Keys to writing extraordinary resumes
If you are looking for a job, the first thing that you must focus upon is your Resume. If your resume is simple and ordinary, you will be unable to grab the attention of the interviewers’. There are thousands of people who would have applied for the same job and if you want to be in the selected list, edit your resume. Let the words be so powerful that one would think twice to reject it. Here are some tips to make your resume appear extraordinary:
Write from bottom up
Mention all your educational qualifications, achievements and personal details at the bottom. You should start with the oldest one first. Mention the oldest company that you had worked for and then your current company. Do not write lengthy paragraphs about your role. Be specific about your work.
Focus on Content
Your content should be very compelling and attractive. Be precise to what you want to communicate to the interviewers’. Do not use excessive adjectives. Allow your content to be grammatically correct. The choices of words will have an impact on your resume.
Sell it, don’t tell it
Your resume should be such that it speaks about your success stories. It is always better to put your achievements in figures. If you have increased the productivity of the company say by 10%, mention it. Numbers do add value to the resume.
Follow a format
You can use large headings for something specific. Bold the titles. Use italic to separate the content. Align your resume. Keep the fonts same throughout the resume. You can use Calibri, Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, Bookman, and Times Roman. Use pointers and try to avoid lengthy paragraphs.
Yes, add keywords that are relevant to your objective. If you have uploaded your resume in the job portal, it will help the search engines to pull it out. The Applicant Tracking System (ATS) scans the resume and matches it with the skills and the qualifications. Thus, mention the primary as well as secondary keywords. Do not over stuff the keywords.
If you do not want to waste much time in job hunting and want to get a job at the earliest, follow these simple tips and prepare your resume accordingly. Remember, an opportunity missed is an opportunity lost. One cannot afford to be reluctant with a job opportunity.
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