How to find out about new jobs for your resume, resume review, job interviews, and more
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— The best way to know what to expect in the job market?
Watch your resume.
A recent study of nearly 2,000 resumes found that a strong resume helps recruiters see a person in the industry.
“If you have a strong portfolio, you can recruit the best people and be successful in your career,” said Heidi Gorman, who led the study with colleagues from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
For people who aren’t ready to take a leap, the study suggests hiring a resume editor who will help with drafting the candidate’s resume.
The idea is to make it easy to keep track of a person’s job, career and life experience.
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The study was published in the journal Human Resource Management, and was conducted by researchers from UCSC’s Haas School of Business and the UC Santa Cruz Graduate School of Information Systems.
Gorman and her colleagues surveyed more than 2,200 resumes of nearly 1,600 job seekers between the ages of 25 and 34.
The resume editor was responsible for filling in a detailed resume to match the applicant’s job description and professional skills.
In the case of the survey participants who had more than one job, they were also asked to list all of the jobs they had held in that position and their salaries.
The survey was conducted over six weeks in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“The results show that people who have strong resumes are more likely to get interviews and get hired for the right position,” Gorman said.
“It’s not about whether you have the most experience, it’s about how well you present yourself.”
In addition to creating a strong profile, a resume is also a great tool for recruiting companies looking to hire.
According to Gorman’s study, employers look for resumes with a variety of professional skills, including: A clear job description