Top 10 Resumes tips

Select the best resume format for your resume-

There are three types of resume formats: functional, chronological, and combination of both. It totally depends on you, your personal and professional circumstances, which one type of resume format you have to choose. So before starting to write your resume, first of all, select the best resume format for your resume. Which best fits with your skills, qualifications, and experiences.

Do Highlight Your Achievements

Indeed, highlighting your achievements (whether it be relevant experience, accomplishments, or any other) gives a clear idea to the recruiters about your relevancy to the job opportunity. Meanwhile, you’re recommended to mention and highlight the more important & relevant achievements first. Though you’re not required to mention these achievements in detail and can include in a concise way such as Implemented New Processes or Worked on Particular Projects, etc. Moreover, you are also recommended to not highlight any obvious or unnecessary skills as it can create a negative impact on the interviewer.

Don’t Forget to Check Grammatical or other related errors

Last but not least, you’re strongly recommended to proofread your resume multiple times to check for any grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, etc. Indeed, these small mistakes on your resume can make a negative impression of yours on the recruiters. You can use various online tools to check for such grammatical or other related errors. Moreover, you can also ask your friends, mentors, etc. to look over your resume and give you some suggestions or feedback regarding the same.

Proofreading and editing -

After writing a resume but before sending it to your employer. It is the most important thing that you should have to get through several rounds of proofreading your resume. To ensure that there is not any spelling or grammar mistake in your resume. If you find any mistake and any error in your resume. So you have to correct it immediately or edit it. Only after ensuring that you have written a perfect resume. You should have to send it to any company in which you want.

Do Include Your Contact Details

It is one of the basic, yet most underrated aspect by the candidates while writing a resume. You’re recommended to include your valid contact details such as email address, phone number, etc. on your resume so that recruiters can easily reach out to you for the interviews. Moreover, you can also include your LinkedIn ID or any other professional networking platform address. Meanwhile, you’re not required to mention unnecessary personal details such as religion, marital status, etc. on your resume and can avoid including unusual social media accounts link.

Do Mention Relevant Soft Skills

One of the major mistakes that most of the candidates commit while creating a professional resume is they include all the technical skills, certifications, etc. but they don’t focus on mentioning relevant soft skills. Indeed, recruiters expect from you to have relevant soft & analytical skills such as time management, leadership, team spirit, etc. along with the required technical skillset. Though you’re strongly recommended to not mention unnecessary or irrelevant soft skills instead include those skills in which you are proficient and that are relevant to the particular job profile.

Try to find the personal email address of the hiring manager.

Importance: ✸ ✸ ✸ You can always attach your resume to a generic email and send it to a generic inbox. Or you can attach your resume to a personalized email and send it to your hiring manager. Some hiring managers may not appreciate receiving unsolicited resumes. At the same time, if you know how to send an email to a hiring manager you know that you aren’t sending it unannounced. Right: You establish contact via a referral or LinkedIn before sending your resume. Wrong: Sending a cold-call email to an unknown hiring manager.

Create a professional email address.

Importance: ✸ ✸ ✸ ✸ ✸ ✸ Out of all of the resume building tips listed, this may seem too obvious. But it’s worth mentioning because the use of an unprofessional email address will get you rejected 76% of the time. So, if you haven’t already done so, ditch that email address you’ve been using since high school. Choose a professional email provider like Gmail or Outlook. Use your name. Right:

john.smith@gmail.com 

Wrong:

johnlikesgrapes@hotmail.com

Giving vague employment dates

"When headhunters or gatekeepers see dates on your resume that don't include months, they automatically assume something's wrong. If they suspect you're hiding a gap in employment, they'll assume the worst, and they'll view you as dishonest for attempting to deceive them. If they're busy, they'll trash the resume instead of wondering what the gaps are about." – Giacomo Giammatteo, owner and author at Inferno Publishing Company "Use a chronological format with an emphasis on results over the past three to seven years. Many candidates, especially those with lots of experience, are being encouraged to keep their resume at a page or less. The fact is, we need context, so if a resume [is two pages], that is OK. Having said that, most of the details need to be in the recent timeframe so that your audience gets clarity on your context, responsibilities and accomplishments." – John Light, partner at Evolving Talent Group

Letting inconsistencies slip through

"Every once in a while, someone will forget to recheck their dates, job titles or job duties. For me, this is worse than typos. These days, most HR professionals search on LinkedIn and across social media accounts to vet potential employees. If your start dates, titles or duties do not line up, it can raise red flags to employers. It leaves us thinking, 'Are they lying on their resume or on LinkedIn? Or both?' It immediately disqualifies a candidate. I always encourage people to double-check their resume. An inconsistency could be an honest mistake that costs you the job." – Adele Alligood, HR consultant and engagement manager for EndThrive

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