Tips To Write a Resume Worthy of Your Dream Job
Today I am going to give you 5 amazing tips that college doesn’t usually tell you about that will take your resume to the next level and land you the job of your dreams! If you don’t have work experience, don’t worry, I got you, just mainly focus on your education, volunteering, languages you speak, achievements, etc while still following the tips I am about to share and make sure you follow the blog because the next one is for you!
Tip 1: The top of the resume is the most important
People that read thousands of resumes per day already know what are the key points to look for. Try to keep it as clear, clean, and easy to read as you can! The person reading your resume wants to know who you are, what you offer and where you are. You want to make sure to include professional email, phone number or a current way to contact you and if you have an optimized profile, you can also include the link to your LinkedIn account. Try to steer clear of using tables, fancy designs or repetition on your resume (they already know what a person in that position does and all the ways to call it)
Tip 2: Be honest, don’t hide anything and use chronological order to keep it simple
Since recruiters do this for a living, they get to see so many resumes that they already know how to pick up on little “white lies” or figure out if you are trying to hide something. It is in your convenience to just be honest and upfront about everything because it will be more appreciated as well as will show you are trustworthy. Try to focus on the results you provided in previous positions rather than just lists of the tasks you performed.
Tip 3: Don’t include an objective statement
This one I am guilty of myself! We always get told to add it, but in reality, the employer doesn’t necessarily care about the declaration of what you want to do in your life. They have a problem to resolve or an employment gap to fill and they want it fixed. They want to know what you bring to the table, what you can do for them or how you can benefit them. Focusing on your value and on how you can help them while making it relevant for that particular position you are applying for will benefit you a whole lot more than listing different random skills.
Tip 4: Don’t be boring
Don’t bore them to death with pages and pages of your life story, keep it short, simple, and to the point. Do something unique and ask yourself if you were the interviewer what would you be looking for to fill this position? What would be the perfect candidate?
Tip 5: Make it relevant
I have no idea why we haven’t been taught this in school because it is the most important step. More than likely it is a software that filters your resume before it even gets to a human being. So you need to use the keywords that the software is going by…(the keywords used in the job description.)
Each different job is trying to find the perfect candidate for them, this means that in order to have a better chance to be considered you want to tailor each resume with the job you are applying for. You can do that by including the keywords in the job description, especially the first few bullet points of it.
Extra tip: Have always a few resume or business card prints in case somebody asks for one.
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