Making Your Resume Work For

UnCategorized More people than ever are out there looking for jobs, and consequently the employment search climate is extremely .petitive. One way you can help yourself to stand out from the herd is to have a really terrific resume. Don’t take yourself out of the running by making silly mistakes on this all-important document. — Remember what a resume is for. A resume’s purpose is not to get you a job, rather, it’s to get you an interview that will hopefully lead to the job! You have to be willing to do a little homework and get to know something about your potential employer. Visit the .pany’s website. What is its overall tone? Is it low-key, or do you get the sense that the environment there is extremely serious? You must tailor the tone of your own resume to match the job’s. Find out what the job you are seeking entails exactly, and then word your experience to match the demands of the work. — Do not send out volumes of one-size-fits-all resumes and cover letters, hoping one of them will stick. Chances are that will only waste your time and money: use the step above to make each resume fit each specific position you are applying for. — Once you have written out and revised your resume for content, take a good hard look at it and have others give you their advice and frank opinions about its visual appeal. Does it look professional? Did you use a couple of different types of fonts, bold face type for headings, and bullet points to break up text? An employer is not going to wade through a sea of words to find your qualifications, so keep it short and sweet and clear. A good way to test for visual appeal is to hold your document an arm’s length away from your face. Now squint your eyes. If you can see clear breaks in the text of your resume even when it’s blurry, that’s a very good sign. Make sure all of your margins line up correctly and that there is visual balance between the top and bottom. For example, if you have a long horizontal line underneath your name at the top, you should have the same line at the bottom to make it look balanced. — Now proofread, proofread, and proofread! Nothing turns off an employer more than glaring grammatical mistakes and typos. This document must be perfect to even be considered, so make sure you don’t overlook this critical step. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: