How to attract job interviews without the required experiences or qualifications
I don’t have the luxury of going through the entire content on a resume. If you can’t convince me within seconds, I’ll move on to the next available resume… Mrs Fasheyi Funke
Resume like I had mentioned before on what recruiters look for at first glance, is a prerequisite for an interview and the content thereof usually follow some sort of structure. I know you may have guessed what I meant by resume structure but for the sake of clarity, resume structure is the format by which the contents of a resume is written and arranged.
Time is has changed, everything we know had in someway changed and the structure of resume is not left behind. Though there are no known origins of where or how this structure began but we have with time saw how little subtraction and addition were made to the structure of a resume.
Now, A typical resume will usually follow;
A chronological order
A functional order
A minimalist order
Career profile Experience Achievement Education Professional qualifications Skills Interest Reference
This is how a typical resume is arranged and maybe the major reasons why your Resume do not attract interviews. I’m not faulting or of the opinion that this structure is wrong, but to show you another way, a better way to present or advertise yourself through your resume without experience or the required qualifications.
This better way is called the Preferential Structure showing your qualities over quantities. Pointing out your best assets first before other information.
Preference resume structure means putting details of your best chance to get a job at the top of your resume. That is identifying the required job qualities that make you the best candidate and ensuring that they are seen before other information.
For example: Job vacancy requirements include 5 years of working experience and professional qualifications in Accounting and Business Management.
Candidate A has the required 5 years experience but with only a university education.
Candidate B is with little or no experience but has a university education and 5 professional qualifications directly related to the job offer.
Looking at the information above, Candidate A and B have a resume deficiency and the best way to get a hiring manager’s attention is to present their resume using preferential structure.
How to attract interviews using a preferential structure.
Candidate A would present details of his experience and achievement at the top of other information the resume would contain in other to get the hiring manager’s attention.
Candidate B for the same job would first present his education and professional qualifications at the top of other information the resume would contain in other to get the hiring manager’s attention.
A Preferential Resume Structure does not follow a particular order, it is structured based on the job seekers job qualities.
It is now left for the hiring manager to a make decision on whom to interview. The most important thing to note here is… with Preferential Resume Structure, you get the hiring manager’s attention to the job qualities that put you in an employable position.
With Preferential Resume Structure, you wouldn’t have to worry about not having the required experience, skills or qualifications. The only problem with this preferential structure is that you must have at least one convincing job attribute.
No one has a perfect resume but understanding how to use Preferential Resume Structure will put your Resume in a position that would attract interviews without the required qualifications