The Value of a Resume

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  • Ana Padgett
The Value of a Resume

In today’s competitive job market you need to take advantage of any possible chance you have to stand out and that’s when the value of your resume comes into play. Your resume is your opportunity to show companies what differentiates you from the rest of applicants that are in the exact same position as you are. It can help you answer the number one question that all companies want to know: “why you?’

Statistics show that the average company only spends a few seconds looking at a resume, so it is imperative that it makes an impact. You want to make sure your resume contains the right information that best represents you in order to get a company’s attention.   That’s why Veryable has introduced a built-in resume to track your performance and skills!

First Impressions

If you think about it this way, your resume is basically the first impression you give about yourself, and research has affirmed the importance of first impressions. Researchers have found that people make judgments about such things as trustworthiness, competence, and likability within a fraction of a second after first impressions. Making judgements about others based on our first impressions is certainly natural and wired in our thinking.  That’s why your Veryable resume has been designed to capture the things that companies care about most, like timeliness, safety, and the quality of your work.

The Halo Effect

The impact of first impressions is related to something called the “halo effect,” that phenomenon when our impression of someone is skewed by one positive trait This means that if you make a good impression based on the information on your resume, this will give rise to an overall good perception of you by the companies posting Ops.  Consequently, this could increase your chances of winning Ops! . Once an initial impression is made, it can be nearly impossible to change it inside people’s mind, so make sure you perform well in your Ops and continue building up your resume.

Bottom line is, you should never underestimate the importance of having a good resume and the impact that this can create on companies.  The Veryable resume is a fresh approach to resumes and an approach based on real performance and skills.  Please take the time to update your skills and experience in the profile section of your App to set up your resume for the best possible first impression.

If you’re new to Veryable and want to find out more, download the mobile App from our website: www.veryableops.com. You can also download directly from the Apple store or Google Play or complete our Web Form if you’re away from your phone.  For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Veryable recruiting team at (214) 310-0424.