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Effective-Resume-Writing-Is-Necessary-To-Convince-105 Document Transcript

  • 1. Effective resume writing is necessary to convince employers to grant an applicant an interview. Without an effective resume, applicants will miss opportunities. Resume parsing algorithms will not select a resume online if it is not written effectively. Hiringmanagers will not give poorly written resumesa second look. Review these tips to learn how to effectively write a resume and improve employability.resume writing tips
  • 2. 1 Use Keywords Keywords are essential for writing an onlineresume Applicants who know industry jargon will have an advantagein the hiring process Select keywords carefully, and use themappropriately for the best results The job requisition oradvertisement will provide clues about which keywords to choose fora specific position
  • 3. 2 Identify the Purpose of the Resume The objective of a resume isto secure an interview People who write resumes to secure a jobmay include too much detail Provide enough information about aposition to pique the interest of human resources or the hiringmanager 3
  • 4. Highlight Your Qualities and Strengths resume writing tips List theapplicant's strengths Then, list concrete evidencedemonstrating these strengths in action If the candidate is an
  • 5. exceptional sales person, identify the number of times he or she metor exceeded quota This will allow the human resources or hiringmanager to make an assessment about whether he or she isexceptional by their standards 4
  • 6. Make the Titles Scannable and Brief Employers only take about fiveseconds to determine if the resume is worth reading in depth Thegoal is to present information to capture the attention of employers infive seconds or less If the resume does not capture the employerattention immediately, the applicant will never be considered for aninterview 5 Proofread the Resume for Errors A grammatical error
  • 7. or misspelling could decrease chances of getting hired
  • 8. Proofread the resume two or more times, and use formalgrammatical rules for writing a resume Choose one of the widelyaccepted grammar rule books and follow it for the resume 6 UseBullet Points Bullet points are easier to read and scan Mostemployers do not have the time or patience to read long blocks oftext
  • 9. Bullet points are recommended to improve readability of the resumeBullet points can be used to list experiences, objectives oreducational attainment 7 Prioritize the Most Relevant andImportant Information Put the most relevant information near the topof the resume If the hiring manager or human resources managerwill only give the resume five seconds, applicants should increasetheir chances of the hiring manager viewing the information listed
  • 10. List the most important skills and accomplishments first 8 List AllRelevant Positions Many people work for the same employer for 10years or more In this instance, employers expect applicants to writea resume with every position held in the company listedchronologically Chronological listings describe the progression ofthe employee's career during his or her tenure at the company
  • 11. 9 Keep the Resume Brief The resume should be one to two pages
  • 12. It should contain enough detail to inform the hiring manager but bebrief enough to not lose the interest of the reader 10 Use ActionVerbs Action verbs are more effective in conveying a message
  • 13. There are lists of approved action verbs for resumes Considerreviewing these lists before writing a resume Some examples ofaction verbs include: Managed, planned, enforced or presented
  • 14. resume writing tips