Tips On Making A Resume That Is Concise And Interesting


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Many people think that the longer their resumes are, the better chances they'll have in getting hired. I'm sorry to say but HR personnels toss resumes that are heavy in the eyes. Here are some tips that will help you make a resume that's short and effective.

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Tips On Making A Resume That Is Concise And Interesting

  1. 1. Tips on Making a Resume That is Concise and Interesting It’s no secret that your resume is an important sales tool. Every recruiter, hiring manager and decision maker will need a copy of your resume at some point. When making a resume that provides results, there are a few essential tips to take note of. Tip #1: Only include important content. When making a resume, approach it from the perspective that each word needs to have a purpose. That purpose is dictated by the position you are aiming for. What education is required? Which of your skills must be mentioned? Are additional certifications or special talents important? Your resume needs to highlight your essential skills, education and strengths needed to effectively perform the duties of THIS position. (Notice specific emphasis on “this”.) Undoubtedly you have additional strengths, yet as much as you want to show off your additional abilities, keep your content relevant. Tip #2: Every job seeker has three types of skills. These skills include personal, transferable and job related. When making a resume, only transferable and job related skills need to be focused on. There is no purpose to including your personal skills. These skills include those characteristics innate to you such as being dependable, honest and ethical. Anyone can claim these values and because you have limited space (1-2 pages) on your CV, you want to highlight skills that are verifiable and proven. For example, a potential employer can verify your job title, dates of employment, and sales growth or customer service satisfaction ratings. It is much more difficult to verify your reliability. Leave personal values off of your resume. Instead, have others speak of them through letters of recommendation and testimonials. Tip #3: When making a resume that gets results, make your content clear and easy to understand. Depending on your experience and employment history, you may find yourself including certifications, training and other information. Be careful not to use abbreviations and industry jargon. Many human resource persons are not up to speed with industry terminology and you want to get rid of the risk of generating questions about your candidacy. Write your content in a way that takes the guesswork out of your certifications, training and skills for maximum effectiveness. Making a resume demands thought and purpose. After you draft it, have someone else proof read it to provide you with feedback. Identify what needs explaining and what may not read well. Make sure it is well suited to the functions listed in the job description.