Let Your Resume Speak of Your Mettle
Getting a job is all about impressing upon the interviewer about why you could be of vital importance to the organization. With the competition for job seekers increasing every day, finding the right employment could be a challenging task.
The job market in India and world over today is especially challenging for students, graduates, and people re-entering into workforce or changing positions. For a single position, there are thousands of candidates and all come with their own skills and expertise. So, is there a way to increase your chances of getting hired? As a matter of fact, there is. The resume is the first thing that is presented before an employer even before a face to face interview takes place. Getting shortlisted for the interview is about how impressive the resume is.
As a highly strategic means of business communication for your compatibility to the position, there is good news that one need not be William Shakespeare to impress. All that needs to be presented before the interviewer is a well organized, solid and professional resume which in many cases is seen as the characteristic traits of the candidate itself.
It would be pertinent to ask yourself “What can possibly make my resume stand out and the employer to think of me as a possible candidate?” if you are Googled for the answer, there would be several answers, something that will make you more confused than organized.
A single professionally written resume should be the best fit for the several jobs you may choose to be applying for. It should have the content that is directed towards the specific requirement of the company and this varies between organizations. It will be advisable to include reasons that would make you a valuable addition to the workplace of the organization and this will take a lot of research about the organization itself. But as they say, “hard work pays for itself” and rightly so. It is better to have your skills and experience make your headline than a descriptive objective. The recruiter may not like it.
It will also be advisable to space your critical experiences first and then go to the basic information. Designer fonts and other graphical elements are a strict no-no, except if you are applying for the job of a graphic designer or illustrator. Quantify whatever possible as the recruiter will go more by number than have the time to read out detailed experiences. Lastly it is better to keep your resume small and simple. No one has the time to read out a biography.
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