With the coronavirus pandemic causing local economies to shelter-in-place for months, the unemployment level in America has skyrocketed. There are over 40 million Americans unemployed in 2020 and many of these jobs are not coming back. Thus, having a good resume is crucial for getting a job. Below you’ll find many examples of good resumes to help get your own in top shape.
In normal times, the first half of the year is when ideally all hiring shall be done. This is because:
1) The best available people are still available. There is a bias against people looking in the 3rd and 4th quarter because rightly or wrongly, companies may wonder what’s wrong with you for not having found something earlier.
2) Companies need to spend their budgets while they are still available. There’s no time like the present.
3) Hiring an employee at the start of the year gets the most out of the employee, especially if there is a guaranteed compensation package.
If you find yourself looking for a job in the second half of the year, it’s important to hustle a little more or prepare for activity to pick up in the spring.
Don’t give up hope. Use this time to plan more thoroughly. And utilize the examples of good resumes below to improve your own, especially as economies start opening up.
I’ve seen over 10,000 resumes in my 13-year career in finance and hopefully this article can help you build an excellent resume. An excellent resume should be standard, not the exception.