The resume is typically the first thing a potential learns about you. Through a well written resume, one is more likely to get shortlisted and be scheduled for a job interview. On the other hand, a resume that the employer does not approve of can be the cause of an applicant’s rejection. To write the perfect resume should be the first step to a person’s career plan. Below are some tips to bear in mind in writing a resume.
- Put the most important information first. The recruiter is usually most interested in the applicants previous work experience, so this should be put on top. It will help to include the following details term of employment, position held, duties and responsibilities, and awards received. If it is your first time to apply for a job, you may want to start your resume with a list of your skills.
- Make it short and snappy. Very detailed resume can bore the recruiter prepare 1 or 2 pages only. Recruiters usually have loads of resumes to deal with, and they will simply throw yours in the junk pile if they find it tiresome. Use bullet points to make the information easy to read, and include only those that may be of use to the company you are applying with. There is no need to mention your political affiliation, religion, or vital statistics.
- Never include false information. During the interview, you will be asked to elaborate on the information provided in your resume. Including false data in your resume can lead to more lies. Remember that recruiters ask for references to make sure that everything the applicant told them about is true. This is also a ground for termination.
- Don’t forget the basics. Your resume should look professional use plain white paper, unscented. The preferred font time is Times New Roman or Arial size 12. Use a good printer to avoid blotting and blurred letters. Your name and contact details must be included in all pages of your resume.
In conclusion, you may be the best candidate for the job, but if your resume does not reflect your competency, you may not even get a job interview. The resume serves as your written demonstration that you have what it takes to do the job satisfactorily, or better. Well-written information that is true and relevant can be your key to selling yourself effectively to the recruiter.
About The Author
This guest post was brought to you by Michael. Michael has worked in the recruiting industry for many years and is also the content writer for wages.com.au.