In today’s ever changing, competitive workplace, the resume not only outlines your work history and accomplishments, it must also make a strong impression by reflecting how unique you are and how you stand out from other applicants. It should capture the essence of you and entice the reader to meet the person behind the words.
Resume writing is an imprecise art. There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to compiling this job seeking tool. To be effective, no matter the format, you should write your resume for the specific mining job you are applying for. You must present yourself as the perfect fit for the job. It must make you stand out in the crowd.
It is important to remember two important facts about mining resumes:
- There is no such thing as the perfect resume.
- The best resume is “your” resume, one that you feel comfortable with and that gets you the results you are seeking.
The resume for today’s and future markets:
Your mining resume is a marketing tool. It is a reflection of you for your target audience. It must be:
- A comprehensive profile
- Accomplishment oriented
- Action word laden
- Professionally presented
A good way to start is to ask:
- What did I really accomplish in my last position(s)?
- How did my former organization benefit from my direct input?
- What made me different from my peers?
- What are my strengths?
What skills do I possess that are most relevant to my target in today’s mining marketplace and what makes me stand apart?
Remember, a resume is often your first introduction to a potential employer or contact. It must make a positive first impression. Interviewers will have your resume on hand and it will in most cases influence the way you are interviewed.
Your resume is a reflection of you. Proper spelling, grammar and presentation are essential. Ensure you reflect positively your personality and professionalism. Rewrite it as many times as necessary. Remember, you may want different styles and content depending on the situation and your target audience.
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