Be serious in writing a resume. Take enough time to get ready for your resume. Because your resume is the introduction of you and your capabilities. Your boss going to recruit you on the basis of how good you represent yourself on your resume. So, keep patience. Make it strong. Make it so attractive to your boss that he get impressed.
I am sharing some common rules to remember before writing a resume.
1. Make it as Clear Statement
Don’t make you resume messy. You don’t need to fulfill your resume with unnecessary things. Make it two pages maximum.
2. Basic Information
Include your basic information. Your information should be valid so that your boss can contact you. Basic information are your name, address, phone number and email address.
3. Know the Resume Style
There are three basic types of resumes: chronological, functional and combination. Chronological resumes focus on work experience, and list professional experience in order from most to least recent. Functional resumes concentrate more on skills. A combination style works well for first-time job seekers.
4. Check! Check! Check
Never forget to check out your resume. You might make a simple misspelling or grammar error in your resume. Proofread your resume several times and then give your resume to someone else to check for errors.
5. Word Matters
Words work like magic. Words have power to change anything. Use positive words. Powerful words can attract your boss. Here are such words for your understanding: increased, achieved, launched, managed, organized, etc.
6. Unnecessary Personal Detail
Unnecessary things should be avoided. Especially your unnecessary personal details. Such as age, religion, and sex. (In Some Cases these are Required)
7. Make it Professional
Your resume should look like professional and formal. 3 tips to make it professional by using:
Font styles: Helvetica, Calibri, and Cambria
Font size: 12 to 14
Margins: 1” all around
8. Include Extra – Hard and Soft Skills
Remember to include some extra skills if you have. Such as computer skills, leadership skills, musical skills, communication skills etc.
Contributor: Kolins Chakm | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.