How your resume works for you?
In conjunction with presenting your marketable skills, your resume must give an insight into your personality and attitudes.
Your personal characteristics are just as important as your skills and abilities. It is vital that in today’s stressful and intensive working climate we have the ability to get along well with and communicate well with our peers and colleagues.
Your resume should create a picture of your personality and personal characteristics. Through the language used it will be possible for a prospective employer to gauge your ability to work as part of a team, to take direction and to be an effective communicator.
Your resume will say a lot about you so it is important to present it professionally. Your resumes must have brightly colored covers and designs that are more suited to a school project than a resume.
Your resume must project a professional image and must present your information in a logical display. Your resume should be short and punchy, grabbing your reader’s attention immediately.
Because no two people are the same and everyone comes from a different background it is important to layout all the information before you begin to write the resume.
Some people have changed careers during their professional lives and this too needs to be explained in their resume. For some people this diversity will have increased and broadened their experiences and for others who have maintained the same profession their dedication and constancy will have deepened and enhanced their experiences.
Although each persons work history is different a well written resume sets out to the following:
§ Your resume is a vehicle to display your experience, achievements and personal attributes.
§ Your resume minimizes weaknesses or areas that lack definition.
Your resume should be representative of the professional skills you have developed throughout your working career. It should focus on your skills, abilities and your ability to contribute to your new place of employment.