Your resume is the defining instrument to help summarize and define your professional and academic experience. Writing the perfect resume is more of an art form than an automated process, and it should be concise, to the point, and easy to read. Employers go through hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes on a daily basis, and there might be a chance that yours might be glossed over. Don’t be disheartened, and take it as an opportunity to try to improve upon your work. Remember, presentation is everything, and it’s imperative that you present and summarize your work in the best way possible.
Statistics at Zety.com show that each corporate job goes over 250 resumes for a single position, out of which 4-6 get called for an interview where one is hired. It’s a cutthroat market where the odds are against you. Now more than ever, it is important to have a resume tailored to the industry and position you’re looking into. Below we’ll go through some important tips when creating your resume.
It’s a point to always make sure that you have your most recent experience listed on top. Try to keep your experience and skill description tailored according to the job description. For example, if you’re going for a more technical position like engineering, try listing your skills and certifications on the top or in a side-by-side format. If you are a relatively fresh graduate looking for your first professional job, try listing education and certifications on top, followed by your professional experiences!
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