The best written resume is worthless if no one sees it!
In recent years it become increasable popular to join the LinkedIn or XING social networking websites for professionals, where you may search for jobs and have your keyword-optimized, rich content profile with current resume. Hiring managers use them more frequently to consult your profile and supplement or check against the resume you send along. If you do not have an account, create one and include your social media link(s) on your resume.
However, you should manage your online presence. You should eliminate any photos and statements that could reflect poorly on you. From an employer’s point of view, someone who emphasizes partying on a social networking site is not focused on jobs and those who post complaints about work or colleagues are less desirable candidates. Online resumes should not include sensitive information as they could show lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.
Basic Resume Writing Guide
This is a very basic resume for people just out of school and looking for work.
During your basic resume writing, please replace all tags in the basic resume template e.g. [ address ] with your own information:
[ your name ]
[ address ]
[ city ], [ state/province ], [ zip code/postal code ], [ country ]
[ phone number ]
[ e-mail address]
[ One sentence or two on your career plans and objectives ]
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE: (starting with current or most recent job)
[ Dates (e.g. May, 2003 to Present)
Company Name, Location, Type of Business
Job Title, Brief description of position and duties ]
[ Date(s), Institution Name, Faculty, Location
Degree in Subject, Year Graduated
Information about thesis/dissertation, major courses, etc. ]
References available upon request.
To complete your basic resume writing check the spelling and grammar of your resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume, bring it to a professional for assistance.
- Maximizes the computer's ability to "read" your resume.
- Maximizes your ability to get hits.
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Good luck with your basic resume writing!