How To Write A Good Resume
Getting up to go to an important job interview involves a number of things. Picking out the right outfit, grooming yourself, preparing yourself psychologically for the questions that are going to be sent your way — writing a resume is no different.
When you give a potential employer your resume, you are giving them a surrogate version of yourself. If everything is in order, and your experience is laid out clearly for them to see, then you will have passed the first barrier to getting a job.
When a resume appears sloppy or unprofessional, it is not uncommon for those in charge of hiring to throw it aside without even looking at it — no matter what the qualifications of the applicant are.
Resume writing is about constantly improving the look and quality of the document. Here are some tips on how to be an excellent resume writer, and how to get a chance at your dream job:
- Look online for "templates" of resumes that may be similar to yours. With a clean, professional template, you can slot in your information and be sure that your future employers will like what they see.
- Buy a book on how to write a professional resume.
- Dot all your "i"s and cross all your "t"s. It's amazing how often a stellar job applicant will be tossed aside due to a spelling or grammar error on their resume.
- Stand apart from the crowd. Don't be too flashy, but keep in mind that there may be hundreds of applicants for the position you are applying for. Professionalism always takes the fore, but high-grade paper, a slightly unique font, and a subdued color pattern may put you ahead of the game.
Maintain the attitude that you and the company you are applying to are a perfect match. Letting your employers know that you are exited and happy to be working for them is the best way to put yourself out ahead of the crowd.