|Martin Yate CPC
NY Times Bestseller
Professional Resume Servies
Writing a successful resume takes more than just acquiring the relevant skills and writing them down on a piece of paper.
| For more advice for emerging professionals,
check out “Knock Em Dead Secrets & Strategies
For First Time Job Seekers” available on Amazon
place, and this in turn means understanding how business works. This is especially important for recent grads, who still think professionalism means getting up sometime prior to one in the afternoon.
According to Mark Babbitt, CEO and founder of YouTern.com, one of the top online communities for starting your career, “Resumes should tell a compelling story about what you can do. The biggest mistake we see is a list of what you did at a job versus telling the story of how your combined work experiences will enable you to do the next job well.”
Companies exist to make money for the owners—as quickly, efficiently, and reliably as possible. They make money by selling a product or service, and they prosper by becoming better and more efficient at it. When a company saves time, it saves money, and then has more time to make more money; this is called productivity.
Companies usually require a complex machinery to deliver the products and services that bring in the money. You can think of any and every job as a small but important cog in this complex moneymaking machine. Employing all these cogs costs money. If the company can redesign its machinery to do without that cog (automation) or can find a cheaper cog (outsourcing that job to Mumbai), it’s going to do so, end of story.
It doesn’t matter what your job title is, you are always hired to be a problem solver. Think about the nuts and bolts of any summer job or internship you’ve held: at its heart, your job was chiefly concerned with the identification, prevention and solution of problems. When you did your job, the company ran smoothly and in some small way you contributed to profitability. That’s all any business wants to do: make money as quickly, efficiently, and reliably as possible. And when you anticipate, identify, prevent and solve problems for them, you are helping that company be profitable.
- What are the major responsibilities of the job and the skills that help you deliver on them?
- What are the problems at the heart of this job, the ones that crop up every week? How can these problems be prevented
- What are the common problems that occur and how should they be handled ?
- How does this job contribute to the success of the employee, department and company?
All rights reserved