Tips and tricks for writing the perfect resume
Knowing how to write a resume that gets noticed is tedious, exhausting, and overall, confusing.
If you’re not sure your resume stacks up, take a look at our tips and tricks to get the ball rolling.
Refine your knowledge and showcase your skills
If you’ve previously worked in the industry you’re applying for a position in, take care not to copy and paste your skills and responsibilities in each of your job overviews. If your potential employer reads the same points they have made on the selection criteria word for word on your resume, they’re going to paint a very small picture of what you can bring to the table. Structure a description of your previous roles or experience so that each task remains clear and distinctive.
If you have no industry experience, let your potential employer know what benefits you can bring to the table. Veer away from listing skills that have nothing to do with the position and instead focus on transferable skills, such as customer service and administration experience that you will be able to refine for an industry-specific setting.
Do your research
To get a step closer to the interview process, you will need to know more about the company than simply its name. Do your homework before applying for a position and get digging for information that isn’t plastered on the company’s job advertisement.
Company websites, LinkedIn, social media outlets, and even background research on the company leader will not go astray. The more you know about a company, the more you can determine the kinds of skills and knowledge that are going to be prioritised.
Make your resume objective count. After all, this is the space in your resume that reflects what you want from a job. Does your objective reflect the qualities of the job you are applying for?
Think outside the box
As a rule, the resumes that stand out are the ones employers will remember. So, have a think about how your resume can capture the eye – in a good way.
What industry are you hoping to dive into? Think about getting creative with your presentation - what’s going to make you piece of paper stand out above all others?
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