How Important Are Applications and Resumes

A good resume is essential to successfully gaining your desired job. Your applications and resumes need to be the most precise, clear, and exact that they can be. I will spend the next several days going into this in detail because it is that important.

Until I sat down and talked with hiring managers, I didn’t understand that this is where most people lose their job bids. Many people don’t realize this when they’re applying for jobs.

Your job application and resume speak volumes about what an employer can expect from you. A well crafted resume and application are great. One with fuzzy activities or dates will lose you the job.

For today I want to let you know how employers know if your application and resume are correct. They run a background check on all candidates who look like a good fit.

A line worker could be handling thousands of dollars worth of inventory. A janitor or custodian could carry the keys to every sensitive building area. Employers will do this for all good candidates because everyone they hire has to be trusted, not just the top brass.

If your dates and other information align with the background check, you pass to the next round. If not, they stop your chances there. They probably won’t even tell you why.

We will get more into this tomorrow. I will show you ways to ensure what your application and resume is accurate.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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