What is a resume? A resume is a piece of document that contains a summary of your career pursuit. When seeking a job, it is required of you to submit a copy of your resume which your intended employer can use and assess you in order to know if you are qualified for the position that the organization needs.
Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of job seekers don’t know how to write an accepted and standard resume, this might be the reason why some employers don’t bother calling some job seekers back for the job that they applied for.
What do employers seek out in resumes?
Job owners and employers seek out the very best and the most qualified resume when they are going through the resumes submitted by the applicants.
What to look out for and include in your resume
- Before starting out to write your resume, make sure to pick a format that will suit the type of resume that you want to have. This includes the font, color, style of the resume.
- Start with your basic information: A perfect and standard resume must contain your basic info
- such as your full names, contacts, nationality, Home town, date of birth, etc because this info will help give an identity and it could also be used to reach out to you if eventually you are taken for the job posting.
- Add in your work experience: When writing your resume, it is necessary for you to include your previous work experience this will give you more edge in securing the Job posting. Your work experience could be your volunteer experiences, internship experiences, previous work experience. This is such an advantage because most employer needs an experienced worker for a more productive outcome.
- Don’t forget to add your educational background: Yes, your educational background is one important thing that shouldn’t omit in your resume. You are expected to list all of your educational backgrounds starting from your nursery education up to your higher education and also include the degrees and certificates that you gained from such an educational institute.
- Skills and interest: Do you have any skillset or interest that you might want to share with your employer and would be a great aid in that job posting that you are applying for? Do not hesitate to list them all in your resume.
- Statement: Although sometimes it might not necessary you can also add a statement to your resume. A statement is just a few sentences that describe you and what you do or can do.
- Lastly but not the least, after writing your resume please endeavor to cross-check for the second time to make sure that you haven’t made any mistakes yet after which you can now start using it for your job applications