Colorado Christian University

 

Preparing For the Job Search

Dr. Schultze shares proven, practical ways of getting ready to land job interviews based on his decades of working with Christian university students. The attached pages are from his book How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes & Cover Letters

 

Showcasing Your Achievements to Make Your Resume Shine

Bottom line … the more accomplishment-driven your resume, the more effective it will be, the more interest it will generate, and the more interviews you will get. Always remember that resume writing is sales and that you’re the product. Showcase the product’s distinctive features and you’re bound to make a sale!

Focus your resume on what you have done to improve operations, increase revenues, expand market share, strengthen profits, reduce operating costs, enhance business processes, upgrade technologies, deliver projects on-time and within budget, launch new products, build a strong workforce, and so much more. The challenge, however, is to identify those specific achievements.

To help with that process, HERE is a list of 13 different professions, each with a short list of questions to ask yourself to help you articulate your specific achievements. Use this information as a guideline to help you dig deep into your career and identify what makes YOU such a good hire.

8 Things you Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems 

What do you know about applicant tracking systems?

If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 99% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes a look… if they ever do.

Learn how ATS work, what they do to your resume, and how to beat ATS so that your resume gets seen by the human decision makers who schedule job interviews right HERE.