Cherrelle Louise March 5, 2021 Resume
Never overcrowd the resume. Leave some ”white space” so that important points can appear to pop out. Never, ever, submit a resume with handwritten corrections. You can highlight sections of a resume by using a different typeface or size or by using ”bullet points.” If possible, use larger font, and bold, for the headings used in the separate sections of the resume. It is important that you don‘t try to be too fancy by using different colors and cute graphics. A simple, structured, factual resume is all you need.
I am going to assume that you are now asking yourself, what are targeted key words and where and how do I use them? There are two trains of thought over the portion of a resume called the Career Objective. Some resume writers and consultants feel it is necessary and some say not. In my opinion and experience, adding a career objective section at the beginning of a resume is very important. This is where you can place targeted key words that will help to get you through to the next level, the interview. If these keywords are not found in a quick scan of your resume than your resume goes directly to jail and does not pass go. In other words, no interview for you!
As technology advances and offers us ever more options, it was something of a natural progression that the resume as we know it, evolved into the digital or video resume. Rather than the usual printed or written resume templates we are used to seeing, this is a Digital resume, where the job applicant speaks to a camera and presents his sample resumes in video format. This is a two minute elevator speech kind of resume, where the applicant quickly, concisely and briefly states his or her abilities, and the possible contribution that they could make to the organization they are seeking employment with.
The word resume comes from the French language and is defined as ”use of past participle of resumer to resume, sum up”. Therefore it is the purpose of a resume to summarize your experience, knowledge, skills and accomplishments. In the spirit of summarisation, it is therefore, important that your resume is from 1 to 3 pages long. Don‘t be tempted to make your resume any longer than this, even if you have a lot to tell, after all you certainly don‘t want to bore the reader.
In my research, I‘ve seen more websites than not who claim to offer outstanding resumes without any proof at all. I‘ve even gone as far as contacting these companies to request a sample and have been told that since ”each client is different, a sample won‘t help.” I don‘t buy that - a good writer is a good writer, period and there should be nothing to hide. If you do see samples, make sure they are legible and not small graphics of what it will ”look like,” as you have to be able to read it!
Price Wars- As with any product or service, it‘s tempting to choose the least expensive one. On the other hand, it‘s not uncommon to believe that the highest priced service is the best; after all, they must be good in order to command thousand dollar fees, right? Wrong. While the price of the resume and limitations of your budget are important considerations, you don‘t always get what you pay for.