In this tough economy, finding a job is going to be a big job in itself.
I have been getting emails from lots of current students who are graduating this December. Most of those questions are like these:
- I have applied for jobs for more than 8 months now, but no luck. Now I am planning to start from the beginning.
- Can you let me know where I can find a list of companies who are not on hiring freeze and are still hiring for 2009?
- I’m applying to jobs directly to the companies to over 500 in last 3 months, but no one is responding, what should I do?
I’m planning to write a series of articles that will help students to search for jobs in coming weeks.
First, you must start with the need to have a good resumé, one that really speaks for about you. It must be able to highlight all your professional skills and transferable skills.
I have looked and reviewed many resumés. Most of the resumés I’ve seen don’t show what employers really want to see. Some appropriate powerful words have to be used.
If a hiring manager looks at your resumé, it should convey who you are, what are you looking for, and what professional skills you have within the first few seconds he/she reads it.
Most of the resumés of students don’t have the above said qualities.
Professional Resumé Writing
I was reviewing one of my friends’ resumé and I sent her a sample of a professionally written resumé and asked her if she can prepare something like that.
She said they can prepare a similar layout, but not the same content. I know you will have to spend $100 to $200 to have your resumé professionally written.
But in order to get a job in this economy, you will have to spend to get the job. But I have some good news for you.
I found some coupons that you can use and save some money to have your resumé professionally written.
I created my resumé when I was searching for internship and I know the magic behind those professionally written resumés
And I personally know many friends who got their resumés professionally written and are now reaping the benefits. You can create an ultra-honest and high impact resumé when it’s written professionally.
Do the Math
You will need to spend $150 for getting a professionally written resumé. $150 is a small amount compared to the total amount of money you spent studying for a master’s degree.
Now with 90 days OPT Rule, you have to find a job in 90 days or you will be out of status.
If you applied for jobs during the last 3 months but still haven’t received any interview call, you know something is not working.
The first change you have to make is improvements to your resumé. That’s what this $150 will get done for you.
The $150 you spend will be recovered in just less one day after you get a job.
When $150 can have so much power to get you a job, why do you have to take risks with a resumé which so far is not working for you?
ResumeEdge: Certified Professional Resumé Writers edit and write your resumés and cover letters. Get an Edge. Click Here!