A resume is the most important piece of professional branding for anyone looking for a new job.
But what should you write?
And how should you use it?
Here’s what we’ve learnt from a new study.
1: How to use your resume for the interview 1.1 What you need to say to get the most out of your resume How to set the tone of your message.
Your resume should reflect the people you work with.
The key to a successful resume is to convey the breadth of experience, your current position, the skills and experience of your team and the skills you are expected to bring to the table.
In a perfect world, your resume should also reflect the job responsibilities you have in mind.
What are you doing for a living?
What do you do as an employee?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What will you bring to your new role?
Write it like it is. 2: What you should write in your resume 2.1 Where you should place your keywords 2.2 What you must say in your introduction 3: What your words mean 3.1 Why it matters to employers What employers want to hear is how you will be able to deliver the job you are looking for.
You should also highlight what skills you bring, such as being able to adapt to a variety of environments and meeting deadlines.
If you have a passion for travel or technology, write about your expertise in one area.
Make sure you have an idea for how you could improve the company’s operations.
4: What the employers should pay attention to 4.1 Who you are and what you do The most important thing is to get a job offer.
Your profile should make it clear that you have experience, but it is also important to tell employers you have not yet decided on your next role.
Make it clear you have the qualifications, and your resume is proof of it. 5: How you should use your email address 5.1 Email address is not the same as the phone number You do not have to use a specific email address for your resume.
You can create a generic one.
It can be a website address, a website URL, or even a short email address.
When you do this, you are using the same standard for both the email address and the phone.
Keep it simple.
It is a great idea to have a personal phone number for your CV. 6: How best to present your resume to employers 6.1 Do not include links on your resume Do not use links on resumes.
The most common thing employers ask is: “How would you describe yourself?”
In a nutshell, it’s: “I have the experience you are asking about, and I have also taken that experience and applied it to my job.”
If you are unsure about how to make this statement, ask.
6.2 Do not list job titles on your résumé Do not ask your boss what job title you have, because you should be presenting your resume in this way.
It could hurt your chances of getting the job.
6/7 How to include your phone number 6.3 Do not leave the phone numbers blank Be sure to include the phone for the job at hand.
If your employer asks you for a phone number, make sure you include it on your CV, as well.
The only reason you need it is if you are not sure about what you should say, or if you have already left the number blank.
7: How should you format your resume 7.1 The right font?
The right size?
The font should match the type of job you want to get.
Make your resume as clear as possible, but don’t forget to include some details.
What’s your position?
What’s the job responsibility?
Where do you work?
Where are you from?
Do you have children?
Do they work in the same company as you?
What is your position as a senior employee?
8: How long should you keep your resume 8.1 No more than 30 seconds The length of your résis t should be the minimum required length to show you can successfully complete the job, even if you need a bit more time.
You will be surprised how much time you need if you want more detail.
The more time you have left to work, the more you should put into your resume, and the more chances of it showing up on the resume.
8.2 No more then two paragraphs The longer you have to explain yourself in your réses t, the less likely it is you will get the job offer, and more likely your resume will be ignored.
9: How much should your resume look like the online resume?
Make sure your resume has the most recent versions of your profile, job title, title and cover letter.
This will help you when applying for a second job, if you decide to take a different job.
What to include in your cover letter 9.1 Describe the job and experience you bring 9.2 Show the company you have been working for and