When applying for a job, your résumé becomes your first spokesperson and must capture a recruiter’s attention within six seconds. It is not impossible to do, but it is not something that it is easily done either. As a job seeker in today’s business environment, you have to create and submit an excellent résumé that gives a comprehensive view of your career history in a brief and easy-to-comprehend way.
The purpose of a résumé is for you to secure an interview, thus you have to ensure that there are no spelling errors and skills or job titles that are not related to the job posting. Moreover, your résumé should never be generic, to avoid it being sent to the “circular file” immediately.
A résumé must be immaculately written, proofread and spell-checked. If you are applying as a translator or interpreter, which are jobs for language professionals, you have to show that you have great command of the written word.
As a modern job seeker, you need to understand the modern way of presenting yourself through your résumé that’s tailored to the company and the job you wish to gain. This means there are some items that should be in it in the same manner that there are things you do not have to include. What you have learned, contributed and earned are the most important things employers want to see in a résumé, according to the founder of Résumé Writers’ Ink and executive career coach Tina Nicolai.
When writing a résumé, you do not have to include every detail of your career history, but only those that matter to the company and the job, and the things that must be there are the following:
As a job-seeker, you must understand that applying for a job and getting hired today is more competitive than ever. Today, you have to submit a résumé that looks very polished and relevant – like a recruiter had already thoroughly screened it. Remember that recruiters and HR personnel receive thousands of job applications and they do not have time (or the resources) to do lengthy screening processes by phone just to get specific and relevant information. Save the rest for the interview.
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