The Career Tools You Need To Succeed
No matter where you are in your career, your V20 recruiters are here to guide you through every step of your search and interview process. We know what it takes to get a company’s attention, so we’ll make sure you always present the best version of yourself to potential employers. Let our insights and expertise steer you toward your next best career move.
Here are some tips and tools to support you along the way:
Write a Resume That Gets Noticed
Stick to the Facts
This is not the time to embellish. Share only your most recent and relevent experiences, point to your accomplishments, and be 100% truthful.
Craft a Summary Statement
Employers review resumes for an average of six seconds, so the top third of your resume is the perfect place to grab attention with a summary of your most relevant and essential skills, experience, or assets.
Highlight Relevant Skills and Experiences
Your resume and cover letter should speak to the specific job you are applying for. Highlight the skills, qualifications, and experiences that directly apply to the job you are trying to land.
Consider using the “three-legged stool” approach to highlight accomplishments from a past or current position.
- Give an example of a situation or challenge you encountered.
- How did you handle it? Did you solve a problem or implement a new program?
- What was the result? Increased sales? More efficient workflow?
For a more comprehensive guide to professionally documenting your job history, skills, and accomplishments, download our resume guide.
What to Consider When Considering a Change
We get it. Searching for a new job or thinking about a career change is a big deal. It can be time-consuming, stressful, and full of uncertainty. Here are a few things we recommend thinking through when contemplating a new role:
The first question to ask yourself is—is the company a good fit for you? Do the goals, values, and attitudes align with yours? What about the environment? Employee behavior? Do they offer a work-life balance you’re comfortable with?
Company’s Product or Service
Does the prospective career opportunity provide a product or service you can get behind? Something you value and can put yourself into wholeheartedly. You’ll be happier and more successful if it’s a yes.
Will this new gig require you to relocate? Are you willing to move for the right opportunity? You’ll want to keep in mind potential relocation expenses, the cost of living in the new area, and any advancement opportunities that might come with relocating.
What will this mean for your overall career trajectory? Is this career path a stepping stone to something else? Or is it a direction that will secure your future long-term?
A Word About Compensation
Our Advice? Never Make a Move Based Solely on Compensation
Be upfront and transparent about your current compensation package. That will allow us and the potential employer to understand what it will take for you to consider joining their team.
Moving Up Often Means an Increase in Compensation
It’s important to consider the whole package. Benefits, perks, retirement programs, etc., are all part of compensation. If there is a “variable” part of compensation in the new role, are you comfortable enough with your skill set, experience, and willingness to go the extra mile to make what you can earn? If so, an organization may be willing to make a bet that you will be the next great hire for them.
Supporting Your Every Move
V20 is a networking powerhouse. We have relationships across the country and around the world, giving you even more opportunities to find your ideal position.
We know changing jobs AND locations can be intimidating. Many companies have a relocation program, but if not, we’ve got you covered. Global Mobility Solutions is a trusted partner that provides candidates like you with the tools, resources, and services to ensure a smooth and successful relocation. In many of these cases, the support provided by Global Mobility Solutions will not cost you anything, including:
- Quotes on household goods shipping
- Realtor references
- Cost of living analysis
- School reports
- Travel booking
- Pre-mortgage counseling
- Medical coordination
- Language training
And much more here: