Resumes is the first level of introduction between a candidate to a potential employer.
It lacks any form of human interaction but it is a written representation of you, in hope of describing yourself to the potential employer.
Here are some tips that I would like to share
Content is king
To quote my friend, “Content is king”. That means that your design is not priority – do only what is enough. Not too much colours, not too fancy. Keep it simple and light.
Instead of just stating what you did, focus on “your experience”. If you did a part time job, describe what you learnt, what was the outcome, what failed and how you solved it. Be specific, include keywords and numbers when you can. Worked in a group of 10 people to organize … a total of 200 participants. You can talk on the following:
- Subjects and Projects
- Working experiences and skills
What to include?
You must write a proper, formal email. Remember, this is even more crucial than your resume, because your resume is an attachment. If it is a general email, do include a cover letter. Click here on tips on writing a formal email.
Also, get an email account with your proper name. Do not use “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Some ads will provide a whatsapp number for candidates to contact. Treat them as emails and contact only during office hours.