It’s June! Six months into a year that feels like it has seen brighter days. As always, the Tealium Recruiting team is moving forward - we’ve made several key hires with more on the way and making progress on various initiatives slated for 2020. Nevertheless, it has been impossible to ignore the collective fear and uncertainty we all face in the time of Covid-19.
One dispiriting side effect is feeling unable to help those affected by the economic impacts of this pandemic. As recruiters, we are uniquely positioned to hear first and secondhand from people who have lost their jobs, and as a result their sense of security. Our social media feeds are littered with companies making major workforce reductions. The fact is, the impacted professionals we have spoken with are only a drop in the bucket.
The US Jobs Report for April brought the news that we have lost 20.6 million jobs since mid-March (according to USA Today, 18 million of those jobs lost are expected to be temporary). That number is only expected to increase, with early Fed estimates showing potential losses of up to 47 million jobs over the course of the pandemic.
For those of you whose livelihoods may be reflected in the numbers above, all I can say is: you are in great company. Millions of talented and promising individuals have lost their jobs due to the economic downturn or shutdowns of Covid-19. I’m thrilled to share that some of those individuals will find a new home with Tealium. That said, we would love to do more. In this post:
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Our recruiting team is composed of six passionate and seasoned professionals with more than 30 years of combined recruiting experience. We’d like to offer our resume editing/review services to those who have been laid off over the last several weeks due to Covid-19. We are all in this together.
What We Can Do to Help
We will not be able to write any resumes from scratch, or completely overhaul, but we can review experience for relevancy, provide tips on formatting, evaluate comprehension, etc. We will be using a lottery system to select resumes to review and so we may not get to every resume immediately, but we will certainly do our best!
If you have lost your role or expect to do so imminently, we invite you to send your resume to our dedicated email alias at email@example.com for review and feedback.
Resumes sent to this alias DO NOT take the place of an application and are not guaranteed any review for Tealium positions. The only appropriate portal to submit resumes for consideration is the Tealium careers page: https://tealium.com/careers/.
The Tealium Job Board
Additionally, some of our wonderful Tealium counterparts have created a job board for companies seeking individuals with Tealium skills. If you are at a company interested in posting to this forum, please go to the Tealium Job Board. We are happy to help connect Tealium users with positions that require a Tealium skillset.
Resume Tips from Our Experts
This resume guide is intended to help job seekers impacted by Covid-19 prepare and improve their chances of being selected for interviews. Our goal is to provide resume writing tips and tricks from our team’s combined 30+ years of experience in both in-house and agency recruiting environments. There’s no perfect resume, and we can’t guarantee these tips will get you selected. The more time and research invested into your resume and job search, the more likely it will yield the desired result. Now, let us help you show the world how great you are!
We recommend following one of the following three formats:
Which resume format should you choose? A great article that might help can be found here.
Regardless of resume format, we recommend following these basic resume writing tips:
Contact information should be legible and easy to find at the top of your resume.
Focus on accomplishments rather than responsibilities.
Research the job requirements and tailor your resume to each application.
Be as honest as possible when describing previous experience and as accurate as possible when listing employment dates.
Always spell check and review for proper grammar.
We recommend using present tense when referencing a current position and past tense for prior roles.
Resume length is always debatable, but we recommend being as concise as possible. General guidelines usually recommend 1 page or less for newer job seekers (Less than 3 years’ experience) and up to 2 pages for more experienced job seekers. Executives and high-ranking applicants may require longer resumes depending on position requirements.
Formatting should be consistent throughout the resume - font type, font size, margins, spacing, dates, etc.
Your resume is an opportunity to tell your story in a way that aligns with a job listing. Be creative, concise, and be yourself!
Please direct all questions related to this document to the Tealium Talent Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the above article and related postings, are that of the Tealium Talent Team. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Tealium Inc., Tealium affiliates, or any other employees thereof.