – EPISODE 68
Key Quotes From This Episode:
“Your resume is a marketing piece that you have so many eyeballs potentially on, but you have a very short amount of time to make an impact with that one little document.” ~ @Chris Villanueva
“A cover letter…goes beyond the resume in that it can tell an actual story, it can tell your why or even your philosophy of how you work as a professional.” ~ @Chris Villanueva
“I think folks should ask themselves, ‘If I were a recruiter or hiring manager and I was simply typing in some keywords to find the ideal candidate, which ones would I use to target that person’.” ~ @Chris Villanueva
People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast
Impact Makers Podcast Episode #66 – My Best Career Advice to Position Yourself for the Job You Want with Jennifer McClure and Chris Villanueva
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