How To Make Your Resume Stand Out From The Crowd

Tips To Write a Resume Worthy of Your Dream Job

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Today I am going to give you 5 amazing tips that college doesn’t usually tell you about that will take your resume to the next level and land you the job of your dreams! If you don’t have work experience, don’t worry, I got you, just mainly focus on your education, volunteering, languages you speak, achievements, etc while still following the tips I am about to share and make sure you follow the blog because the next one is for you!

Tip 1: The top of the resume is the most important

People that read thousands of resumes per day already know what are the key points to look for. Try to keep it as clear, clean, and easy to read as you can! The person reading your resume wants to know who you are, what you offer and where you are. You want to make sure to include professional email, phone number or a current way to contact you and if you have an optimized profile, you can also include the link to your LinkedIn account. Try to steer clear of using tables, fancy designs or repetition on your resume (they already know what a person in that position does and all the ways to call it)

Tip 2: Be honest, don’t hide anything and use chronological order to keep it simple

Since recruiters do this for a living, they get to see so many resumes that they already know how to pick up on little “white lies” or figure out if you are trying to hide something. It is in your convenience to just be honest and upfront about everything because it will be more appreciated as well as will show you are trustworthy. Try to focus on the results you provided in previous positions rather than just lists of the tasks you performed.

Tip 3: Don’t include an objective statement 

This one I am guilty of myself! We always get told to add it, but in reality, the employer doesn’t necessarily care about the declaration of what you want to do in your life. They have a problem to resolve or an employment gap to fill and they want it fixed. They want to know what you bring to the table, what you can do for them or how you can benefit them. Focusing on your value and on how you can help them while making it relevant for that particular position you are applying for will benefit you a whole lot more than listing different random skills.

Tip 4: Don’t be boring

Don’t bore them to death with pages and pages of your life story, keep it short, simple, and to the point. Do something unique and ask yourself if you were the interviewer what would you be looking for to fill this position? What would be the perfect candidate?

Tip 5: Make it relevant

I have no idea why we haven’t been taught this in school because it is the most important step. More than likely it is a software that filters your resume before it even gets to a human being. So you need to use the keywords that the software is going by…(the keywords used in the job description.)

Each different job is trying to find the perfect candidate for them, this means that in order to have a better chance to be considered you want to tailor each resume with the job you are applying for. You can do that by including the keywords in the job description, especially the first few bullet points of it.

Extra tip: Have always a few resume or business card prints in case somebody asks for one. 

Land the job of your dreams by following the tips you just read in this blog and take your resume to the next level! Make your resume stand out from the crowd!

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9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship? READ THIS! 10 top skills you need

Pros and cons that will help you determine between 9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship + 10 of the top skills you need as an entrepreneur!

Today I will share with you what you must consider before making the decision between 9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship as well as go over some of the top skills you need as an entrepreneur or as the perfect candidate for your dream job

Trying to pick between 9 - 5 vs entrepreneurship and find out the top skills you need as an entrepreneur? Look no further because today I will help you make an educated opinion between corporate and entrepreneurship based on you
Make an educated decision that suits YOU and your lifestyle in the long run.

Wondering how to stop the indecision and constantly have that nagging feeling in the back of your mind asking “ should I quit my 9-5 ?”, “is it really for me?” “is it possible?”. 

We can come up with a conclusion by identifying the pros and cons of each path and analyzing what we would be willing to sacrifice in our life to get a particular outcome.

CORPORATE PROS

Personal Growth:

This are just some of the many corporate pros that make us wonder if the whole 9 - 5 vs entrepreneurship is just a current trend
  • You have clear instructions that will lead you to a specific outcome if followed step by step
  • There is always help available if you need it
  • Each corporate employer usually has a ton of free training available to you as a resource
  • You have external motivation from your company’s mission, training, coworkers, supervisors etc.
  • Have no choice but to learn how to develop discipline & structure
  • You have an easier time to develop a network more quickly because you are constantly around other business people
  • It is easier to develop “people skills”, such as, how to work in teams, managing teams, avoiding or dealing with conflict etc

Benefits:

  • You have 401k, insurance & benefits
  • Stability of a set schedule
  • The security of always receiving a check
  • Office space that keeps work and personal life separate and decluttered
  • Free resources you can take advantage of that will make your job easier

