There are a lot of similarities between as resume and a brochure. Did you buy a product anytime. The product will have a brochure. This brochure highlights all the details about the product and makes you to buy it.
In your case you are the product and Your resume is the brochure. This is your representative with the employer even before you see each other. Make sure you send your best representative for a new assignment.
- First make a list of activities you did with all your past. Typically this document will have about 4-5 pages. List all your past from your childhood. do not leave a single issue. This is only for you, not for the employer. This is a tool for you to make your resume and customize it for each employer. let us name this document as “my future”. This will be dynamic document and will have only additions but no deletions.
- When you see an ad, see how your “my Future” Matches the requirements, and then sit on making a profile for the specific job.
- List all those relevent issues from you” my future” in this and put them in resume template you choose.
The Look and Feel of a Resume
The resume should be typically of 2 pages. It should contain all the information relevent and minimum things irrelevant.
Eg. If you are applying for the post of an engineer, If you put your hobbies as Listening to music, or your achievements as prizes in Sanskrit class, these are irrelevant. It clearly indicates that you are trying to fill up pages.
Remember your resume should stand-out in a stack. Make sure that it has enough things like formating etc, Not overly cosmetics. The format of your resume should be highlighting the subject inside .
Before sending out your resume, Ensure that there are no spelling mistakes, Duplications, gross mistakes like email mistake, wrong telephone numbers etc. Make sure that the format is good, attractive, readable and “inviting”. ( MS Office has some good templates). Use a commonly used font like Ariel or Times New Roman.
Use simple English unless you are applying for the post of a linguist.
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Originally posted 2009-02-23 05:16:00.