Ever sent through a job application to a company and never even got that “your application was unsuccessful” message? I think those hurt more than receiving such a message. Well at least for myself. I’d rather get a follow up response than nothing at all. That way I know where i stand. Even more so, I can give them a call and ask for further information so to improve for the future. I write this text because most companies take a first glance at your resume and never bet an eye on it again. For many reasons that I want to address.
I remember back in grade 9 when I was learning how to draft a CV, i would browse through a number of templates to find the perfect one for myself. Interesting enough the shortest CV I came across was somewhat 3 pages excluding appendices. Today, that’s too long of a CV that no one has the time to go through so many pages.
When drafting your resume, you need to make sure that page you give through is attractive enough to for the employer not to throw it in the trash. Instead be interested tor find out more that way they give you a call for an interview.
Resume tips and tricks.
I have formulated a few tips to help you get started.
- Select the best template you can find.
- Find the most legible and professional font.
- Be as consistent as possible.
- Be creative but concise.
- Tailor it to suit the job you are applying for.
- Edit until you do not know what to edit anymore.
PRO TIPThe best resumes are clear, concise and easy to read.
What to avoid
- Cluttering your resume is the first mistake many people make.
- Avoid having spelling errors.
- Vague and unclear information is what outs of the employer.
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