9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship? Let’s take a look at the CORPORATE CONS:

Ever wondered "should i quit my 9 to 5?" ever thought about all the benefits that come with it before making that decision
  • You are at the grace and control of someone else
  • Your livelihood is in their hands will be sacrificed if it benefits the bottom line.
  • There is not much room for freedom when it comes to creativity and innovation 
  • You don’t usually have much control over choosing your own hours 
  • You more than likely need to “climb up the ladder” unless you have connections in top-level management. Therefore the pay will be limited/ capped regardless of your talent & value until further promotions.
  • You have to commute (most the time during traffic hours) and be presentable even if you are just sitting on a desktop all-day
  • You have goals assigned to you and no matter what you are responsible to achieve them. Sometimes it can threaten your position even if it is not related to you.
  • Your opinion isn’t always heard or welcome even though it is asked for. That could result in retaliation even if the feedback was appropriate and honest.
  • You risk trading happiness and fulfillment of your own vision

Ready to choose between 9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship yet? No?! Let’s take a look at entrepreneurship now…

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROS:

Pros: 

Here are some of the pros and cons of entrepreneurship that make our decision between 9 - 5 vs entrepreneurship easier to make
  • The pursuit of your passion/ purpose
  • A deep sense of pride and fulfillment
  • Once you made it, you can have the power to make a difference and leave a legacy
  • You never get bored or stagnant because you have to find solutions, answers, and ways to make things work on your own
  • You have constant growth and progression in your life 
  • There is full freedom for creativity and innovation
  • You have the flexibility to work from wherever, whenever
  • No commute unless you chose to have an office
  • You are not capped at a certain wage amount
  • you have full control of your decisions, successes, and failures

9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship? Let’s take a look at the ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONS:

Personal:

  • You might have conflict and setbacks with both family and friends that could result in losing some of them from your daily lives.  
  • It takes a strong mindset to have no support/believe in you or telling you to go back to a regular job
  • You have to work a lot more hours to make it all come together at first
  • No clear separation between work and life balance unless you make it a point to separate the two
  • The awkward stage of having no audience at first

Work-wise:

  • It is extremely confusing to start something from scratch 
  • It is overwhelming to do everything on your own in the beginning if you don’t have the resources to delegate and outsource work
  • There will be more work involved like for example you’ll have to do your own market research because it won’t be clearly defined for you like it is in the corporate world
  • Tracking yourself is a good way to keep you accountable because you don’t have someone that is telling you exactly how to improve and where
  • Learning to work with 3rd parties, managing the outsourcing, delivering a clear and concise message and vision of what is it you want and are trying to achieve to other people is also essential to your success
  • You get less in-person interaction with others in the beginning stages if you are running a business online so it might feel lonely at times if you are not used to it.

Monetarily:

  • Unless you are well off or have a substantial amount of savings it will be hard to deal with life without receiving a check for a while until you start making $ again
  • You have to pay for your own training and resources
  • Have to develop discipline with finances because now the money you receive is not only directly for you, but also goes to be reinvested in your business such as different software, resources, outsourcing, insurance, layers for paperwork, paying your own taxes, etc
  • You have to somehow be okay with risks and be able to push through hard times

From going over the PROS and CONS of both paths we can safely determine that some of the key factors that are essential to success regardless of which is the road you choose to follow:

TOP SKILLS YOU NEED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR OR PROFESSIONAL

  1. Discipline
  2. Social skills
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Time management
  5. Love for what you do
  6. The ability to take corrective action if needed
  7. Creativity, growth, and a desire for progression
  8. Discipline to create boundaries for work-life balance
  9. Have a tolerance for risks and an open mind to improve the quality of your work when you fail
  10. Compassion to want to commit to contributing to a more meaningful mission

So, what do you think is the best choice for you between 9 – 5 vs entrepreneurship?

All in all, I think there is no right or wrong choice, you just need to do what feels best for you, but make sure that you make that decision on your own and not because someone is telling you to or because it is trendy at the moment to do something. 

Another thing worth pointing out, is that fear of failure is something we all experience and go through when confronting change in our lives and it is normal to go through it, you just need to take calculated risks rather than impulsive. 

So, what is YOUR decision? Let me know in the comments below and please share if you think of any other tips that might help others make this huge decision in their lives!

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