Those who land the best jobs, in the shortest period of time, are those who never go on “autopilot.” They understand that a search is only over once you’ve accepted an offer. It doesn’t stop when you receive a call back, it definitely doesn’t stop during the first face-to-face interview, and each and every following interaction is an opportunity to demonstrate value and gain leverage. Related: 10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting The Job Offer Here Are Some Tips To Transform Yourself From “Candidate” To “Candidate Of Choice”:
Let me tell you a story. Did your ears prick up? Are you paying attention now? Whether it’s watching TV or a movie, reading a book, or hanging around the water cooler to hear tales from your colleagues, we love stories. Related: 5 Tips To Make Your Resume Stand Out Why? Science says it’s because stories developed as an efficient way of communicating. But that doesn’t really explain why we love them. It’s because stories connect us. They touch our hearts and minds in a way that feels familiar. And that familiarity bonds the reader to the storyteller, even if just for a few minutes. That’s what you want your resume to do. You want to tell a story that bonds you to the reader long enough for them to pick up the phone and call you. This is a powerful strategy taken directly out of the playbook of the best professional resume writers. It is a strategy that I use extensively in my professional resume writing company, to produce extraordinary results for my clients. Use story-telling techniques to create a resume that’s compelling and captures the hearts and minds of employers.