If you have acquired several interviews after submitting your resume to prospective employers, it shows that you produced great, professional curriculum vitae.
To go straight to that interview, you have to provide a resume that pops out from the rest of the bunch. It should also include keywords that will catch the eye of job recruiters.
Although grammar and spelling are important for excellent content, candidates should also remember to showcase their skills and capabilities in their CVs that are relevant to the job position that they are after.
Suggestions That You Need To Remember To Stand Out
1. Set an objective that visibly asserts the job you are applying for and how you anticipate doing well in that position. The aim must be tailor-made, particularly for the company at which you are a potential candidate. The objective should be brief and straight to the point, no longer than 2-3 sentences. It should be located on top of the page following your name, address and contact details.
2. Make use of bullet points to showcase your skills and achievements. Recruiters do not spend much time reading resumes since they have to deal with plenty of applicants within the day. Long paragraphs are typically ignored. Bulleted points will catch their attention immediately and they do not offer clutter in the form of excessive words that do not add any substance to the content.
3. Provide each and every point with action words that are identifiable and relevant with accomplishing things. Sample action words that frequently catch the eye of HR personnel and recruiters include “created, targeted, developed, delivered and built.” Those words are proof that you have achieved accomplishments from making use of your skills.
4. Make use of numbers to exemplify your achievements each time it is possible.
5. Adapt your resume to the individual prospective employer by showcasing achievements and previous experiences that have an effect in the field. Make a listing of job experiences that display your background and your achievements in the field that you are a candidate for. Once you have input your job experiences, you can add in the responsibilities and tasks that you have accomplished that are the same as the duties needed in the job position that you are applying for.
6. If you are after a job that necessitates a particular certification or degree, you should put the educational part of the resume close to the top, following the objective. Those are the main details that the potential employer requires before you are considered a likely candidate for the job.
7. Steer clear of other details that are not exactly relevant to the job position you are applying for, like whether you are married or single. Recruiters will ignore that information unless the detail is relevant to the position.
About Personal References
Even though it is not needed in the resume and cover letter, candidates are often requested to provide their potential employers with a list of references once they are shortlisted. It is important that you have a list of references ready when the demand for it happens.
1. Do not use somebody as a reference unless you have the permission of the individual
2. A fellow employee, a former superior or a professor make great reference choices.
3. Your parents, friends, family or guardian are not ideal references since they will seem prejudiced.
4. Do not use people you did not get along with at work as references. Same with jobs you have been dismissed from.
5. Make sure that you keep your references informed on your current job standing so they are ready anytime the recruiter contacts them.
Presenting CVs Online
If you are going to email a CV or resume, you will be presented with two options. You can put the resume within the body of the email or you can send the resume as an attachment.
However before you send the resume as an attachment, first check the job listing to see if the recruiter gave a favored method. Formatting is also important—the most accepted formats come in .doc and PDF forms.
Then again, double-check whether the company has a preferred format. You may also need to add in a concise cover letter in the email body. Input similar basic details that you would place in a standard cover letter.
If you have any questions or need more help in zeroing in on the most crucial resume details, please leave me a message below.