4 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out — And Nab The Job

We all know it’s tough out there. For any given job opening, there are more than enough candidates. It doesn’t matter if you have the adequate education or experience. You can still send in your resume, wait for weeks and find yourself in a depressing black hole.

Before you can make it into the interview room, you need to have a winning resume that’s sure to catch recruiters’ attention. Yes, you should make sure there are no errors, make it stand out and get it to the right people. But beating the competition is no easy feat.

Follow the four tips below to nab your dream job.

1. Quantify your success.

You can explain your responsibilities to others all day long, but if you want them to pay attention, it’s time totalk numbers. On your resume, numbers quantify exactly how much sales volume, profit margins or generated donations you were responsible for. If you grew a department by a certain percentage, include that number to make a big impact. Sure, you can list your X, Y, Z responsibilities and, in fact, most people do. But if you want a leg up from the competition, always go a step further and translate your responsibilities into dollars. How much did you make — or save — for the company?

2. Use your networks.

What’s the secret to getting a job today? According to a study published by theFederal Reserve Bank of New York, referred candidates are twice as likely to get call backs from recruiters and 40 percent more likely to get hired compared to those with no referrals.

Why is this? Because employers think referred candidates have already gone through a vetting process. Many companies even offer referral incentives to encourage their employees to refer talent from within their networks.

3. Identify keywords to pass the applicant tracking system.

There’s a good chance that if you’re applying to a larger firm, your resume will be scanned by a filtering software searching for related words. The screening process is used to identify the right candidates so you should incorporate industry buzzwords mentioned in the job posting.

Identifying common terminology and key phrases will get you through the initial screening and on to the hiring manager.

4. Include completed courses and certificates.

Enhance your resume by including the courses and certificates of completion which shows potential employers that you’re dedicated to becoming the best. If you want to show that you have leadership skills, think about taking a Dale Carnegie course, which Warren Buffet once said was the best thing he’d ever done for his public speaking skills. If you want to acquire knowledge that only business schools used to be able to offer, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are all the rage right now.

But if you want to show your future employers that you can save them money while knowing the secrets of increased efficiency, Six Sigma certificates are definitely something to consider. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the training will give you the skills to improve business processes that will benefit companies.

What is Six Sigma? The training is a set of principles that focus specifically on statistical methods and was made popular in 1995 when General Electric implemented the training as part of its culture. Why is the certification so valuable? Those who have been trained by the Six Sigma methodology are able to understand how to best utilize resources when working on projects. In any industry, that’s impressive. It also helps to add all those numbers to your resume when you’re quantifying it.

ADVANCED

Training starts at

$1497

Yellow & Green Belt content is Included
  • Get the IASSC Certification by passing the IASSC Certification Exam [Optional]
  • MOCK CERTIFICATION EXAM [OPTIONAL]
  • Get a feel for the official exam in a similar setting but without a proctor
  • MOCK PROJECT [OPTIONAL]
  • Bring it all together with a Capstone Simulation of a real life Lean Six Sigma Case Study [Mock Project]. Includes deliverables, templates, essay for a simple but complete Lean Six Sigma project that is graded and feedback provided by Certified Master Black Belt Instructors
  • Program Length 140 hrs
  • Can be done in 6 hours per week for 24 weeks or 6 months]. This time includes assigned reading, videos lessons, exercises, quizzes, assignments, comprehensive final exam, practice exam for IASSC certification.
  • Black Belt ...is best suited for senior career professionals or consultants. Black Belts Lead Lean Six Sigma projects full time.
  • Includes Student Manual - Your notes are already done for you!
  • Includes graded exercises and assignments that are submitted with feedback from our Certified Master Black Belt instructors. Plus answers to questions [unlimited] submitted though learning portal.
  • Get the Holbus Training Group Certificate of Completion when you pass our comprehensive open book final. Take as many times as you would like then request your certificate when you are ready.
  • Learn Anywhere! Courses are 100% online & 100% Self Paced.
  • Take as long as you need to complete the course. You have 12 Months access to our E-learning portal.
  • Include Soft Skills Training - Project Management Fundamentals & Top Soft Skills for Leaders
  • Minitab or SigmaXL statistical software is required to complete the course. Trial versions are available at each respective websites.
  • NO PREREQUISITES
  • EXPERIENTIAL GAMIFIED LEARNING
  • PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
BUNDLE

INTERMEDIATE

Training starts at

$997

Yellow Belt content is included
  • Get the IASSC Certification by passing the IASSC Certification Exam [Optional]
  • MOCK CERTIFICATION EXAM [OPTIONAL]
  • Get a feel for the official exam in a similar setting but without a proctor.
  • MOCK PROJECT [OPTIONAL]
  • Bring it all together with a Capstone Simulation of a real life Lean Six Sigma Case Study [Mock Project]. Includes deliverables, templates, essay for a simple but complete Lean Six Sigma project that is graded and feedback provided by Certified Master Black Belt Instructors
  • Program Length 56 hours
  • Can be done in 5 hours per week for 12 weeks or 3 months]. This time includes assigned reading, videos lessons, exercises, quizzes, assignments, comprehensive final exam, practice exam for IASSC certification.
  • Green Belt ... is best suited for mid career professionals. Green Belts Lead Lean Six Sigma projects part time.
  • Includes Student Manual - Your notes are already done for you!
  • Includes graded exercises and assignments that are submitted with feedback from our Certified Master Black Belt instructors. Plus answers to questions [unlimited] submitted though learning portal.
  • Get the Holbus Training Group Certificate of Completion when you pass our comprehensive open book final. Take as many times as you would like then request your certificate when you are ready.
  • Learn Anywhere! Courses are 100% online & 100% Self Paced.
  • Take as long as you need to complete the course. You have 12 Months access to our E-learning portal.
  • Include Soft Skills Training - Project Management Fundamentals & Top Soft Skills for Leaders
  • Minitab or SigmaXL statistical software is required to complete the course. Trial versions are available at each respective websites.
  • NO PREREQUISITES
  • EXPERIENTIAL GAMIFIED LEARNING
  • PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

BEGINNER

Training starts at

$297


  • Get the IASSC Certification by passing the IASSC Certification Exam [Optional]
  • MOCK CERTIFICATION EXAM [OPTIONAL]
  • Get a feel for the official exam in a similar setting but without a proctor.
  •  





  • Program Length 21 hours
  • Can be done in 5 hours per week for 4 weeks or 1 month]. This time includes assigned reading, videos lessons, exercises, quizzes, assignments, comprehensive final exam, practice exam for IASSC certification.
  • Yellow Belt ... is best suited for early career (non-exempt/hourly) or executives. Yellow Belts support other Belts or act as project champion.
  • Includes Student Manual - Your notes are already done for you!
  • Includes graded exercises and assignments that are submitted with feedback from our Certified Master Black Belt instructors. Plus answers to questions [unlimited] submitted though learning portal.
  • Get the Holbus Training Group Certificate of Completion when you pass our comprehensive open book final. Take as many times as you would like then request your certificate when you are ready.
  • Learn Anywhere! Courses are 100% online & 100% Self Paced.
  • Take as long as you need to complete the course. You have 12 Months access to our E-learning portal.


  • Minitab or SigmaXL statistical software is required to complete the course. Trial versions are available at each respective websites.​
  • NO PREREQUISITES
  • EXPERIENTIAL GAMIFIED LEARNING
  • PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

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