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Smith Hanley Associates‘ Recruiters offer their advice on best practices for your resume. They also take this chance to honor their close relatives who served in the military. Happy Memorial Day!

Eda Zullo, Executive Recruiter, Pharmaceutical Analytics
Father, Donald Rederscheid, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army

Resume Tip: If you work for a very large company or work in a very specialized area, make sure you include the division you worked for along with your company name. And, don’t ever put your high school information on your resume, no matter how special your high school was it is not relevant in a professional job search.

Rachel Pereira, Executive Recruiter, Direct and Digital Marketing
Husband, Jorge Pereira, Sargent, U.S. Air Force

Resume Tip: I have to disagree with our Company Blog’s 18 Resume No-no’s. While leaving your street address off your resume is fine, please, please, please put your city and state in the header of your resume. Without it clients think you are hiding some secret about your location needs. It creates problems/questions you don’t need in the interview process!

Riff Shaheen, Executive Recruiter, Information Technology
Uncle, Mohammed Akram, Lt. Colonel, Pakistan Army

Resume Tip: Don’t forget that your resume is your biggest professional marketing tool. Don’t just list what you were given to do but rather try to present what challenges you faced while completing your job responsibilities. Highlight what you achieved and what difference it made to your business. Don’t forget that employers want to see “What’s in it for me?” when considering hiring you, so make sure you show them.

Shirley Baron, Executive Recruiter, Market Research
Husband, Stanley Baron, Warrant Officer 1, Rhodesian Army         and Israeli Civil Defense

Resume Tip: Remember those eight seconds you have to grab a hiring manager’s attention? Using bullets and lists catch far more attention on a resume than dense, word packed paragraphs. Concise language sells you as an efficient, articulate hire.

Nikki Quist, Executive Recruiter, Biostatistics
Husband, Bill Quist, RDSN, U.S. Navy
Father, Salvatore Pagliaro, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army

Resume Tip: Don’t assume everyone who views your resume will have the same definition of your job as you do. Include specific technical jargon (also called buzz words or keywords) that is relevant to your expertise. It will clarify your abilities as well as improve the accuracy of your response.

Nancy Darian, Executive Recruiter, Data Science and Analytics
Father, Louis Caracciolo, U.S. Coast Guard

Resume Tip: Include your accomplishments in your resume, not just job duties. Employers want to see what tangible results you have achieved.

Smith Hanley Associates Executive Recruiters welcome your contact. Looking for a new position or looking to hire, give us a call!

 

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