You may apply for a job through online job portals or approach a head hunter – either ways your resume will be picked out only when your credentials match to those required by the employer.
Building a resume is important as that is the first thing an employer looks at – your first impression! With the number of people sending in their resumes, how much time do you think is given to your resume? 30 seconds to a minute – yes, that’s it! So before building a resume, you must ensure that yours is well-written and grammatically correct.
Building a resume is a series of steps that one must accomplish successfully in order to make an impression. The steps are mentioned below:
1) Include all important information about yourself
Name, age, address, contact number and email address. These details are necessary for your potential employer (or head hunter) to reach you. So, when you start building your resume, start with basic information.
2) Make your objective company or a specific role oriented
It should clearly state why you want to apply for the particular position – make it every specific and not general as this statement will make an impression on your potential employer. He/she should know why you want to work for their company and what your driving force is.
3) Educational qualification is next
When you are building a resume you must make sure not to miss this piece of important information. It is pointer of your credentials and relevant degrees. Some companies may need specific degrees, trainings in certain field or a particular educational qualification to consider you for the job.
4) Mention your experience in the relevant field
Also while building a resume, if you want your resume to stand out then you must mention your skills, knowledge and accomplishments. This information will help your potential employer know whether you are apt for the position or not and whether hiring you will be beneficial to the company or not.
5) Highlight hobbies and interests
These are just pointers to what kind of a person you are – what are your personal aspirations and what other activities interest you. Your social and personal life is an indication of your characteristics traits. This shows your potential employer how you will behave in a team, how you will deal with a stressful situation and what your general outlook in life is.
Just keep these pointers in mind before building a resume and if your resume is effective enough you will land yourself an interview!
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