Are you looking at creating the right first impression, at the very first look? Then why wait, start documenting your self-promotional document, with finesse, to reach that pinnacle of success you dream of…
Why do we need a résumé, while seeking a job?
Well, for starters, your resume is the document that can help you get an invitation to attend a job interview. The very purpose of the document is to inform your new prospective employer about what you did in the past, how you progressed in field of your qualification and also what all you have managed to accomplish for yourself that are very relevant to your job profile. Never make the mistake of making this document look like your confessional document as to what you always wanted to do and were stuck doing other things in life that will definitely not impress your new employer. Point to be considered is that this has got to do all about ‘YOU’, what you did and will also reflect up on how you would be able to perform in the future desired job.
How to write a résumé?
The best step towards job seeking is an impressive resume. As they say ‘Your first impression is the last impression’- and one would not like to create the wrong one right at the beginning. There are few steps that you should follow strictly while writing your résumé. Like:
- Always mention clearly, your name, address and contact number. So that you can be contacted easily if your resume is short listed for an interview.
- Never forget to mention your objectives. A resume without an objective is like ‘living life without a breath’. Your objective needs to be customised each time you target a new job, as it should befit the profile you are aiming at.
- Educational qualification is the highlight of your résumé; it spells out whether or not you are qualified and deserve the job opportunity given to you.
- Your previous job experience, if any, need to clearly state the skills that you acquired while at job and how it has helped you hone your talents to the best of your knowledge.
- Work experience encompasses the entire detail history of your previous job, name of the company, its location, date of employment there, responsibilities undertaken by you, your designation, and the specific skills that you required while carrying out your duties.
- The other information that you could use are the extra curricular activities that you might be good at, right from being a keen athlete, also to the skill that helps your resume get a boost is ‘oratory’. Always remember ‘your communication skills count wherever you go’
- References need to be furnished only if asked for. Ensure that you have approached your contacts who have agreed to give their approval to use their names as references for you.
- Always check for any grammatical errors before finally printing your resume. As these silly mistakes will be considered as carelessness on your part. If need be ask any person who is qualified enough to proofread your resume before submission.
Here are few sample resumes that you can have a look at, while trying to write the best for yourself.