You’ve seen couple of nice jobs on LinkedIn, Hotelhouse or Caterer and you want to apply, correct?
If that’s the case, you will find here couple of tips just to make sure you are uploading or attaching a decent resume.
Before we start, if you have resume as ugly as the ones below, stop everything and open a new google doc and start from scratch.
“Resume” your accomplishments
In addition to your strengths and responsibilities in your resume, try backing them up with real world achievements. Focus on how that activity resulted in a positive difference for that employer.
You should also try to quantify your accomplishments with numbers, providing context whenever possible.
E.g: Successfully manage to grow an email database of 2,000 prospects to 69,000 across 30 countries using driven content and growth hacking techniques.
E.g: Increase marketing originated and qualified leads from 2 per day to more than 20 per day across 17 markets and increase conversion rate from 1.3% to 2.6% over the past 12 months
A resume is not a job description
You cannot copy a job description and past it in your resume. That’s not the way it works. Job description is a summary of we expect you to do. You resume is a summary of what you accomplished. Your achievements need to be S.M.A.R.T.
One size does not fit all
Focus on skills and achievements that you think will be relevant to the position you’re applying for. Take the extra time to tailor your resume to the job you’re applying for, employers want to clearly see how you’ll be a good fit for them, and anything that doesn’t specifically relate to the position could hurt your chances.
2-3 pages maximum
The ideal resume length should be one or two pages and you should always start with your experience. Bold the current or last company as it helps the recruiter position you immediately if you fit the job or not. When writing your resume, it’s also important to start paragraphs and bullet points with information-carrying words.
A professional resume should definitely avoid slang. You should also avoid technical jargon, don’t assume the person reviewing the resume will understand what you’re talking about.
Keep it up to date
Let’s be honest, you are most likely updating your resume right now because you just quit your job, about to quit or got fired. But a good exercice is to keep it up to date while enjoying your new job. Because a resume is all about achievements, doing it regularly will help you focus on achievement more which will help you built a strong resume.
Whether you’re in the middle of a job search or happily employed, it’s always good to keep your resume up to date, ready, and available. You never know when opportunities might present themselves or who’s Looking.
Triple check for typos
- Get minium 3 people checking your resume.
- Send or upload your resume only in the morning if you have worked on it all nigh the night before.
- Print it, take a red pen and seat in a coffee shop to triple Check
Do you have more tips? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org