HOW TO WRITE A RESUME
Your resume (sometimes called your “CV”) is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have – if your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you’re going to have trouble getting the job you want – or even an interview. Taking the time to work on your resume is really important. The information on this page offers some tips and advice on how to make your resume the best it can be.
1. Format Your Resume Wisely can Go a Long Way
4. Format Your Resume for the Industry You Are Trying To Fit.
Make sure your formatting is consistent throughout: font size, style, and type.
Make sure your writing is error-free, grammatically-correct, and clean. A crisp type and paper will make a good impression for you.
2. Emphasize Accomplishments and not merely Job Descriptions
Focus on the tasks you performed and not what your job was
Following one or two top line job description list your accomplishments
Convey for point what was the benefit of having done what you did.
Accomplishments should be unique to you and your qualities.
5. Network. Network. Network.
Leverage your personal business contacts, people you’ve worked for or who worked for you.
Tell vendors and sales representatives you’ve dealt with in the past five years that you are open for offers.
Use digital networking platforms such as linkedin and bumble bizz.
3. Try to Give Your Accomplishments a Quantitative Measurement.
Highlight specific achievements that demonstrate a picture of your marketability
Quantify such achievements to ensure greater confidence in the recruiter
Work backwards to quantify your accomplishments by asking, If I had not done X, what could have happened?