Barrie Adams http://joblistghana.com 2m 528
The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
A good resume is a gateway to a new or better employment. A professionally and a high quality written resume will open your doors to several job opportunities and put you ahead in an interview. A resume that is far attractive and it wills serve to convince the potential employers that you have the right qualities that they require. A well written resume can be your ticket to an interview. You should therefore match the contents of your resume with what the employers want and demonstrate that you can be an asset to the company.
Employers often read the first part of your resume to understand the kind of person you are, you should therefore put the most important information at the beginning pages of your resume.
Always write high standard resume, you should invest money and time to produce a quality and professionally appealing one. Avoid the use of special effects in printing your resume and always use your glossy paper.
You should make your resume to be very clear, simple and must follow the recommended layout; it should indicate the most important fact about you, your skills, education and employment history. It should be tailored to match the specific requirements for the job, though it should be broad based especially when it will be send to various employers.
Make your resume brief: Most employers require a resume that is concise, brief and to the point; it should be easy to read. A good resume should not be more than two pages in length. Remember potential employers take only 30 seconds in deciding whether to accept your resume or not.
All inclusive: A good resume should cover all the four areas of your professional conduct. It should contain your skills, abilities, education, experience and accomplishments.
Specificity: Be specific with the information contained in your resume. Only include information that is relevant to the job and the employer. Don’t make your resume to be a biography about you but only tailor it to the needs of the specific job.
Spark the interest of the employer: Your resume is the number one thing required by your employer before they meet you. Write it in a compelling manner that they can pick their phones and invite you for an interview.
Research about the skills and duties of the potential job: You should learn more about the job description and the nature and the history of the organization. Including this in your resume will make it effective.
Address the requirements of the job: You should address the requirements of the job in your resume. Address the requirements of the position as stated in the advertisement. This is critical to a successful resume and it will guarantee you an interview.
Always revise the resume: A resume is your profile and it is ever growing or changing. You should always revise your resume to match the shifting goals of the job market. You should rewrite your resume to reflect your growth professionally and personally and to create new versions.
Barrie Adams is an experienced writer/HR consultant with works currently published in Careers Africa and other related magazines and websites for Jobs in Ghana.