How To Write An Effective &
Winning Resume, Part 3
(Strategies For Wording
Your Resume Effectively)
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Correct As You Go
The best way to make sure that your resume is error-free is by correcting mistakes as you go along. Check every paragraph or entry before moving on to the next. It would be easier in the long run than going back from the beginning to read and proof. Usually, many mistakes go unnoticed that way because in the mind of the writer, the task has been done. So, instead of a thorough read-through, for effective proofreading and editing the document usually gets a quick view. That is not enough as effective resume writing requires you to be meticulous. It is your resume. It is your tool, your weapon. Do not make the mistake of going out there equipped with low quality and useless material.
Spell-Check and Grammar-Check
Spelling mistakes are very common– not just when writing a resume, but when writing almost any kind of content. As mentioned above, even your computer’s built-in spell checker will not highlight every wrongly spelled word. So, be a better spell checker than your computer.
Check your grammar. Many hiring managers are very meticulous when it comes to grammar. It does not matter if you are applying for a technical or manual job that would not really require someone with good communication skills, you simply cannot afford to dissatisfy your resume viewer.
Customizing Your Resume
Too many people fall into the pit of failure when it comes to writing their resumes because they get too lazy to customize. One generic document is not enough if you really want your presence to be out there. You must understand that even if you are applying for one position in different companies, there will be different and varying descriptions and requirements. Each company will require something unique or special from their applicants for every job opening. You would be none the wiser if you would spend a little time reading the job descriptions and then checking your master resume – the one that you probably have been submitting to all companies you are targeting.
Why Would You Need to Customize?
If you have a master resume and you have been submitting that for a while now and you are not getting any result at all, then it is about time to tailor each one to fit the need. You need a resume that would work for you, not one that would only waste time, paper and computer file space. Submitting your generic resume for every job opening cannot possibly meet every company’s individual requirements. You want to grab the companies’ attention. Therefore, it is vital to give them exactly what they are looking for. Take the much-needed time to customize. Tailoring your resume to every employer, job of company goals is the best way of getting that opportunity to get noticed and called in for an interview.