Tips for making a resume
It is the first assessment that someone makes of you, as you apply for a job. Go through these handy tips, before you submit your resume.
Have a good cover letter
There are probably many others applying for the same vacancy as you. What sets you apart, and what can you bring to the table? Incorporate these and other points in a crisp, well-thought cover letter. This is your pitch to a probable employer. Make it matter.
One size does not fit all
Every job has its unique elements. Go through the job description and take the effort to tailor your resume to that. Highlight the most relevant skills.
Make information consumable
Keep your resume neat, with concise points about your background. Clutter is distracting, and probably will not work in your favour.
Make them curious
Make the person across the table curious to know more about you. Keep the information in your resume complete, but keep more specific details as talk points for the interview.
Keep it current
Each time you have an achievement to highlight, promptly edit your resume. It can only do you good. This extends to correspondence addresses, contact information, and references.
Do not exaggerate your credentials, or assume that a certain information can escape scrutiny. It is the age of information after all!