your job objective make it clear the type of position you want or the
type of skills you wish to use?
you were to graph each job title or skill heading in your resume, how
would you rate each one by asking yourself, "Does this job title make
my image go up or down in relation to the job and salary I want?" Do
all of the job titles and skill headings in your resume present a close
match to the job you want?
education is one of your strongest qualifications, is your education
and training described in depth? Does this section demonstrate how your
education or training relates to the job you want? Does it illustrate
the skills you've gained that will aid you in performing this job?
you have gaps of more than 1 year between jobs have you used year to
year dates rather than month to month dates to detail your work history?
Rating 9 points or less:
If your resume scored 9 points or less,
you're in big trouble. It's likely that you will receive few, if any
and that the job offers you do receive will be at lower pay rates than
Rating 27 points or less:
If your resume scored 27 points or less, you're still in big
trouble! Most resumes score in this range and are quickly discarded by
Average Rating 36 or less:
If your resume scored 36 points or less it's in the top 30%
to 20% but remember employers select only the top 5% of all candidates.
means you'll still lose interviews and job offers to applicants who
score 40 to
40 to 45 points!
If you scored 40 to 45 points - congratulations! If your resume
really is a Top Scorer, you should receive a high number of interviews
should land premium salary offers.
you scored 40 or less …
waste time in a prolonged job search by
using a weak resume …
accept a salary that's less than you
each month you're not working it may
cost you a month's salary …