Wednesday, 15 May 2013

How to prepare Resume?

Resume Checklist
 
  • Around 75% of candidate profiles get rejected due to the lack of a good resume.
  • Many Job seekers especially entry level freshers are not capable of composing a good resume that adequately highlights their abilities.
  • We receive many resumes daily from job seekers which they themselves composed but did not get results in the job market.
 
Resume Checklist:
  1. Did you list educational activity such as training?
  2. Do you have experience in money management?
  3. Do you have any people management activities?
  4. Have you listed organization-building activities?
  5. Have you mentioned your people skills?
  6. Do you have selling experience?
  7. Have you discussed your ability to interact with customers or clients?
  8. Have you included your ability to work as part a team?
  9. Have you listed your trouble-shooting or problem solving skills?
  10. Have you mentioned your ability to organize data?
  11. Have you listed activities when you organized projects?
  12. Did you include your writing skills?
  13. Did you include your ability to lead others?
  14. Have you listed all extracurricular and volunteer work?
  15. Have you included your particular values and work ethics?
 
Things to Remeber and Keep in Mind:
  1. The most important step in getting a job is getting in the door for an interview. A resume that stands out from others is the best thing you can do to get that opportunity.
  2. Use a resume type that presents your background in the strongest way. There is no one way to prepare a resume. Chose a style that best reflects your strong points, i.e. Educational Resume, Work-Experience Resume, or Skills Resume
  3. Job placement still comes down to what you have to offer (e.g. skills, qualifications, academic, experience, accomplishments), but presenting yourself in the best light available is key.
  4. Graphics can help make or break the appearance of the resume. Make important points stand out by chunking the information, using shaded boxes, or carefully placed elements.
  5. Professionally printed resumes look best, and can usually be copied at a quick-print shop at little expense. Have the printer use a good quality paper - white, off-white, cream or beige. This is no time to skimp.

TIP:

  • Use a word processor to prepare your resume. Spell check your document but be sure to proofread it yourself for errors, typos, and misused words, these can ruin even the best resume.
  • Know what skills you can offer, and what type of job you are looking to do. Give your resume a job focus in your “objective”.


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