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Friday, December 27, 2013

Random Tip For Our Young Followers: Why Employers Like Resumes

It is tough for a college or high school student to find a good part time job! 

At any given time, we have ten or twelve employees at our business, and most of them are full-time students.  Like most businesses we have a customized employment application at our office, and I just caught a glimpse of a stack of completed job applications.   In a down year we probably get 20 applications or more for each person that we hire. 

Unfortunately, for most applicants I generally just see the application without a resume.  However, when someone does bring a resume it certainly produces the “wow effect” and their odds of getting an interview skyrocket. 
Here’s why:
  1. I know that you went "above and beyond" by creating a resume.  If you go above and beyond in the application process, you are more likely to do so when you are at work.  We like to work with people that go above and beyond to serve our patients.
  2. We can see how well you able to organize your thoughts.  If you organize your thoughts well on a resume, you will probably also do that when you are on the phone with our patients.  We like to work with people who organize their thoughts well.
  3. We learn how well you can communicate, spell, and write.  If you can put together complete sentences on a resume, you probably can write well when you send a letter or converse with our patients on our behalf.  By the way, have someone proofread your resume before you send it.  We like to work with folks who can communicate well with our prospective patients.
  4. I see how well you represent yourself and “sell” yourself.  An application from a prospective employee tells me what I value and what I want to know.  However, a well-crafted resume gives me a chance to see what you value and what you want me to know.  If you represent yourself well in a resume you will probably catch my attention, and I will assume that you are also capable of representing my company well.  We like to work with folks who represent our business and our profession well.
If you are a high school or college student looking for a job, I would encourage you to treat it like a “real” job.  Find someone who will help you create a good resume.  If you can’t find someone, call us and we will either point you in the right direction or we might even help you do it.
Produce the “wow effect” with your prospective employer.  If the employer is a go-getter, he or she will be impressed.  If it intimidates them or seems excessive to them, you probably don’t want to be working for them anyway.
By the way, if you are the kind of person who is willing to go the extra mile and you like our business, make sure that you drop your resume off here.  You never know when we will be hiring, and we love investing in world-changers while they are in school.

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