If you want to have a successful resume here are 10 resume tips that can guide you to the resume that will get the attention of any employer.
1. Simplicity. A resume is first and probably last chance to ensure an interview. This is why it is important for the resume to work for you not otherwise. Use it to attract attention to your work power, achievements and technical knowledge.
2. Achievements should occupy an important place. A good idea is to use verbs like: I realized, I planned, I organized, I’ve been responsible with, I leaded, etc.
3. Inverse chronology. When you write down your experience, you have to start where you worked last, than continue to other jobs in inverse chronological order. Don’t forget to mention company name, begin and end date, job title, a short job description and your achievements. If you are looking for your first job complete any relevant experience, paid or not.
4. Honesty. If you lie in a resume, it’s not only not in your favor but at the same time you waste your employer time. Adding 6 months to a job time may seem like a good idea, but if information is verified you will lose the job. Don’t sell yourself cheap! If you feel that the two summers you were in England, working as a volunteer, helped you to better understand the country and its culture, say it!
5. IT abilities. You have to write everything you know in the computer field: hardware, software, programming languages, databases, etc. Don’t mention things you haven’t done for a long time, or worse, never did them; if you’ll be asked at the interview you will be ridiculous not knowing what to respond.
6. Education. Give the same importance to your college achievements. Anyway this is not relevant if you work in that field for more than two years.
7. Resume formatting. Don’t squeeze things in a page, if you have too much information. A three pages resume won’t be problem if the content is relevant for the job you are applying for. The potential employer will quickly lose interest if he struggles to read your resume.
8. Spelling errors. No employer will hire a person who won’t bother correcting his own mistakes. Read your resume with increased attention two or three times before sending.
9. Proofing. After you check your resume, ask another person to do the same. An eye that is not familiar with your resume may easily spot errors. Try to verify your resume after a few days.
10. References. Check your references before using their names. There is nothing worse than using a name of a person who moved or has something against you. Best people you can use for references are your current employer or a teacher from high school or college.
Hopefully this resume tips will help you improve the quality of your resume. Good luck!