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RESUME MYTH BUSTED! "Employers only care about what's on your resume."

By Ilene Rein, Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist


There is a myth floating around that Employers only care about what's on your resume. This is one of the biggest lies out there today and I am going to tell you why.


Let’s discuss what employers are REALLY looking for in candidates.


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Employers care about who you are as a person and what you do outside of your resume as well. They seek out employees who are good people with great work ethics. They want someone that will dedicate themselves to the company and have an exciting life outside of it too!


Showing enthusiasm for the profession they are hiring can make you stand out from other candidates. Many people want to work in a certain field, but if your tone of voice doesn't show love and excitement about what it is that makes this job so great then chances are high that the employer won’t hire you either!


When you're looking for a job, it's important that the energy and creativity pour out of your resume. If employers can't sense inspiration from what you do then they will know right away whether or not this sounds like an enjoyable opportunity - so don’t just put things on there because they're easy!


While it's important to have a job, being motivated and inspired about what you do can make for an unforgettable resume.


When it comes to making money, the most successful people in life do something that inspires them. Whether they're earning a lot or only getting paid small amounts for their work doesn't matter as much when you can find a way of connecting with what will make us feel good about our lives every day (and actually enjoy doing those things).

 

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So, you'll never be truly successful doing things that you don't enjoy. If you have to force yourself to do something, you'll never excel at it.


You need to show your potential employer that they can't find anyone else who is better qualified on all levels to get that job. So before an interview even begins (or during!) make sure you care more about the position than anything and everything--it should be impossible for them not to hire YOU!


Ask yourself: Why am I really doing this? Am I doing it because I need a job, or is the reason I need the money because I am inspired by the work?


Why you do something is so important when choosing your career. Your answer may be important enough to change your entire life!


This is a really important message. If you're in an unhappy or unfulfilling job, figure out why.

You'll never have success doing something you don't enjoy.


Love what you do and it will show through in your work! For more tips and tricks to optimize and speed up your job search, visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel:

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