What is a resume?
A resume is a summary of educational qualifications, professional skills, achievements, work experience and extra curricular talents. It is a tool that you would use to market yourself to a company before or during an interview. A resume needs to stand out and be distinct in such a way that it catches the attention of the reader. There are certain ways that you can do so.
Create a professional and unique layout
The layout of your resume is very important. It is supposed to be something professional and not something that has been done for years. Create a professional and unique layout. Avoid writing a CV that has a plain format and one that is the standard format.
Use bold fonts
Bold fonts are good choices for highlighting important information. They are great for getting the attention of the reader and highlighting important credentials. Make sure that your bold fonts are not too big or too small. Make sure that there are no errors in the layout.
Make use of the extra space
If your CV is very long, you can make use of the extra space to explain or expand on certain points. If you have already cramped the CV, you can take the extra space to explain or expand on your credentials or the responsibilities undertaken in your previous job.
There is space for an objective and a professional summary
You always need to maintain a professional summary. It is very important to write this because you need to convey a clear picture about you and your objectives to the employer. You can put some highlights about your qualifications and employment but make sure that it is distinct and presentable.
Writing Resumes Using a tailor made formula
This is what we like to call a tailored resume. We have found that most people do not take the time to construct a resume from scratch. We generally prefer to cut and paste templates to construct a professional CV.It is time consuming and it can be error prone. The resume that you see on the employer’s site is made up of hundreds of lines. It takes a lot of time to read and understand.
Importance of Resume Writing
The purpose of the Resume is to sell yourself and get you one step closer to the person who is reading the resume – the employer. We need to make sure that the Resume is interesting, relevant, concise and gets the reader’s attention. There are many avenues we can go down to get the relevant information we need.
Getting a second opinion on a candidate is very important – and it is this personal experience that a candidate has while writing their Resume. How a candidate writes their Resume can tell a lot about who they are and what they are like. It can vary from the candidate who writes simply using the comfort of their keyboard to the person who takes time to manually focus on word structure, which is mandatory to use in the Resume Writing field.
In every Resume Writing Group, initial interviews are the major focus of the candidate. Companies will either invite the group to interview or they will ask the candidate to come in to interview. First it was the inclusion of the Interview at the end of the Notice period, which is now viewed very negatively. Many companies will now interview the candidates at the end of the process. These interviews are very important and are the ground work for the rest of the process.
There will be a range of different questions which a candidate will be asked which is based on the qualifica of the job. These questions range from one to nine (9) questions in all. This is the time the candidate needs to bring up and develop their skills and experience in the eyes of the employer.
After which comes the non-verbal communication such as the handshake, leading the verbal questions and non-verbal communication such as the non-verbal communication. This non-verbal communication is crucial in the eyes of a candidate as it is all they have to communicate to the employer.
The verbal communication might be answering questions put by the employer, explaining the reason for the job change (if the candidate is changing jobs), fitting in the company etc. The non-verbal communication could be focusing on what you want to do in the future and expressing your talent and passion to do the job.
Candidates who successfully pass the first stage of the non-verbal communication process will get to the next stage very few. This stage is called the non-verbal interview. This stage is different from the verbal interview as the interviewer will involve looking for reactions from the candidates, and will determine whether you get on with the job or not. The interviewer will try to decide whether you can cope with the work environment and that determine whether you will be respected by the people you work with, or whether you will be notorious for your office manners.