In building my resume, what characteristics are most important?
Just want to know if I should be focusing on research, internships, volunteer opportunities or certifications? #career #career-counseling #career-choice #resume #recruiting #resume-writing #recruitment #job-application
In building a good resume you must do several things to make your resume stand out:
1. Make sure you have an area named QUALIFICATIONS because that is one of the most valuable areas on a resume. This is wear you show your skills and sometimes accomplishments which hopefully fit with the job description that you are sending your resume to. Job descriptions are also very valuable because you know exactly what skills the company is looking for and you can expand on those skills and accomplishments in this EXPERIENCE Area on the resume.
2. Research the company and find our exactly what they do, and how you would fit into this company as far as what you could bring to this position. In a cover letter you can talk about how you feel this company is a good match for you because (then you explain why you would like an interview with them, and that your skills are compatible with theirs.
3. Check on the education area and see what kind of degrees people have or if they have certifications and then
you can also explain why you might be a good candidate to fill the position, that is if your skills match what they want.
4. Your strengths, skills and education are all very important in many jobs, and you have to make sure that the reader of the resume sees that you are very qualified for this job, and would be an exceptional candidate.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO RELATE YOUR JOB SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO WHAT THE COMPANY IS ASKING FOR IN THE JOB DESCRIPTION If your job skills don't match with the company's needs your resume might end up in the basket.
5. BOTTOM LINE IS TO: RESEARCH, HAVE THE RIGHT SKILLS, SHOW ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GET CLUES FROM THE JOB DESCRIPTION.
Follow these suggestions and I am sure you will be a great candidate for the right company!! do your best and be positive in the interviewing process. Good Luck
Education should be clearly identified. Where you went to school, what you studied and what degree you earned. Year of degree is not critical.
Experience should be chronological with the most recent experience near the top of your resume. Include company name, your title, dates of employment. Bullet point your responsibilities and results in an easy to read format.
If you're a student, include involvement and leadership in extra curricular activities/clubs/etc.
Recruiters spend very little time scanning hundreds or resumes sometimes, so make sure it's an easy to read format. Long drawn out paragraphs may never be read. For me, the first thing I check for is the degree (critical in my company) so don't make a recruiter dig to find it.
No mistakes! Use spell and error check. Have a friend look it over. You don't want to miss out because of an error that you shoud've caught.
Relevancy to the job you're applying.
First, Read very well the job description of the vacancy you are applying for .
Then, Insure that you use the same keywords used in this description in your CV under the job roles of your current or previous positions( your experience part)
As with this big deal of CVs which recruiter has to review; at the end he will only review your qualification and check if you actually are doing what he needs in the vacant position or not.
Hope that helps!