Tips for Writing a Great Resume

Stateside Solutions Tip for Writing a Great ResumeAt Stateside Solutions, we currently have a number of exciting new positions which we are recruiting for. To ensure success when applying for any of these positions, we have put together a few key tips on how to write the best resume.

1.Highlight your success in numbers: Include specific examples where you helped your employer make money or save money. Identify measurable results and use numbers. Remember, the only benefit you can bring to the table is past performance. US companies like to focus on the quantitative results you have achieved rather than the description of your responsibilities and accomplishments. For example, rather than saying that you created a new marketing plan for your company, you should mention the quantitative results – for example “Initiated new marketing plan that grew sales 5.7% versus prior year”.

2.Why should they choose you?: Think about why you are the best candidate for the role. What makes you better than all the other candidates who have applied? What is your Unique Selling Point?

3.Keep it to one page – Get to the point: Resumes are typically just one page in length so make sure to use your space wisely and only include your most relevant experience and accomplishments to the role you are applying for. Employers seek well-organized resumes that effectively summarize what professional qualifications you bring to the table. Delete personal information and non-work-related activities that have no bearing on your ability to perform the job. The most effective resumes are clear, concise and written in plain English. Cut to the chase and keep it simple by eliminating extra words and phrases.

4.Emphasize achievements: Employers like to see you have a track record, so mention your top accomplishments early in your resume. Use your objective section to briefly mention several key achievements, getting into the details in your work history section.

5.Use US English: Ensure that the language you use is US English. Certain words such as organise, prioritise are spelled different in the US i.e. Organize, Prioritize.

6.Use a professional email address: When submitting a resume, use a professional email address. It’s all too common nowadays that email addresses tend to have more of a social focus eg. mickeymouse@disneyland.com. It’s always a safe bet to stick with firstname.lastname@email.com.

7.Customize your resume: It definitely takes more time to write a custom resume, but, it’s worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in job description. That way, you will increase your chances of your resume matching available positions – and of you being selected for an interview.

8.Proof your Resume: Review your resume to ensure it is consistent and error free. It’s also very helpful to have friends or colleagues look over your resume as they may spot mistakes which you have missed.

 


Exciting new job opportunities in the US

Stateside Solutions are delighted to bring you four outstanding job opportunities in education and healthcare.  All of the positions are based in the US on the East Coast.  These opportunities are aimed at people wanting to take their careers to the next level.

We have 2 roles with an expanding healthcare IT client establishing a presence in the US:

For more information on any of these opportunities click on the appropriate link.  To apply please send your resume and salary expectations to recruitment@statesidesolutions.com

 


Stateside proud to have worked with Sightsavers on US Jubilee Appeal

Stateside Solutions US Jubilee Appeal with SightsaversStateside Solutions is proud to have partnered with Sightsavers in organizing the launch of their ‘Sightsavers Jubilee Appeal’ in NYC.

The aim of the appeal is to raise money which will go towards preventing  river blindness which now affects almost 37 million people. On Friday 8 June, Mr Danny Lopez and his team at the British Consulate-General, New York, hosted a breakfast reception to celebrate the launch of Sightsavers’ Jubilee Appeal to eliminate river blindness. The breakfast reception was attended by over 50 people, and it was great to have the opportunity to meet some of Sightsavers US supporters.

Read more on our event: http://www.sightsaversusa.org/about_us/press_center/18591.html
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Business Development Director (BDD) – USA

Stateside is working with a client recruiting for a key position to establish and manage sales, marketing and operations in the US. The role of Business Development Director will be a pivotal role in the global growth strategy and offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity. Our client is a progressive European medical device company establishing a subsidiary in the US. Our client is best known for innovative orthopedic splints and brace products which they aim to provide to clinics, hospitals and sports medicine. Any interested candidates can send their resume in confidence to: recruitment@statesidesolutions.com. Please reference BDD2012 in the subject line of your email.
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