Do you have a perfect resume?


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Do you know that hiring managers spend only about six seconds to take a look at your resume and determine if yours deserves to be considered for the job. In making a resume, therefore, you have to make sure that it looks good enough to get the attention of the recruiter in that short amount of time.

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Do you have a perfect resume?

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 Do you know that hiring managers spend only about six seconds to take a look at your resume and determine if yours deserves to be considered for the job. In making a resume, therefore, you have to make sure that it looks good enough to get the attention of the recruiter in that short amount of time. You can only do this if you get a clear understanding of what the purpose of a resume is and following the important resume writing tips that experts always recommend. Doing these things will boost your chances of convincing the hiring manager that your resume deserves a second look. Here’s how you can make your resume stand out. 1. Make sure it contains no typo errors. The easiest way to have your resume thrown into the trash can is to let it have typographical errors. It is important for recruiters to see through your resume that you took the time to create a perfectly written letter. Otherwise, they will think of you as an irresponsible and unreliable individual that they won’t like to be in their team. 2. It has to be honest and real. You can exaggerate facts in your resume to make it look really attractive, but please know that you will be asked to provide more details about them during your interview. If your explanations don’t perfectly fit what’s in your resume, your potential employer will definitely be turned off. 3. Make it visually appealing. It is good that your resume contains to type errors, but if it isn’t visually appealing enough, you get a lower chance of being invited for an interview. Use the internet to learn more about how resume formats should be so that you could come up with a professional looking resume. 4. Customize your resume to the job you are applying for. One big mistake you could make is to use only one resume for all the jobs you are applying for. This is convenient, of course, but employers want to see a resume that contains details perfectly suited for the job being advertised. The more precise you are in writing a resume, the better your chances are of getting an invitation for a job interview. 5. Know what should and shouldn’t be written on your resume. There are many things an employer would want to see in your resume, but it doesn’t mean they would love to know every single thing about your past. Focus more on what matters, such as your work experience, different positions you have held, your accomplishments as well as your unique skills that have enabled you to accomplish your goals in your previous jobs. If you are not quite sure what to include in your resume, working with resume and career services will definitely make sense. As writing an effective resume remains one of the most difficult challenges faced by every job seeker, there has been a lot of debate over whether you should write your own resume or hire a professional resume writer. Well, there is nothing wrong with you writing your own resume as
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 long as you have done enough research on what makes a highly effective resume. On the other hand, if you can afford it, hiring a resume writer is a sensible choice also because it means you will leave it to the hands of an expert. With the increasing number of resume writing experts and services available today, you may wonder how you are supposed to choose the right or suitable one. Here are some tips. 1. Go for a resume writing service rather than a You can find online a lot of clericalclerical one. services promoting themselves as expert resume writers. While they may indeed have the ability to produce well written documents, they are not as up- to-date as resume writing services are when it comes to job search trends and what employers are looking for in a resume. Asking people who may2. Rely on word of mouth. have worked with a professional resume writer before is a good strategy also. This is because what you are looking for is professional service, whose quality can easily be reflected on what people say about it. Thus, if a friend or relative of yours recommend an individual or a firm that can help you, this means he or she has previously worked with them and were satisfied with their services. Don’t hesitate3. Inquire about a free consultation. to ask for a free consultation. There are so many resume writing services out there who will be willing to give this to you as their way of competing with others. During this initial consultation, you should have an idea of how expert they are in offering such a service. If a firm asks you4. Stay away from written forms. to fill out a personal information form which they will copy when making your resume, this should serve as a warning. What you want is to be able to talk personally with a resume writer so that you could explain in detail what you want your resume to be. It is important to notice also how the writer will interview you, because he or she should ask questions that are highly related to your work experience and skills that you possess. Before you make a final deal with5. Ask for samples. any resume and career services, make sure that you have seen a couple of samples of the resumes they make. This will give you a general idea of what you can expect from them. By knowing this early on, you will have time to change your mind about hiring them. The internet has become one of the most powerful job search tools available to job seekers. It has definitely made it much easier for job hunters to look for employers, submit resumes, and even schedule interviews. While there are several clear advantages to using the internet to find a job, there are some disadvantages as well. ADVANTAGES: 1. Convenience. One of the biggest benefits of online job hunting is convenience. Through the World Wide Web, you can access a number of job openings even without leaving your home. All you need to do is use the search engines and key in the type of work you want to do and where you are willing to work. There is no need to drive to companies to submit your resume, and it is even possible to apply for work in companies overseas. 2. Less Costly. Looking for a job online can definitely save you money. Unlike when you have to apply for a job personally, you will have to spend on printing
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 your cover letters and resumes. With the help of the internet, you can simply send your resume and cover letter through email, which doesn’t cost anything. Plus, the internet is where you can find different formats for an effective resume at no cost to you. This is way cheaper than hiring a resume writer. DISADVANTAGES: 1. Limited Options. Although the internet is very popular and many companies use it to find employees, there are still many jobs that are not advertised online. But if you rely on professional networking, there is a much bigger chance that you will find the many job opportunities for you. As career experts always say, what matters is who you know, and not what you know. By having a huge network of professionals, you are giving yourself a chance to find the perfect industry or career that will suit your credentials and personal traits. 2. Tight Competition. Another huge disadvantage of online job hunting is the fact that you will have to compete with so many other job seekers. The reason for this is that almost everyone else is doing what you are doing, which is rely on the internet when looking for a job. On the other hand, by searching for a job the old fashion way, you will see a whole lot of opportunities out there and you won’t be pressured by the fact that there are too many applicants for those jobs. For best job search results, you could seek help from professional career mentors and resume and career services to guide you in various aspects of job searching, such as resume writing, preparing for your first job interview, and so on.