2014-03-11 by Steve
Especially in today’s tough financial climate, the search for work is more of a challenge than it has ever been in recent years. Therefore, it is important to know how to build a resume which will grab the attention of the employer.
In essence, a resume is basically a profile of the prospective employee which lists all of their good qualities and why they will be perfect for a specific type of job.
When writing one, it is important to remember that professional language is to be used if one wants to be taken seriously. It should include the likes of contact details such as address, telephone and e-mail, as well as a list of qualifications one has and work experience. All of these will factor into why a person should be chosen to take an interview or a trial shift for a specific company.
One of the most important things is layout. When laying out a resume or a CV it is important to do it in a way that the employer gets a quick idea of what one’s capabilities are. Generally, advise would be to put one’s name is big letters at the top, then have a photograph and as well as that other small information such as nationality.
After this, under large headings, one ought to list their qualifications, experience and how it is relevant to a specific role, and what their current employment status is. These are the things that employers are looking for the most and should stand out first.
Other information such as hobbies, if one wishes to include them, should go at the end. References and contact details should also be left to the bottom of the page. A lot like an advertisement, one needs to first of all tell the employer of their good traits and then give the relevant information after. This is usually one of the best ways to build a resume.
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