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Resume Round Up: 4 Must-Read Posts to Make the Cut – and Get that Interview!

Writing a resume for the first time?

Need to dust off an outdated resume?

Want to make your resume more competitive?

You’ve come to the right place! Below are summaries and links to 4 posts to help ensure your resume gets read, presents your experience in the best light, and increases your chances of landing an interview:

Choose the Right Resume Format for Your Experience and Goals

Think of your resume as a marketing tool. It’s primary purpose is to help potential employers understand your accomplishments, experience and education – and get you to the next stage in the hiring process.

On its own, a resume will not get you a job. Still, the type of format you choose may impact whether you’re considered for the job – or destined to receive an automated “thanks but no thanks” email.

In this post, our Middle Tennessee job-search experts review the four most common resume formats, and explain how to choose the right type for you.

Make Sure Your Resume Passes the ATS Test

If you’re applying online for jobs in Middle Tennessee – especially with large employers – there’s a good chance your resume will be screened by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before human eyes ever read it. How can you write a resume that passes an ATS’s impersonal screening guidelines?

This post explains what makes resume-screening technology work, so you can avoid mistakes that get you knocked out of contention.

How Do Middle TN Recruiters Screen Resumes?

You put countless hours into perfecting your resume – but a recruiter may spend less than one minute scanning it, before they decide whether to call you in for an interview.

Sound unfair? It may be, but it’s a harsh reality you must prepare for. In this post, our Nashville employment experts explain how recruiters rapidly review dozens (or even hundreds) of resumes. Use their insights to ensure your resume makes the cut.

How to Write a Resume for Temp Work

If you’ve been temping for awhile, the wrong resume approach can (wrongly) make you look like a job-hopper. So, it’s natural to be concerned that potential employers may question your level of commitment to a full-time job.

While you certainly don’t want to be dishonest on your resume, you need to present your temp work experience in the best possible light. This post from our Cool Springs employment agency explains how to write a killer resume for temporary assignments.

Wood Personnel: Your Middle TN Career Partner

If you’re looking for jobs in Middle Tennessee and could use some advice on preparing your resume, give Wood Personnel a call.  Whether you’re searching for temporary employment or a direct position, Wood Personnel has the career opportunities you need!