You might have applied on several jobs, contacted a recruiting agency, but you’re still not getting any calls for an interview. It is quite frustrating when this occurs, but you have to ask yourself: why is this happening? Is it possible that you are not presenting yourself the right way? You might be the nicest person alive or you may be an expert in your field of work, but if your resume is poorly written there is a slim chance you will be selected for that job interview you are dreaming about.
Writing a resume can be a challenge, but the fact of the matter is that your resume has to advertise the professional you in front of the potential employer. When you contact a recruitment agency, your Consultant will do their best to represent you, but there isn’t much they can do if you haven’t given them all they need to promote you. Moreover, if the job you want has hundreds of applicants, a complete resume is the only thing that gives you any chance of being called for an interview. That piece of paper you so dread writing is your ticket to success!
Now that we have established the need for a resume, let’s go through the steps needed to create that perfect resume. Don’t forget to keep it simple, choose a clean, simple font. Here is what your resume should include:
Now that the difficult part is over, you should give your resume the final touches. Most experts say you should keep it as short as possible, not giving too much information, leave a little extra for further discussions with the employer.
Choose a font that is easy to read and don’t change it throughout the resume and try not to make the font too small. Fonts like Times New Roman, Arial or Helvetica are classics so why not put them to good use. You can also use lines to separate sections of your resume, to give it a more organized look (just don’t overdo it).
The next step is to review your resume for any typos and grammatical errors. You should also check for any style inconsistency.
Congratulations! You have just completed the first step to getting your dream job. The resume does not however guarantee that you will get the job. You then have to know how to advertise yourself at the interview, how to answer the interviewers’ questions and other details. Moreover, if you chose to go work in another country, you should know the laws of that country and the entre hiring process. This is why it’s best to contact a trustworthy recruitment agency which will give you all the information you need and will guide you step by step.