Resumes by Zodiac Sign
Written by NYCOTGirl
Capricorn: Dollar signs turn you on and you respect hard work and tradition. Your ideal resume is conservative yet commands attention with bulleted lists and buzz words highlighting your accomplishments. Balance your resume by emphasizing personal characteristics and “soft skills” (“efficient”, “organized”, “highly ethical”) as well as degrees and certifications earned.
Aquarius: Aquarius is the zodiac’s brilliant free-spirit. Creativity is cool, but make sure your resume reflects your originality and intellect in a professional way. Be sure to develop a strong job title/target that summarizes your achievements and why you are right for the job. Demonstrating your love for abstract concepts can be a plus but be sure to keep your resume’s style traditional (chronological instead of functional) and tasteful. Seek a professional’s help to tactfully (and truthfully) fix any employment gaps on your resume.
Pisces: Use your knack for creativity to deliver a resume that stands out. Keep your resume format traditional but get unique with language, fonts, paper and delivery methods that showcase your strong ability to connect with all kinds of people. In-person delivery is ideal for Pisceans because it adds a “personal touch” that is your signature quality.
Aries: Rams are born leaders and many employers value this quality. But be sure your resume reflects your leadership qualities as well as your ability to be a team player. Emphasizing team achievements as well as individual ones via testimonials from references will help you stand out in a huge way! You can also showcase your individual successes in a career highlights summary. Don’t forget to include community service projects and professional affiliations on your resume. Team work makes the dream work!
Taurus: Bosses love the practical, productive work style of a Taurus. You complete projects on time and your conservative style fits right into routine corporate culture. But sometimes sticking to tradition can leave you left behind in terms of career development. Experimenting with technology and social media can help you promote your latest project, find a new job or money-making opportunities. Add an online link to a professional profile or social networking page to build your brand.
Gemini: Gemini, you are blessed with the gift of communication, but does your resume convey the real you or inflate your abilities? Be sure to use buzzwords appropriate to your industry and skill level that will market you honestly and effectively. Instead of wordy descriptions of your daily duties, highlight the results of your work using statistics and numbers to draw attention to successful outcomes. Better yet, find a few reliable references to provide testimony on your behalf instead of tooting your own horn.
Cancer: Cancer’s intuitive nature is a great asset in the business world because you are in tune with the needs and desires of others. This sensitivity can serve you well when networking and maintaining relationships in the workplace. But relying solely on emotions without logic is not an effective strategy for long-term success. Focus less on feelings, more on action and self-promote your achievements! Use action words to explain how your nurturing ability helped train and retain 90% of new hires. Use figures to show how your intuitiveness stopped a risky merger that saved your department from lay-offs. Request recommendations from former clients and colleagues for your LinkedIn.com profile or Facebook page to showcase what you achieve when you help others.
Leo: A natural leader with a powerful presence, it is hard to ignore a Leo. Their charisma combined with their hard-working nature often breeds success. Similar to Aries, Leos must make sure their resumes reflect the ability to follow as well as lead without conflict. Social media tools such as LinkedIn.com, Twitter and PinInterest can help promote Leo’s ideas & achievements while inspiring co-workers to let the Lion take the lead now and then.
Virgo: The zodiac’s perfectionist, Virgo is unmatched when it comes to attention to detail, work ethic and mental agility. So your resume must be perfect, right? Not if the only eyes seeing it are your own! Virgo, veer off the traditional route of snail mail and email job-hunting and try technology (LinkedIn) or even co-workers to promote your knack for organization on the job. You might be the “perfect employee” but if you are the only person who knows it, what good does that do for your brand? Be less critical and experiment with self-promotion strategies.
Libra: Libra is known as the zodiac’s diplomat, a real people person who is gracious and refined. Libras are flexible and able to unite people which are valuable qualities in the workplace. Be sure that in the midst of teamwork, dear Libra, your individual accomplishments don’t get overlooked. Use headings, bold print, and special sections (“Special Skills”) to ensure that your resume highlight your contributions as well as your ability to be a team player. Also consider adding testimonials from trusted references that can vouch for your fairness and tact in the workplace.
Scorpio: Employers love Scorpio’s attention to detail, deep concentration and unwavering determination. Much like Taurus and Cancer, a Scorpio gets the job done. Scorpios are also known to be secretive and mysterious, two things a resume should not be. Self-promote by creating an online professional profile (LinkedIn.com) or even a PinInterest page that demonstrates ideas and concepts related to your line of work.
Sagittarius: Ah, the wise, fortunate Sag! Your strengths on the job are your intellect, reliability and warm optimism. Lucky for you, you have no problem demonstrating these qualities in-person, distinguishing you from the competition. So what could the problem be? Your brutal honesty and large ego can sometimes intimidate less-confident co-workers and at times, leave you with your foot in your mouth.
Your resume is no different. Word your achievements tactfully on paper and online. Instead of colorful adjectives, use actions words, figures and stats to emphasize your positive skills and abilities (like your uncanny ability to fundraise in weak economy) without sounding arrogant. Even allowing a more tactful co-worker (a Libra or Virgo) to proof-read your resume before the final draft could help greatly.
Written by @Music2Motivate, Aug 28, 2012
Today there are as many ways to search for a job as there are positions that exist!
You can use social media, in-person networking and even the ever-popular yet antiquated online job message boards such as Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com
But no matter what kind of position you desire or how you search for a job, a job interview offer depends on how strong your resume is, not only the amount of places you post it. Without a customized resume that effectively markets your abilities, your resume may be overlooked and ignored.
A Customized Resume Can:
Customized resumes are stronger than average resumes because custom-made resumes highlight the skills and abilities unique to YOU!
A good professional writer has the skills and techniques to write about you in a way that successfully promotes you as the ideal candidate for the desired position to the employer.
You may already have the experience, education and skills required for the position, but can a potential employer SEE that you are qualified based on your current resume? (Be honest with yourself!)
If not, you may want to seek help from a pro to write your customized resume that markets you effectively.
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