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What To Do When Your Resume Falls Flat

Are you sitting by the phone, twiddling your thumbs, just waiting to get a call about the job you just posted for? Have you been sitting there a really long time? Have your calls gone unreturned? Maybe itís time to take a closer look at your resume.

Please Ė no sighing allowed. I know youíve heard it all before and youíre probably really tired of even looking at your resume. Everything is kind of running together to where you donít know if your resume is up to par or not. Thatís why you needÖ

An Extra Pair of Eyes

Have a friend, parent, heck, even someone off the street look at your resume. Ask them if it makes them want to know more about you, if it makes them in awe of what you have accomplished. Be sure to pick someone who can be objective and who has some business acumen so you can get a clear and accurate assessment.

Unbeknownst to many job seekers, there are professional resume writing services who offer free resume evaluations. No obligation. Now, donít get me wrong, there are some free consultations out there that arenít worth your time. However, some really go in-depth and can provide some excellent feedback.

You Have to Dig Deep to Find the Gold

So often times job seekers donít realize all the important achievements in their career. They feel unworthy of anything that really screams, ďYes, Iím perfect for the job!Ē so they write modestly in a way that doesnít showcase the goods.

Big mistake.

Employers are begging job seekers to tell them why they need to interview them. The hiring managers definitely donít want to waste their time looking for a needle in a haystack. End their frustration and give them what they want:

Iím not going to lie Ė writing a resume that actually grabs the attention of a hiring manager and provides enough proof to garner an interview is not an easy task. Thatís why there are professionals out there who do it for a living. However, if you come armed with the knowledge and some writing skill, youíve all but ensured yourself an increase in job search satisfaction.

Recognized as a leading expert in the employment search industry, Heather Eagar is passionate about providing working professionals with current, reliable and effective job search tools and information. If you are considering resume services, check out reviews of the top companies in the industry at www.ResumeLines.com

- Heather Eagar

Recognized as a leading expert in the employment search industry, Heather Eagar is passionate about providing working professionals with current, reliable and effective job search tools and information. If you are considering resume services , check out reviews of the top companies in the industry at www.ResumeLines.com