The Art of writing a Great Resume<br />
You will never get a second chance to make the first impression<br />
We hear people talking about great resume. <br />There are hundreds of books on “how to write a resume”. <br />In these da...
A Great Resume is the difference between <br />                                A New Job <br />                           ...
                 Rules of A Great Resume<br />Rule #1: Don’t lie.<br />Rule #2: Know your reader.<br />Rule #3: Know yours...
Results of a Great Resume:<br />The goal of a great resume is to secure interviews. It does this by qualifying a candidate...
Here are the 10 most important tips for a Great Resume<br />
1. A clear job target<br />A generic resume that tries to cover too many bases will fall flat.<br />If you don’t write you...
2. Personal branding<br />Especially in an economic downturn, personal branding makes more sense than ever. <br />Branding...
3. Value proposition<br />The value you will bring to your next employer needs to be abundantly evident, monetized, and li...
4. Career success stories<br />Explain how you make things happen<br />How you were able to capture profitable results <br...
5. Avoid anemic “Objective” statement.<br />No one cares that you want a “growth position that will utilize my expertise i...
6. Avoid densely packed, hard-to-read information.<br />Shorter chunks of information are easier to read and will draw the...
7. Avoid too many pages.<br />Keep it as close to less than 5 pages as you can.<br />Remember that resume is a career mark...
8. Avoid typos, grammatical errors, and poor formatting.<br />Typos and errors in grammar are the kiss of death and may al...
9. Avoid tired resume-speak.<br />Write your resume from your own voice. You’re not like everyone else. <br />Find the pre...
10. Avoid passive verbs and repetitive job descriptions.<br />Avoid the over-used, boring phrase “responsible for”. <br />...
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius<br />
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  1. 1. The Art of writing a Great Resume<br />
  2. 2. You will never get a second chance to make the first impression<br />
  3. 3. We hear people talking about great resume. <br />There are hundreds of books on “how to write a resume”. <br />In these days of Web 2.0, we can find several web sites dedicated to guide the readers on writing a resume that sells.<br />First let’s try to understand the definition of a great resume.<br />
  4. 4. A Great Resume is the difference between <br /> A New Job <br /> and <br /> No Job! <br />
  5. 5. Rules of A Great Resume<br />Rule #1: Don’t lie.<br />Rule #2: Know your reader.<br />Rule #3: Know yourself.<br />Rule #4: Include everything relevant to the position that's important to your reader and to you.<br />Rule #5: Leave everything else off.<br />
  6. 6. Results of a Great Resume:<br />The goal of a great resume is to secure interviews. It does this by qualifying a candidate for a specific position and enticing the reader to meet the candidate in person, to learn more.<br />
  7. 7. Here are the 10 most important tips for a Great Resume<br />
  8. 8. 1. A clear job target<br />A generic resume that tries to cover too many bases will fall flat.<br />If you don’t write your resume to a specific target audience, your resume won’t speak to the recruiters reading it or help them connect you to the job they’re trying to fill.<br />Everything in your resume has to fall in line with what they’ll be looking for.<br />
  9. 9. 2. Personal branding<br />Especially in an economic downturn, personal branding makes more sense than ever. <br />Branding links your passions, key personal attributes, and strengths in a crystal clear message that differentiates you from your competition.<br />Companies are looking for vitality, good fit, and personal chemistry. <br />Branding generates chemistry and makes you come alive on the page.<br />
  10. 10. 3. Value proposition<br />The value you will bring to your next employer needs to be abundantly evident, monetized, and linked to your personal brand. <br />SHOW THEM THE NUMBERS! And show them how you accomplished those advances.<br />
  11. 11. 4. Career success stories<br />Explain how you make things happen<br />How you were able to capture profitable results <br />This would help your target audience zero in on what you’ll do for their organization. <br />
  12. 12. 5. Avoid anemic “Objective” statement.<br />No one cares that you want a “growth position that will utilize my expertise in XYZ”. <br />They want to know what you’ll do for them. <br />Instead of leading your resume with a statement saying what you want from the job, start with a professional headline spotlighting the relevant key word phrases readers will be looking for. <br />
  13. 13. 6. Avoid densely packed, hard-to-read information.<br />Shorter chunks of information are easier to read and will draw the reader to continue down the page.<br />Busy decision makers generally allow only 10 seconds or so for a resume to draw them in. They may go no further than that initial page view. <br />
  14. 14. 7. Avoid too many pages.<br />Keep it as close to less than 5 pages as you can.<br />Remember that resume is a career marketing document, not a career history. <br />It needs to incorporate just enough compelling information to generate interest in you. <br />
  15. 15. 8. Avoid typos, grammatical errors, and poor formatting.<br />Typos and errors in grammar are the kiss of death and may also convey misinformation. <br />Proofread several times and have someone else do it, too. <br />Keep the formatting attractive, consistent, and easy to read. Don’t use more than 2 different fonts (one for headings, another for content). <br />Make sure your contact information is correct.<br />
  16. 16. 9. Avoid tired resume-speak.<br />Write your resume from your own voice. You’re not like everyone else. <br />Find the precise words that describe what makes you unique and valuable. <br />Keep the content interesting and don’t fall back on dull phrases that don’t differentiate you – results-oriented, visionary leader, excellent communication skills, proven track record of success, etc.<br />
  17. 17. 10. Avoid passive verbs and repetitive job descriptions.<br />Avoid the over-used, boring phrase “responsible for”. <br />Show your vitality with robust action verbs and explain your niche expertise with relevant key words. <br />Use strong words like pioneered, envisioned, accelerated, benchmarked, incentivized, leveraged, etc. <br />Don’t waste precious space in the “Professional Experience” section reiterating obvious responsibilities. <br />
  18. 18. "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius<br />

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