Lately, aside from the regular I've been helping a number of younger folks put together their resume/CV to get their desired job.
I found that a lot of young folks do not really know how to properly prepare their resume to look professional and highlight the right aspects of their person required to get fit their desired role.
So, away for a bit from my regular tech-related writings, I'll share a few tips to help you write your resume properly for that dream job.
When looking for a job, one of the most important factors that will determine whether or not you get invited for an interview and secure the job is your résumé.
Recruiting managers have tons and tons of resumes to go through when selecting candidates for a role, as such, you want your resume to stand out from the others.
Here are a few basic tips to help you write a resume that gets you selected for an interview:
1. Order Your Résumé Properly
The first thing to do is to organize your resume properly. How you order your resume could very well determine whether or not you get selected.
Start with basic information about yourself: personal bio-data like full name, contact details, address, and perhaps birthdate.
Other information like your nationality, age, marital status could also be included if applying for a role that specifies certain nationality, age bracket or marital status as a requirement for the job which you qualify.
2. Write a Compelling Personal Statement
Your personal statement is usually a 20-30 word summary of your most valuable skills, abilities, interests, experience or career aspirations.
This statement must be aligned to the role which you are applying for and also compelling enough to get a hiring manager to want to meet you in person.
Most hiring managers begin to make their hiring decision after reading your personal summary.
3. List Your Relevant or Related Work Experiences
Another area recruiters critically consider is whether or not you have relevant or related experiences fitting for the role in which you are applying.
It makes perfect sense to list all the relevant work experiences you have in this area,
starting from the most relevant and not necessarily the one with the most years of experience.
4. List Your Education Qualifications
Although not a critical decider for recruiters these days, it is always advisable to list your educational qualifications next, starting with the most recent.
Basically, recruiting managers want to know that you have the basic education required for the job.
5. Other Relevant Information
Depending on the nature of the job you are applying for, relevant information that you should also include in your résumé are: your professional certifications, trainings and skills acquired, job-related interests and hobbies, languages you speak, etc.
Also, you should include your references where required or simply state that they are "available on request".
Now you're ready to craft that winning résumé that will get you that dream job.
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