Ah, resumes. What a wonderful topic. We all will have to worry about this (I hope) at least once. Some of us will have to worry about this many times in our lives. It’s good to perfect this art when you’re still young. That way, you won’t have to live in your parent’s basement for the rest of your parent’s lives. Here are a few tips to avoid that unfortunate occurrence:
- The point of a resume is basically to brag. So brag well. Very well. So well that your potential employer won’t be able to pass you up.
- Naturally to do so, you should talk about you previous job experiences, accolades, your grades in school (maybe not for some of us), the university you attended etc.
- Be careful not to put irrelevant subjects in your resume, such as hobbies. For example, if you’re applying for a job as a lawyer, your potential employers probably won’t care that you sow gloves for kittens in your free time.
- Now, don’t take this overboard. Don’t exaggerate, and most definitely do not lie. Besides, most employers probably aren’t looking for people that helped the Avengers save the world anyway.
- Proof read, proof read, proof read. Spelling your potential employer’s name wrong won’t send the right message.
- Apparently, employers love reading resumes with bullet points and quantitative information (numbers and statics). So, make them happy.
- Don’t make it too long. One page is just fine. It’s a resume, not an autobiography.
- Creativity is always a bonus. If you can put something that helps your resume stand out, your chances are increased. Just make sure not to stand out for the wrong reasons.
- Make sure you include the your contact information: email, address, phone number etc. Please don’t forget to put your name on it. That would be humorous to say the least. But do you know what’s not funny? Unemployment.
On that note, I’ll conclude this post. Hopefully you’ve learned something that will help further your prospects in your future endeavors.
“I added three letters to my resume. No, not MBA or PhD. I added ZXQ, because those are the rarest letters, so my resume has something few others do.”
― Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious