The best-written resume is worthless if no one sees it!
In recent years it becomes increasingly popular to join the LinkedIn or Facebook social networking websites for professionals, where you may search for jobs and have your keyword-optimized, rich content profile with a 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 and 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 resume should not include sensitive information as they could show a lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.
Your Resume Reviewing
Once you have finished writing your resume, give it to several people for resume reviewing. Ask them for suggestions on ways you can improve your resume. In many cases, a fresh set of eyes can catch errors or obvious omissions.
Once you have finished writing your resume, consider the following points in your resume reviewing:
- Have you included all the best reasons for hiring you?
- Is all information relevant to your job target?
- Does the resume flow from one section to the other in a logical fashion?
- Are the statements you made in your summary elaborated in the body of your resume?
- Are there any spelling, typing, or grammatical errors?
In addition to demonstrating your experience, qualifications and achievements, ensure that your resume illustrates the personal and professional characteristics that employers look for in a candidate.
Which of the following characteristics would an employer see in you as they review your resume?
Reliability: The ability to follow through on your commitments, and keep management informed of potential problems so that they can be resolved in time to get the job done.
Analytical Skills: The ability to evaluate a situation, consider different alternatives, and come up with a reasoned approach.
Communication: The ability to clearly present ideas both verbally and in written form both to team members and management.
Dedication: The ability and desire to do what it takes to get the job done.
Team Building: The ability to build rapport with others and work well as a member of a team.
Integrity: Being honest and taking responsibility for your actions.
Confidence: Being self-assured, confident, and poised when communicating with employees of all levels within the company, customers, and the general public.
Efficiency: A desire to identify and improve systems or processes in an effort to save time, reduce costs, and improve products and services.
Leadership: Capability to direct and motivate a team and provide guidance toward a successful outcome.
Knowledge: Expertise or knowledge in a specific area or the ability to gain new knowledge quickly.
Motivation: A desire to take on extra challenges and to succeed at what you are doing.
Ownership: Taking pride and ownership in your work and wanting to always do the best job possible.
Once you have made any necessary edits to your resume, again give it to several people for resume reviewing
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 the grammatical, punctuation and usage errors in English or other language or if you need help in resume reviewing, bring it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have difficulty with your resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your CV or resume.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
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Good luck with your resume reviewing!