How To Write An Effective &
Winning Resume, Part 2
(Strategies For Wording
Your Resume Effectively)
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Lead with the Best Information You Got
With every entry that you include on your CV, you have to make use of your best information on top. It is wrong to think that your resume is a short tale of your professional life. It is not. Rather, it is a catalog of accomplishments, experiences and skills. Your intention in writing a resume should be putting the very best of those accomplishments, experiences and skills at the top to attract the attention of the readers.
Highlighting Your Accomplishments
If the company is looking for people with accomplishments, skills and experiences in a particular field of interest, you have to make sure that you highlight on that but only if you really do possess those requirements. Again, do not lie and write that you have done this and achieved that just because that’s what the company is looking for. You will get caught; there is no doubt about that. So, be careful, not of getting caught, but of making sure that you will include only YOUR best achievements.
The hiring manager, recruiter or potential employer needs to see that your previous successes are going to be useful if you apply them on the job you are applying for. So, make them see what they want to see. Let them determine if you are going to be successful and useful by emphasizing on what you can offer to them. By using effective resume writing techniques, draw their attention on your collective accomplishments, skills, experiences, capabilities and education / training. Then validate every relevant success and contribution made to your previous employers using percentages, numbers or even dollars. In writing a resume, quantifying is the key.
Quantifying Your Accomplishments
Alternatively, if there is no way to quantify your accomplishments, experiences or contributions, the next best thing is to qualify them by providing examples and situations wherein you managed to overcome challenges and difficulties. When writing a resume, you must emphasize the most difficult tasks that you have worked at, as well as the most complicated problems that you have solved. Hiring managers always go for the best problem-solvers. They also want to hire people who can satisfy a requirement, a need in their organization. They need to see that you are a solution by writing about how you have solved the same issues in another company and in another situation.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
There is one rule that you need to remember at all times when writing a resume: proofread before submitting. Even if your computer is equipped with a spell-checker, it will not be able to completely evaluate your sentences. Wrong grammars may go unnoticed and if you do not proofread, you will end up sending a resume with mistakes in uses of their and there (and many more). Do not make that mistake. Actually, you cannot afford to make that mistake. Your resume is your first (and probably the only) chance to get yourself out there - to let the corporate world that you are ready and eager to play your part in their field. So do not lose the chance to work at the company you admire doing the work that you know you would love. Proofread and edit.