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How To Write A Resume To Attract The Recruiter’s Attention

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A resume, often known as a CV is a document prepared and utilized by a person to demonstrate their history, abilities, and accomplishments. A resume could be used for many purposes, although they are most commonly utilized to find a new job. A resume often includes a “brief” of relevant employment experience and education. The resume is normally one of the first items a potential employer sees about the job seeker, along with a cover letter and occasionally an employment application, and is frequently used to screen applicants, sometimes followed by an interview. Now, that we know what a resume is, we may go on to discuss how to frame a resume so that it will attract the attention of the recruiter at once.

How to write a resume from scratch?

Being able to create a high-quality CV is critical for landing a high-quality job in 2022. The pandemic has affected people’s lives in many different ways, but sending a resume (together with a cover letter) is still the best method to get the job you desire.

These are the important points to creating a resume, if you are completely new to this

  1. Choose a resume template
  2. Create a resume header
  3. Resume abstract or summary
  4. Educational qualifications
  5. Work experience section
  6. Use strong action verbs and numbers
  7. Additional skills
  8. Proofread the document
  9. Convert the resume file into a PDF

Choose a resume template

A resume template is a design and structural guide that individuals use to create resumes. Graphic designers produce templates that are aesthetically appealing as well as simple. They have a variety of layouts, format kinds, and unique characteristics. Using a template allows you to organize and emphasize your skills, experiences, and career ambitions.

Create a resume header

While the primary function of a resume header is to express basic information about yourself, it also serves as a chance to incorporate links to more information about you and your work. Depending on your work experience and the job description, you can also provide additional information that can help your application get noticed.

A resume header must contain the followings:

  1. Name
  2. Photo
  3. Email Address

Additional details can also be added like,

  1. LinkedIn Profile link
  2. An online portfolio or own website

Resume abstract or summary

At the very start of your resume, a resume introduction gives a short overview of your experience, abilities, and credentials. Your introduction should be three to five sentences long and written in either sentence or bullet-point format. The summary statement is often placed just below the job seeker’s contact information and immediately above the content main body of the resume. A resume summary statement is sometimes known by various names, such as:

  • Career synopsis
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional synopsis
  • Summary of Qualifications and Experience
  • Summary of Qualifications
  • Competencies
  • Executive summary resume

Educational qualifications

The education summary qualification part is the portion of your resume where you mention your degrees and any relevant academic achievements. It might be the least important or most crucial component of your Resume. Everything is dependent on your qualifications and where you are in your profession. You have to mention the name of your school, college, dates of graduation, the subjects you have selected for your education, and the marks or the grade points or the percentage secured in each of those stages.

Work experience section

Writing the job experience portion of a resume is one of the most important and frequently difficult areas to get properly.

On a Resume, the work experience/career history section is where previous job details and professional experiences give credibility to an application or interview.

This work experience section gives the employer a bird’s eye view of whether to select the applicant for an interview or the next step of the hiring procedure. You have to mention the appropriate work experiences which are better suited for the job you are applying for and minus out the irrelevant ones.

Use strong action verbs and numbers

Many job seekers make the common error of just mentioning previous tasks in their work experience section and resume introduction. However, to outperform those job candidates, you need to emphasize your accomplishments on your Resume.

It all starts with a powerful resume action verb. Action verbs attract the hiring manager’s interest by making you appear proactive and accountable. To make your application stand out, begin each bullet point with an action verb.

A hard number is included with the applicant. Hard figures put your successes in context and demonstrate to prospective employers what you can do for their organization if recruited.

Before saving the resume document, proofread the document

After you have completed writing your resume, do not send it to your employer right away. Spend some time reading it through at least twice. You’d be shocked by how simple it is to produce an error and how difficult it is to detect one in your work. You should also have a friend or family check through your resume so that they can assist you in avoiding frequent resume writing blunders. There are many applications and software which will help you in rectifying your resume.

  • Grammarly
  • Spell checker applications
  • Hemingway

Convert the resume file into a PDF

You can save your resume after you’re certain it’s done and error-free. It is better to save your resume as a PDF. PDFs save your formatting even if you use fonts that aren’t installed on the hiring manager’s computer, ensuring that it appears exactly as you intended. However, if the job posting specifies requests for a resume in Microsoft Word (.docx) or another format, follow those guidelines. Keep your resume safely on your computer after you’ve saved it. If you are called in for an interview, you can print hard copies to provide to the interviewer. You may also use your resume if you’re applying for an identical job in the future.

 

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