Talent – Check ✅
Skills – Check ✅
EXCITED – Check ✅
Resume – Check ✅
If everything is checked, then what is stopping you from getting your dream job? is it the wrong timing, the wrong place, or the wrong content present on your resume?
I often thought that resume is something that showcases your skills and talent on paper. Yes, a resume is meant for that, but is that enough to showcase your skills? what should be the content of the resume? should it be based on the day to day activities you do, or the achievements of your job?
This is where, most of the people, including me, failed. That’s when, I decided to research on resume writing and came up with the most basic mistakes, which people make with their resumes
- Your resume should have the milestones achieved from your current or previous job. No employer is interested to read what you do daily. That is a job activity and not an achievement!
- Your resume should be readable – which means, your resume should attract the employer’s eyes when they skim it. Nobody will read a full resume for the first time. Only if your profile interests them, your resume will be reviewed and read completely
- Provide the right details – but do NOT overload the details! make your resume as short and crisp as possible. A one-page resume is an all-time favorite!
- Good with graphics? an infographic resume can also make you stand outside the crowd! try using an infographic template that can help you add more content in less space!
- Grammatical errors are a big No-No! Read.Read.Read.Read and Read and then forward your resumes
- Make sure you highlight what you know and highlight what you can do to benefit the employer. Everyone looks for benefits!
- Have your resumes built based on the profile you are applying for? Generic resumes may not work everywhere
- Try to be as accurate and honest with what you write on your resume
Hope this helps! Happy Weekend!