Monday, 9 May 2011

How to land an interview with the best resume



Having difficulties capturing the best you can be in a traditional CV format? Stay concise, focus on your accomplishments, and don't hold back.



Do you think the perfect resume is a subjective idea? The recipe for an outstanding resume is actually fairly universal in terms of look, length, and basic content. With the right approach, you can churn out a stellar resume that will appeal to potential employers and land an interview for your dream job. Here are some resume writing tips and a sample resume to get you started.
     Design is crucial. Your layout matters. Your font matters. Your type size and masthead matter. Selecting them should be equally as important as your job descriptions, because a poorly formatted resume will turn off hiring managers – they will move right on to the next candidate. Try sticking to basic sans serif fonts (no more than two, total), avoid going any lower than 11-point text size, and make sure the most important things like your job title and place of employment, stand out the most. Make sure you don’t cram too much onto the page – plentiful white space makes it easier to scan. As for the length, you can never go wrong with one page. Consider posting an extended version on your personal Web site for reference
    . Build your resume around the essentials. Not sure which duties and responsibilities to include for each job? Consider brainstorming your accomplishments first. Did you have any special appointments? Record sales? Were you put in charge of managing or coordinating any projects? List the biggest stuff first, and always use actionable verbs to describe them (e.g., “chaired the committee”, “coordinated schedules” , etc.). Smaller duties are certainly important, but knowing how to process invoices and manipulate templates in InDesign may be more relevant in cover letters, where you can discuss how capable you’ll be in a specific job. 
Want more on the best way to handle CV writing? Check out the rest of this article on resume tips for job hunters.

    1 comments:

    Resume always have to be classic. If you write a fancy resume then it will be a bad effect for your resume. how to write a sample resume

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