How to Write a Resume
If you’re looking for a job or have experienced looking for one, then you know how crucial it is to start with the right foot. For job seekers, the journey starts with writing a good resume. Without it you cannot expect to even get an invitation for an interview from the company you’re sending your resume to.
Of course, you cannot make people love you at first sight. But the good thing is that you can have them at hello (pardon the cheesy clichés; but they will surely get stuck in your memory). That is the purpose of writing a resume. Have the human resources person get interested in you enough to invite for coffee, er, an interview.
Ready to grab that invite for a job interview? Then write your resume by doing the following steps:
- Before putting down words on paper, try to look at your current employment status. Are you currently working but want to seek different opportunities or are you a fresh graduate seeking your first job? Knowing what your current status will help you write your employment objective.
- Keep in mind that what you’re writing is a resume, not a timeline in world history. Tell head hunters what you have done in the past and tell them how successful you are by stating your achievements.
- The head hunter is not your mother, so don’t expect them to like you right away. Instead, make them like you. Remember that you are trying to sell yourself here. If you don’t make a good job at it, then you’re wasting paper and the head hunter’s time.
- Read your resumes before sending them out. This is especially the case when you’re sending it by e-mail and tend to hasten on things and forget a thing or two.