Below are tips for writing a resume that will bring you success. The text refers not only to the electronic resume, so some points are not required if you plan to work at home. The original text is on the website career.com Oh. The author apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the incorrect translation.
Even the idea of writing a resume can intimidate almost anyone. Difficulties cause not only the beginning, but also the content itself. Sometimes it looks like an impossible task. Below are 15 tips that will not only help you cope with this task, but also to write a successful resume.
1. Determine the purpose of your searches before writing a resume.
Once you do, you’ll be able to base your resume on that goal. Think about this goal as an Apple on the target to know where to mark. If You start writing your resume without having an exact goal, it will not look very attractive in the eyes of those who will read it. Think a little bit before you start writing – to pinpoint your needs.
2. Think of your resume as a marketing tool.
Think of yourself as a product, potential employers as your customers, and a promotional brochure about your resume. Look at yourself from this point of view. What are your characteristics and what benefits can you bring? What makes you unique? Make sure to include this information in your resume.
3. Use resumes to get an interview, not a job.
Don’t go into detail. Strive to be clear and concise. The purpose of your resume is to interest your employer enough that he wanted to talk to you. Use interviews to learn more about your benefits and get to know the job.
4. Use short sentences.
Use short sentences in your resume more often. They make the text easier to read.
5. Use action words.
These words add to your resume the sound. To liven up the text, use short sentences that start with words prepared, developed, tested, and presented.
6. Use #’s, $’s and %’ s.
Numbers, dollars, and percentages stand out in the text. Use them. Here are two examples of such use:
Managed 10 Department with a budget of $ 1,000,000.
Increased sales by 25% in 15 States.
7. Pursue your goal.
Because, more often than not, it takes no more than 30 seconds to review a resume, take a little time to ponder the phrases that most closely match your goal. Place these phrases in a prominent place.
8. Play mirror.
Review once again the job listing that interests you. Use phrases it consists of to achieve your goal. If You missed any key words, be sure to add them in the text of your summary.
9. Use highly specialized words.
If you know words that can show your competence in a specific area – use them in your resume. For employers engaged in trade, use the “competitiveness analysis”. If you are applying for a job related to accounting, use reconciliation (reconciled) accounts.
10. Focus the reader’s attention on the positive.
Cross out all negative and inappropriate words. If you feel that your release date will subject you to age discrimination, do not indicate it. If you have responsibilities that are not related to job requirements, do not specify them. Focus on the responsibilities that are consistent with your goal. Do not provide personal information, just as you do not indicate your height and weight.
11. Show me what you know.
It is better not to delve into any area-use your resume to highlight the breadth of your knowledge. Use interviews to provide more details.
12. Show me who you know.
If you are familiar with someone who has influence, such as the Vice President or head of Department, specify this in your resume. Mention of such acquaintances in the reader causes a sense of your importance.
13. Write a resume so that it is easy to read.
Leave an empty space. Use the font, not less than 10 points. Reduce the size of your resume to 1-2 pages. Remember, resumes are scanned quickly. Help the reader to do this more efficiently and with time saving.
14. Show your resume to someone for review.
It may not be easy for you to hit all the targets and pass on your achievements. Show someone the job requirements, your resume, and a list of items that interest you. Ask the reviewer to point out the ambiguities. They will help you discover what you carelessly left out of your resume. Rewrite your resume to include these topics. Reviewer questions will also help you find places in the text that confuse the reader.
15. Send your CV to potential employers.
Take the liberty to send your CV. Think of it as a game in which, with each resume sent, your chances of success increase. That’s actually true. Use a three-tier approach. Try to get a job that may not cost you. Maybe they will turn out to be something more when you learn about them better. Or maybe you’ll learn about new offers as soon as you talk to your employer. Try to get a job at your level. Some of your requests will be satisfied. Try to get a job that requires skills above yours. That’s how you grow up – at risk. Believe in yourself. Believe in the process. Good luck finding it.
Author: Tom Woodie
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