Rick Gillis is an author/speaker/radio and TV host—all with an emphasis on employment and job search. Rick says that job search is no longer about selection. It’s about preventing elimination! Read more...
There are some things I am a proponent of on your resume that, quite frankly, recruiters would rather I not tell you (omitting your physical address for one). But when it comes to the headline component of your journalistic resume, recruiters love me.
I insist that you create a "Seeking Statement." A single line centered and bold just below your Masthead -- um, contact information -- that tells the reader exactly what you are seeking. This "headline" grabs their attention and warrants further reading.
State the title of the position you are seeking, insert the name of the company and a reference number. Make it easy for HR or a staffing professional to route your resume to the correct hiring manager at the outset.