• Chantal Porter

How to Write a Resume

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Regardless of the category that you fall in, employed, unemployed, transitioning you should have a great resume. The job hunt officially starts when you submit your resume for revision. Your resume is actually what your employers will look at to determine whether or not they want to know more about you. What does this mean? It should be well written, detailed and organized. In most instances, you will find a resume with a cover letter. The resume explicitly states your qualifications, whereas the cover letter discusses why you are the best candidate for the job.

What is a resume?

A resume is a comprehensive document that highlights your skills, experience, and achievements.

Resumes tend to differ in terms of the role applied for, experience, and purpose. If this is your first time creating a resume, it is always good to research resume samples that you can use online. You should be able to find a ton of free resume templates! After all, you might not know what to include in the resume. That's where I come in, here are some tips that you can use to create the perfect resume.

Tips for the Perfect Resume

1. Research sample resumes within your field of expertise-

This background knowledge will help you to create a competitive resume that stands out from the competition.

2. Create an objective that is specific to the role you are seeking-

General objectives are a major turn off for employers. Ensure that your objective is always tailored to the job description on your resume. This shows your employer that you are serious about the job and you also understand what is required.

3. Always match your skills to the ones discussed in the job advertisement-

It makes no sense to send in a resume that is abstract. Your skills must match the skills that the potential employer is looking for to ensure that you get the interview.

4. Include your contact details-

This information must be present on your resume. A resume without relevant contact information is useless to you and the employer.

5. Include your achievements and relevant experience-

Employers prefer to hire experienced individuals. The resume you send to them must showcase your range of skills, experience, and your aptitude to fill the vacancy they currently have. In other words, the resume must show the employer why they need you.

I do hope you found these tips useful! You can also subscribe to receive your free resume and cover letter template.


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