Making Your Resume Stand Out
You must have already known that for a single job opening especially in the more popular ones. There is so much competition that your resume will just be one among the many out there that is left at the gatekeeper’s table. So how do you then get noticed? How should you get attention, enough to make your resume taken more seriously than the rest? Let us face it; you are not the only one who is qualified for the job. And if your resume is able to reach your potential employer’s office desk but is not given so much attention, your future is racing nowhere except the short listed tray.
A resume in any language is personal advertising. Resumes do not give you the job, interviews do. But good resume can open the door to the hiring managers office where you will have the opportunity to sell yourself. But first you have to make good advertising through your resume.
Pack your resumes with short but very informative sentences. It should be able to summarize your experiences and achievements in one page unless it is absolutely necessary to use another one. If you are a fresh graduate trying to land your first job, there should be no problem with this. Someone with more extensive experience may need a longer one although it will still be smart to keep it as short as possible.
Resumes should detail your objectives, addresses, personal information data, educational achievements, memberships, achievements and other relevant information that will give the interviewer or your potential employer a good grasp of your applicant before you can be considered for an interview.
Most of all however, resume has to convey a message regarding what the applicant can contribute to the company once the applicant is employed. In other words, what is there in the employer’s interest that could spur him to consider your application.
Having reviewed and prepared your resume with these in mind, your next step is to ensure that it gets the attention enough to get you the interviews. The trick is to be more creative so that your resumes catches the attention it needs and not end up in places where you would not want it to.
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