Do’s and Dont’s of Resume Writing
We will be honest; a lot many people think that “what’s in writing a resume? Anybody can write that.” Well, first off, resume writing is not something that you can just do. It is no less than art, because It is a skill that takes years of experience to master.
But you’re not waiting years to grab the first job and therefore that is going to highlight the entire career journey. You want it and you want it now. Well, here you go with how to make a perfect (or near to perfect) resume that is going to blow the minds of the people.
Most importantly, Bring out the good things about you and hide the negative ones but do not take the recruiting manager for a fool
If you ever read any job description, it always comes with certain job keywords besides. These job keywords should be identified and therefore used as it is in the resume. This improves the section called ‘Skills’ and makes the employer impressed.
But the problem comes in when the students use the phrase instead of job keyword.
For example, there was a job which said ‘Should be proficient with operation and handling of Development and you use exactly this phrase in your resume as ‘Proficient with operation and handling of Development, it is of no use because, Blank claims without any supporting evidence are as good as nothing. If we were to say that this blog is being supervised by Shah Rukh Khan, would you believe us? Exactly.
If you want the employer to be wowed by your resume, use the job keywords smartly. Tell them why you think that you are proficient at some xyz skill. Support your claims with evidence and you will be unstoppable.
Things to be considered during the writing of a good resume
Basically, you want to find one thing in your resume – an answer for a question – how does this person fit to the job?
There is no one particular thing that will overwhelm every employer, but the best thing is a relevant experience.
If you’re a junior, and you don’t have experience, then educational background + your abilities/skills should work.
If you want to apply for a job, simply read the job add carefully, and therefore make sure that you don’t forget to write anything that you have in your skillset and you find relevant to the requirements presented.
Many job applicants have a mistaken impression that employers and recruiters care about your duties. They don’t. Your responsibilities at your current and previous jobs aren’t going to wow anyone, but your accomplishments will if properly presented.
Brainstorm the ways that you provided value to your company, enumerate them with metrics whenever possible, and add them to your experience section.
Do this right and you’ll be able to wow employers and recruiters.
Linked In Profile
The students spend a lot of time browsing through Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat feeds. That is all okay when you are doing nothing and want to waste your time. Beside looking for a serious employment opportunity, sniff around the professional Facebook called LinkedIn. Follow some really good people there and create a good profile that will look good.
The employers find resumes really impressive that have a LinkedIn profile. Mark our words on this, if you have a URL for the LinkedIn profile, the employer will definitely check the profile if your resume is convincing enough.
Avoid connecting with your friends over LinkedIn unless they are working for a highly recognized international organization. You are escaping into a professional world and therefore do not want to share nonsense among your peers over LinkedIn as well.
Those who don’t know what a cover letter has probably never have written one. If you have not, then you are missing out one of the most important things that will place your resume at the authority over the others.
In layman terms, the cover letter is a letter that accompanies a parcel to explain the details of the package. Because Your resume is a parcel here that will be received by the employer’s inbox and therefore you need to explain what the purpose of this resume is.
Resumes that are accompanied by a cover letter have a higher probability of making it to the list of approved resumes than those who are simple titles “PFA my resume”. Do you want to wow the employer? Draft the best cover letter he has seen and sends it along with the resume.