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How to Write a Resume


Most of people underestimate the significance of a professionally written resume. As it often happens, job hunters send poorly written to employers or even ignore this vital document. First of all it is important to remember the role of the resume. This document promotes you as a professional worker with high standards and good writing skills and provides the employer with your educational level, companies you worked for as well as contact information and professional references. In other words, this is your visit card that can make the employer interested in recruiting you. Sure enough, every job hunter must have clear and well-designed resume. But there is one more thing that diminishes prospects of success. Many recruiters admit they get a lot of ordinary, boring resumes that they have to put aside. If you want to have more job interview offers and be sure that your resume won’t make you look an unprofessional and narrow-minded person, you should learn the rules of resume submitting from Resume Writing Lab. Here are the marks of good resume that make every paper correct and effective. 

Good resume construction 
First of all, good resume contains personal details (first and last names, current address, telephone numbers and e-mail address), information about study (educational institute, full course name/qualification and course-time), and employment history (job title, period of work, responsibilities). Also it includes a paragraph that describes your skill set and achievements. It is vital to explain why you apply for this position and share your goals you plan to reach with the help of this place of work. 

Add referees 
Write one or two people as referees who can acknowledge that you are a designated employee. Friends or family members can’t be referees. Ask their permission to write names, job titles (organization) as well as telephone numbers and e-mail accounts in your document. Format matters Resumes have to be written in a strictly defined format. All the job applicants are strongly recommended to choose only professional font (Times New Roman, Verdana or Arial) in a size 11 or 12 and solid black ink. The font of header and the introduction to sections should not be very large; size 14 and\or 16 are permitted. If you have inserted some hyperlinks, check whether you deactivated them. Resume is an official document; check to see that images or photos were not included in your resume, as it can make problems with special recruitment software. 

Avoid clichés
Create catching, not boring titles, clichés and don’t try to mislead the employer. Instead of writing that you work as a secretary, say that you fill a position of 'an administrative assistant'. Write down the words the employer used in the job ad and use those keywords if they match your skills and don’t conflict with reality. 

The length 
There are no rules concerning length of the standard resume. The size of the paper can depend on your education, work experience. If you have got a lot of education or work experience behind you, your paper can consist of two or even three pages, but even if all the information is presented accurately on one, it might look more professional. 

Afterword 
After you have written the document, ask co-workers, teachers or former employers to review it. Choose a competent person who can notice if something isn’t right. Always keep in mind that your resume is self-advertisement, your marketing document. Your potential employer is likely to review this document within seven or ten seconds, because he won’t read it – he will skim it. But even two seconds will be enough to notice spelling and grammatical errors, misprints or misuse of possessives, apostrophes.

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