you cannot hide, deny, embellish the fact that you have been out of work. Even if you were to remove dates (let’s just say), during the application screening process this will be indentified and guess what…Not only will you now be the candidate who has been out of work for a couple of years but you are the candidate that tried to camouflage it.
The problem with most Thank You letters is they are usually prepared as just a nice gesture. Saying thank you is a very nice thing to do and it does go along way, but it is not strategic enough to add another dimension to your candidacy, it leverages not an additional qualifier, and doesn’t elevate your interview performance. In other words, use your Thank you opportunity as a last marketing tool in order to gain you a competitive distinction.
So what is the formula to writing a resume that shouts value? You need to identify the impact of what you do day in and day out. Compare your performance to that of others who don’t meet or exceed expectations. Look at your job from the employer’s perspective and not yours!
The Holidays are here but don’t halt your #jobsearch: Your resume presentation counts! While content and the value your resume offers is key, capturing the attention of your new employer so your resume actually is read – is imperative. A few simple formatting tricks can help your resume outshine others with visual impact.