June 7th, 2006
People looking for a telecommute position should be aware that the completion for this sort of jobs is much higher than for normal office position. The recruiter have a choice from the pool of jobseekers located anywhere in the country or even in the world. On the other hand, the decision of the employer (who seeks a telecommuter) is based on resume alone. The conclusions:
Your resume should somehow stand out from others. As stated by a telecommute recruiter within 3-4 days he gets about 2000 resume for each project he posts. Can you imagine the level of competition?
How to make a great resume?
- You should list all your skills, experience (preferably related to your prior telecommute job) and education achievements.
- Scan samples of professional resumes available on the Internet: make notes to implement all little discoveries and steps in your resume later.
- Put yourself in the shoes of telecommute recruiter: each his step from the moment he opens his e-mail box with over 2000 resumes delivered for the last three days.
- Experiment: do not leave your resume unedited for months.
Your resume represents you; it replaces your face-to-face interview with the recruiter. It should be perfect: grammar, spelling, readability. The recruiter is likely to make the final decision based on small details: most jobseeker’s resumes will meet the basic requirements for the position.
They might call you, but it is not always the case. Imagine: scrutinize hundreds of resumes and then call even 8-10 persons from the list – it takes a lot of time and energy (of course, it depends on the position open).
Telecommuting jobs provide a lot of benefits. This fact accounts for a very high level of competition among jobseekers. Your resume (added to your education, skills and experience) plays the significant role in job hunting process – make it perfect.
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