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14 actionable tips to create the perfect work resume


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14 actionable tips to create the perfect work resume

  1. 1. Imagine spending hours and weeks trying to create a perfect resume and then not being able to make an impression. It could happen due to a number of reasons. It could be because your resume wasn’t optimized enough, or maybe it was in an unstructured format, or maybe because there was some redundant stuff in your resume. Did you know that an average recruiter spends a total of 8 seconds reviewing a single resume?
  3. 3.  Simple format which is easily skimmable  Clear subsections, A clean scannable format, and Well-optimized bullet points  Fits on one page  Don’t get overly creative by using watermarks, designs, and graphics on it One Page Resume 1
  4. 4.  Fonts that are legible and easy on the eyes such as Calibri, Garamond, Trebuchet, MS Georgia, and Helvetica are always a good option  Header should be sized between 20 and 22  Not to mix – and – match fonts  Use Bold, Italic, etc. to organize your resume What Font Type & Size To Use? 2
  5. 5.  Mention your Phone Number along with the Country Code and an Email Address  Make a professional email address that can be an alteration of your name  Skip the objective statement Don’t Include Irrelevant Details 3
  6. 6.  Add only relevant work experience  Refrain from crowding your resume with details that might not be important to the recruiter  Describe your recent and relevant work experience in a bit more detail by adding more bullet points to it Only Relevant Work Experience 4
  7. 7.  3-5 bullet points per company  Make sure each point doesn’t go beyond 2 lines  Highlight achievements wherever necessary  Don’t go overboard and end up highlighting everything  Use quantifiable achievements Optimize & Quantify Your Bullet Points 5
  8. 8.  Applicant tracking systems (ATS) process resumes submitted by applicants  If your resume contains the keywords the employer wants, then the ATS will rank you higher in the search results  Action words are basically keywords that the recruiter is looking for while browsing through resumes  avoid using vague terms like a – Team player, Hard worker, Detail oriented, Thinks outside the box, etc. Use Effective Action Words 6
  9. 9. Reverse Chronological Order 7  Your current job role comes first  Make sure all job responsibilities apart from your current job are in past tense
  10. 10. Education After Work Experience 8  Employers, are more interested in knowing if you have gained any relevant skills in your previous job  If you are a recent graduate, it’s alright to list your education first followed by internships  Highlight achievements such as Academic Honors, Club Positions, etc.  You can also include any online certifications  if you have won a scholarship be sure to highlight it
  11. 11. Avoid Technical Jargons 9  While you might like to show that you know a thing or two by throwing some technical lingo, it usually backfires  The task of skimming through the resumes might be done by the office staff, assistant or the recruiter himself  Make sure your resume is structured in such a way that it’s readable by an average person
  12. 12. Remember To Include Relevant Skills 10  Your future employer is looking for people who have the necessary skills  Read the job description carefully and make a list of the skills For Example : For a Digital Marketing Associate position, your resume skills section could look like this, Tools : Google Analytics Technical : HTML, CSS Certification : 1) Inbound Certification – HubSpot Academy Analysis 2) Instagram Marketing: Quick Growth Hacks Spoken Languages : English (Native), Spanish (Fluent) & Hebrew (Basic)
  13. 13. Volunteering Experience & Interests 11  Don’t simply list ‘I volunteered for XYZ organization  It’s not necessary to include every possible hobby you pursue  Go through the job description and analyze what kind of person are they looking for the job and edit your interests section accordingly
  14. 14. Foreign Languages 12  Use the standard terms of proficiency such as ‘native’, ‘basic’, ‘fluent’, ‘intermediate’  Describe how well you speak the languages For Example : Spoken Languages : English (Native), Spanish (Fluent) & Hebrew (Basic)
  15. 15. How To Present Gap Years 13  Eliminating the start and end dates of the previous jobs in the work-ex section  Give a concrete reason as to why you took time off and how you utilized the gap period  Mention any volunteer work, skills that you have picked up during the gap period
  16. 16. Last Minute Hacks 14  Resume grammar mistakes can completely sabotage your chances of getting your dream job  Don’t make any silly grammatical or formatting mistakes  Tools like Grammarly and Reverso can provide a reliable feedback on your content  ask your friends and family to proofread your resume  always send your file in a pdf format  Use it as a checklist to really get out there and create a winning resume.
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