| Rock Your Resumé
Learning to write a resumé is one of the most important skills you’ll ever acquire. It is the key to the door of employment, so consider the following tips when preparing yours
Tell them what they wanna hear (without lying, of course). Don’t create a generic resumé and send it out to everyone you know; use job postings and descriptions to generate a customized resumé and repeat those key words noted in the job posting. For instance, if the employer is seeking an organized person who can multi-task, and that sounds like you, then tell them so.
Brainstorm your ideas rather then diving straight into the writing. Write out all of the main assets you bring to the post and then prioritize those that you consider your “top qualifications”. Ensure that as you go into the writing process, you are scattering those key qualities throughout.
Don’t be afraid to boast because, essentially, you’re selling yourself to prospective employers. It’s a great idea to have a running list of your accomplishments and awards, but if you haven’t been up-keeping a list regularly, then sit down and rack your brain to think of anything that could enhance your chances. Volunteer work, certificates, additional courses and conferences, are all things to mention when appropriate.
Know the importance of your “objective”. An objective should be stated at the very top of your resumé. It should be short and sweet and very direct. This is where you show your focus. In one sentence, demonstrate your direction and your intention.
Show multi-dimension. Through your interests and activities, you have an opportunity to show your prospective employer what a layered individual you are. While some areas of your resumé ought to be focused (such as your objective, as discussed above), this is an area where you can get them excited about what kind of person you are, since personality is often a huge consideration for employers.
Rouse their interests. There’s no need to weigh your resumé down with lengthy information. Be confident enough to believe that you’ll have the opportunity to elaborate during your in-person interview. Rather, the goal of your resumé is to peak the interests of your prospective employer, and succinctly demonstrate yourself as the best person for the job.