A resume is very important as it represents yourself when you are trying to secure a job.
Resume must be simple yet professional and stands out from the rest as employers go through a lot of resume when they are in the process of hiring a new employee.
Although I am no longer working, I do still helped out by forwarding my resume template to my ex-colleagues and friends who are looking to change jobs.
Now how to make a resume?
Below are some on my personal tips:
- Write out your personal details so that it's easy to read at a glance. Details such as name, race, age, marital status, some of the common things that an employer or headhunter will look at very quickly.
- Summarised your education background in a few lines. I personally will just list down the year, education place and the grades/certificates attained.
- Summarised your working experience as brief as possible. I normally put in the duration employed, job title and job scopes and what I have achieved and contributed towards the company during my employment period.
- I will personally leave the hobbies and extra-curricular activities out. However, things worth putting into the resume are such as awards you have received in previous or current working place, or accomplishments that might make you stand out from the rest of the candidates.
- Try not to have more than 2 pages for your resume.
- Other details worth taking note of is the font size, standardisation of your font type and grammatical errors.
- If you are sending your resume via email, please make sure you convert your document to PDF format, as the file size will be smaller and your document and contents are protected and not being able to be tampered with easily.
What are your personal tips in making a resume?
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