When you get a chance to create a great impression…
Your resume is your first impression to your employer and is a very important aspect for any role you are applying for. So, it is vital that you choose a convincing resume format, as it gives a better outlook of who you are. Your resume tells the employer what they will be walking into when they talk with you. It is a vital part of your interview and hence needs to be dealt with in a very professional manner. Here are a list of tips that will help you in to create a powerful resume that can land you the job of your dreams.
The format in which you create your resume is very important, as it gives your resume the overall outlook and finish. While you can find a number of resume formats online, none of which will be wrong, most companies often release their own resume format for the applying candidates and it is preferred that you write in the format specified by the company. If not, any of the format that you choose is correct, but it should always have the important information about you like name, contact address, contact number and all the other academic and professional information in a clearly visible manner.
One of the most important things to keep in mind while creating your resume is, keeping in mind that someone will read it in a printed format, on their hand. That means the font size and font style that you choose in your resume hold high importance, you should choose both of them very wisely. To help you in knowing how your document will look in a printed format, most word editors come with an inbuilt print preview feature, allowing you to look at the document with all the font styles and font sizes as in how they will come out of the printer without having to print them prier, saving you paper and other resources in the process.
It is of much importance that you keep a consistent flow in your resume for the reader to read. It means that you separate the various sections of academic info, professional experience, skills etc from each other and possibly try keeping lesser important things such as hobbies on the very end while highlighting your skills and other unique traits that can help you land the job. Also, it is advisable to keep your academic and major achievements in a hierarchy manner as it will allow the reader to have a sort of timeline of you.
Every job and position has its own different needs and skill set required, and having a single resume is never a good choice. You should custom tailor your resume for the job, highlighting the skills that are needed in that particular role, making you look more fit for that job than any other candidate.
During our college and career, we do a lot of things, achieve much fame and want to show all of this on our resume, but that, unfortunately, is not possible. It is important that you keep your resume precise and to the point. In order to do this, you should follow the one page one side rule, meaning you fit all you want to show on one side of the paper only. It would allow you to cut down on most of the things that you feel are unnecessary for the job interview, making for a good resume.
While your skillset and academic info is vital for the employers, what catches their eyes, even more, are the major achievements that make you stand out from the crowd. Your past experience makes you used to office work, making it easier for the employer to train you and get you into the field in a lot shorter time period and spending significantly lesser.
While it is important what is in your resume, it is also important how well it looks. Using frames and various colour variants tend to make it stand out from the boring bunch of other resumes. If you are good at photoshop, then you can create the clip-arts on your own, but even if you are not, there are various resume designing sites such as nova resume, that will help you use your photo and create an attractive professional resume for your new job.
There is nothing worse than you can do than lie on your resume. Whether it is your skillset or your hobbies, you should never lie. People taking your interview have been in the job market for long and can tell which part of your resume is a lie and often find ways to test what you write in your resume in the interview room itself. They can pop up a question about football if you wrote football as a hobby or throw in a question about ed Sheeran if you said you follow English music, as they try to know how instinctive you are.
Making a resume is a tough job and so having more than just your own opinion on it is always advisable. You can take the suggestion of a family member or friend who is in HR or working in the role you are applying for as they will have a better idea of what an employer looks for in the resume for that particular role.
You can never be too safe when it comes to the resume, you should read your resume as many times as possible for grammatical, spelling or verbal error to avoid any embarrassment in the interview room, as it can make you look dumb in front of the employer which is never a good thing, to begin with.
With the help of these tips, we hope that your resume is sparkling and get you the job you wish for and wish you the best for the same.