If your resume has been circulating in the job market for more than a month and you haven't gotten requests for job interviews, the problem could be your resume.
Here's a quick quiz to identify if your resume needs to be improved to produce results:
Is your resume a generic, one-size-fits-all document that focuses on your past?
If you answered Yes to even one of these questions, your resume could be your problem.
A bad resume can negatively impact your job search, sometimes eliminating you from consideration for your perfect job. They are viewed by many, on both sides of the hiring process, as a necessary evil. For the job seeker, they are your opportunity to "make your case" for why you should be hired. Think of them as personal marketing or advertising, even "selling."
A resume should summarize your achievements, skills, and education appropriate to the position you are seeking in the most positive way, but without being inaccurate or misleading.
People often reject the idea that a resume is a "selling" document, but, if it is effective, that's exactly what it does. You are marketing your services to employers. It's your job to show the employer that you are the right person for the job, and your resume is the starting point for that show.
Basic truth about resumes: The purpose for your resume is to get you invited to interview for a job.
People are very, VERY, *VERY* seldom hired based only on their resume.
Your resume should open the door to a new job for you by: