Everyone deserves a chance at employment, but how will an applicant stand out from the rest? A well-written resume is a way for applicants to impress potential employers even before they step into the office for a face-to-face interview. Here’s how to craft a résumé that can land an applicant their dream job.
Resumes must be kept on a single page unless one has extensive professional experience that is related to the field of work they are applying for. Headings must be organized and prioritized, with the contact information on the top part. Texts can be easily read by neatly placing statements in bullets. For fonts, it is best to go for standard styles like Times New Roman, Candara, Verdana, Helvetica, and other similar-looking styles. Texts should also be at 10 to 12 pt.
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After listing one’s contact information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, contact number) comes the work objective. This must clearly state which position the applicant is applying for and their skills that are related to the job opening. This must be written with sincerity and must support the company’s call for the opening. Everything that comes next in the resume must be written to support the objective.
Academic and work history
Applicants must clearly state their school, degree, major, and graduation date. Other education and courses like exchange programs, vocational training, and certification must also be listed in this part. Work history must be written from latest to oldest.
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List important skills
Skills are the selling point of one’s resume. It must be backed up with convincing evidence. Computer language, lab techniques, and tech skills can be listed here.
As for references, it is not necessary for one to fit it on the first page. Applicants may send it only when it is required. Otherwise, they can put references on a separate page.