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How would i write a resume and tips can i use to write on?

how would i write a resume and tips can i use to write on

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Jacqueline’s Answer

hi Iola, i agree with Eric that the resume should have the audience in mind. Sometimes, u will need to tweak resume for the actual role you are applying for. Your resume has to attract the reader to go beyond the first paragraph..

- focus on what is relevant on the job you are applying for.
- highlight relevant outcomes or accomplishments . Some people state what they do on the job - it is not impactful unless you state what you have accomplished in those examples. If you are starting out, this could be a relevant field of studies or project work or what you are passionate about achieving.
- ideally not more than 2 pages, lots of ready format that you can use from Microsoft Word/online to adapt from.
- spellchecked, grammatically correct, working links - it show how much you care about your work and the quality you deliver
- add links to your linkedin account ( if you dont have one, consider creating one - for professional profile)
- add a cover letter when sending resume - to increase the level of engagement and it also shows your interest to find out more on the role.

Last but not least, consider talking to people already in professions you are interested in, maybe they can give you great insights on what hiring managers look for in those roles . - Good luck !
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Eric’s Answer

Iola, it is good that you are paying attention to the importance of a resume. A resume should be written with the audience in mind. For a resume, the audience is the potential employer within a given field. Depending on how specialized the field is will determine how specific the potential employer might be in looking for specific skills and educational courses related to the job. A former supervisor of mine used to ask younger employees to answer the question, "What do you do?". This was to help them to better understand exactly what roles that an employee assumes within a given field. Understanding what you will be doing in your field of study will help you to build a resume that will be attractive to potential employers because you will better understand your audience. For example, if you have studied to become an accountant but your resume gives the same amount of attention to financial and business classes as accounting classes that you have taken then it will not seem as though you understand the audience which is looking for detailed understanding of what accounting courses that you have taken. It is important to take the time to research what is important to the potential employer and what are the tasks and roles of your desired job. This will help you to take the courses that are most suitable to your desired field of study, obtain any necessary skills related to that field, and then sufficiently highlight those most pertinent courses and skills in your resume.
All the best,
Eric
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