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Is this how you
are right now?
brochure
Imagine you
are the
product
Skills
for
sale!
Use your
résumé to
sell
your skills
Give the best impression
Neither
an empty page!
Length of a résumé ranges from
1 – 3 pages
What to
include?
Personal statement
This is your elevator pitch
to tell the
employer/recruiter WHO
you are and WHAT will
you bring with you...
Contact
information
• Contact number: A mobile or landline number
you have access to without any problem
• Email address: ...
Work
Experience
Include WHERE you have worked, your DESIGNATION,
the DURATION of work and an OUTLINE of your duties
EducationWHAT did you study
from WHICH
INSTITUTE and HOW
long was the
program. You CAN
include the final
grade point as we...
Skills
Write down some skills you have.
Like Photoshop, Leadership, etc.
Certifications
(If you have any)
Extra activities including social service
or other important information you
want to share with the employer
Do not use less word spacing!
Review the
job description
carefully
Use a clear font
Take advantage of
bold, underline
and italic
Make sure your resume
is attractive and concise
Example of information that will not be of any use to
the employer in most...
The first
10 -20
seconds are
important.
Your resume
should be
love at first
sight.
Of your resume
Ask your friends for a proof
reading session
Print your
CV and read
in
reverse order
Make sure to
highlight
accomplishments
Quantify achievements
Try describing in terms of quantity for
achievements
Examples:
• Led a team to increase sales by 23%...
Name the Resume/CV professional
Resume1.docx ,
Resume3214.pdf,
3216_resume.pdf,
123.doc
Firstname_LastName Resume.pdf,
Fir...
Send a
PDF!
PDF viewers come with every
operating system and is the best
way to send a resume.
Also remember… Network
Good luck
with the
job hunt
Thank you for
viewing this
presentation.
Do not forget to
share this with
your colleagues
Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression
Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression
Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression
Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression
Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression
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Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression

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In this era of competitiveness, there is a need to act very smart and work hard. In the process, it also becomes important to give a great impact to the potential employer such that they are impressed and call you for an interview. The first impression they get from your application is your résumé. Your résumé needs to be perfect and must not contain any spelling mistakes. Your résumé is a summary of your professional experience, skills and educational background such that the potential employer can know if you are the ONE for the job they advertised.

You should remember to apply to jobs you want to do and you have the skill set for or you are willing to learn. These slides share on how can you write a perfect résumé to standout from the applicants and how to give a positive impression to the employer. The slides also give some tips on what to include in your resume and ideally how long can your résumé be?

Thank you for viewing the presentation. I wish you all the best for your job hunt and Wish you much success with your career.

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Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression

  1. 1. Is this how you are right now?
  2. 2. brochure
  3. 3. Imagine you are the product
  4. 4. Skills for sale!
  5. 5. Use your résumé to sell your skills
  6. 6. Give the best impression
  7. 7. Neither an empty page!
  8. 8. Length of a résumé ranges from 1 – 3 pages
  9. 9. What to include?
  10. 10. Personal statement This is your elevator pitch to tell the employer/recruiter WHO you are and WHAT will you bring with yourself and WHY are you the ONE. Make sure this does not exceed 2-3 lines.. I am the ONE!
  11. 11. Contact information • Contact number: A mobile or landline number you have access to without any problem • Email address: Give an e-mail address that you have access to and would not loose access to in the coming 2-3 months. • LinkedIn Profile (Optional): Gives a good impression • Website (Optional): In case you have a personal website/blog.
  12. 12. Work Experience Include WHERE you have worked, your DESIGNATION, the DURATION of work and an OUTLINE of your duties
  13. 13. EducationWHAT did you study from WHICH INSTITUTE and HOW long was the program. You CAN include the final grade point as well
  14. 14. Skills Write down some skills you have. Like Photoshop, Leadership, etc.
  15. 15. Certifications (If you have any)
  16. 16. Extra activities including social service or other important information you want to share with the employer
  17. 17. Do not use less word spacing!
  18. 18. Review the job description carefully
  19. 19. Use a clear font
  20. 20. Take advantage of bold, underline and italic
  21. 21. Make sure your resume is attractive and concise Example of information that will not be of any use to the employer in most cases: • Married with 2 kids • Travelled to Mauritius last year • Was selected as the class representative in Grade-4.
  22. 22. The first 10 -20 seconds are important.
  23. 23. Your resume should be love at first sight.
  24. 24. Of your resume
  25. 25. Ask your friends for a proof reading session
  26. 26. Print your CV and read in reverse order
  27. 27. Make sure to highlight accomplishments
  28. 28. Quantify achievements Try describing in terms of quantity for achievements Examples: • Led a team to increase sales by 23% • Managed a budget of 1.2 Million USD • Developed a marketing plan, reducing the budget by 10% and increasing sales by 12% • Increased the number of awards for the company by achieving a standard • Supervised 24 employees
  29. 29. Name the Resume/CV professional Resume1.docx , Resume3214.pdf, 3216_resume.pdf, 123.doc Firstname_LastName Resume.pdf, FirstNameLastName.pdf, Resume_FirstName.pdf,
  30. 30. Send a PDF! PDF viewers come with every operating system and is the best way to send a resume.
  31. 31. Also remember… Network
  32. 32. Good luck with the job hunt Thank you for viewing this presentation. Do not forget to share this with your colleagues

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