This whole thing about resumes has totally gone insane. Crafting a resume is quite simple. Simply be yourself, do not use funky colors, and sell your qualifications. Here are the top 10 resume tips to ending your job search and landing you a job.
1. To begin, top off everything with your name. Be proud of your name since that’s what you’re actually selling to the interviewers.
2. In some cases, but not always, employment professionals recommend listing the type of position sought. Meanwhile, others say this is limiting, and that you should keep the options open.
3. Some employment experts recommend your qualifications be placed high and above. List your job qualifications concisely, careful not to be too obvious by exaggerating your qualifications.
4. Sell the real you and your actual qualifications. Providing misleading information about yourself could lead to potential jobs that would be wrong for you and the employer.
5. When the appropriate time comes, use action verbs. Avoid putting your reader or interviewer to sleep. Don’t overdue it.
6. There’s no substitute for honest. At all cost, never ever lie on your resume. A single deception could get you booted from the list of candidates for the job and in extreme cases; you can get fired when the truth is discovered long after you were hired.
7. Simply be honest but don’t over brag. Lightly brag about true accomplishments without sounding line an egomaniac. Remember, employers undoubtedly are reviewing other resumes in which your competitors are unafraid to applaud themselves. Don’t give the competitors the edge because of dishonesty and too much bragging.
8. When it comes to education, list major schooling first and avoid far-away basics, such as elementary schools. Very few employers, unless they’re relatives, care about those early years in school. Some experts recommend education be listed toward the end, especially if you haven’t had much schooling or training for the job your applying for.
9. If you’ve earned a few awards or recognitions, be sure to include their details. In some cases, this could prove the difference in getting an interview.
10. Finally, when adding references to your resume, only add those references that may help you get the job. Do not include your old friend Tommy whom you haven’t seen in many years and have no clue about the job you’re applying for. Before you add someone as a reference, call them and acknowledge them ahead or after.