Content of Resume

Which according to you is the document that introduces you to the recruiters? Yes, it is the CV or Resume.

What is a resume?
It is basically a document that represents you in front of the recruiters. If your resume is not strong enough then you might face failure while seeking a job.

Need of the hour
With the advancing time the demands of the job seekers have raised and thus modifications in the style of resume have become mandatory. Your resume should be catchy and at the same time informative in order to hold the interest of the recruiters. A well writ but detailed resume might not help you and probably irritate the recruiters. So, you must be thinking what your resume should look like? Here are some very basic tips that will assist you in framing an appropriate Resume and especially guide you about the content that needs to be added.

Tips

  1. Before framing your resume carry out a thorough research on the company’s background: this can be done by:
  2. The formatting or order wise arrangement of the information is a very important thing in a resume. So, you must keep the most relevant details on top (relevant to the job applied). E.g. experience carries more importance than qualifications for certain posts.
  3. Do not simply list what all duties or responsibilities you shared in your last job rather highlight how you accomplished them. Do mention the special actions that you have taken in order to successfully carry out your duties
  4. Certain skills that you possess that are not required for the job applied should also be mentioned. You can have a separate section for it e.g. ‘special skills’ section.
  5. Try and convert your weakness into your strength. If you have applied for a job that asks for qualifications that you don’t possess. Then wave off that weakness of yours by highlighting your strong points.
  6. If you have very less experience then educational qualifications should be duly highlighted.
  7. If you are still a student and working part-time or lending your services to a NGO then clearly mention it in your CV. This will showcase you as a multi tasker and also portray your time management skills

Thus following our tips the content of your resume will be made suitable for the applied job. Also, apart from the content pay due attention to the font style, spacing and other formatting details as it will ease the reader to go and directly pick up the required information. So, only add relevant information in your CV.

The Roles of Resumes and Cover Letters

What is the first thing that you are asked for while applying for a job interview? Yes, a resume or CV. Along with a Resume, the other important thing that is a requirement of the current day is a Cover letter.

What is a Resume and Cover Letter?

Resume :  It is a document representing your educational and professional qualifications.

Cover Letter : It is a document, mainly sent along with CV that communicates your suitability for the job.

For all those who wish to know what role does a resume and cover letter play, this write up is a apt one.

Whether you are submitting your resume online or in person, it is important to provide a Resume and Cover Letter that has a perfect format. With the world progressing and technologically advancing, companies and placement agencies have started using different software to shortlist or select the Resumes & Cover Letters.

So, these electronic Cover Letters & Resumes need to be designed keeping in mind certain points like:

  • It should contain certain keywords like job titles, etc. through which the software easily searches your document.
  • It should be properly formatted and ensured that the document opens in the same format at the recruiters end as well.
  • The cover letter being the front page should be brief, to the point and informative. It should run in not more than three paragraphs containing largely the educational skills and your interest in joining the concerned job.
  • How your Resume and Cover Letter be framed?

    1. Firstly come out of the shell and try new styles of writing a Resume and Cover Letter. The research shows that the recruiters are now uninterested in the set Resume and Cover Letter formats.
    2. The focus of the resume and the cover letter should be on the achievements and experience
    3. The content should be free from spelling and grammatical errors
    4. The font and style chosen should be simple
    5. It should have only relevant information

    Benefits

  • After going through an attractive and relevant Cover Letter and Resume, the employer builds up interest in you
  • It is your key of getting the desired job
  • A well-designed resume makes your document stand out
  • Thus Resume and Cover Letter are the two documents that will help you acquire a suitable job. So, cautiously design these documents, also you can take the help of a web professional. get an attractive and well-framed Resume and Cover Letter and increase your chances of getting shortlisted

    Avoiding Online Job Scams

    If you are signed up with a placement agency or any placement portal then your Inbox will always be flooded with a number of job offers. In today’s world, there is a cut throat competition and the opportunities for jobs are constantly increasing. Mails, classified ads are full of job advertisements. But the dilemma in the minds of the people is that whether the jobs offered online exist in real or not?

    As most of such jobs are part of the scams so it is difficult for people to identify the real ones. We will give you ways in which you detect the online job scams.

    Spell or Grammar Errors :- This is one of the easiest ways of identifying the job scams; a legitimate firm or recruiter will always ensure that their content is free from spell and grammatical errors. Having such errors in the content raises a question on the credibility of the company.

    Billing info :- Billing Details ‘Sign up’ fee If any of these options is there on the ad or the website then it might be a scam. A company never asks a candidate to pay them money. What they ask for is only your CV.

    Contact Details :- Mostly in scam job ads there are insufficient contact details. Address, fax, Email ID is provided them but no phone number is provided then it is possible a case of scam.

    Response :-

    • If a number provided is answered by a computer then it might turn out to be a scam.
    • If the call is answered then you must ask questions about their location or the working details, scammers flinch away from these questions
    • The response of the email should be quick and to the point

    Besides the above mentioned points also the recruiters always look out for experienced and skilled candidates. Phrases like ‘No Experience Necessary’ are never to be found on authentic sites or ads. Also, salary details are generally not quoted. Thus after going through our write you will be now able to distinguish scam jobs from the real ones. So, pay due attention towards these mails as it is a wastage of time. Carefully apply for the suitable job.

    Follow up with Recruiter

    When you are in search of a job you tend to make a lot of mistakes. Sticking more than required to your recruiter might land you nowhere. It can turn out to be negative. Your passion and need for a job are the driving factors that force you to commit such mistakes. It is very necessary to be in touch with the recruiter but that doesn’t mean overdoing it. The job of the recruiter is to organize an interview for you only if you are eligible for the job. If they have a vacant position suitable for you they will contact you. So, unnecessary disturbing the recruiter with your mails might annoy them.

    Feedback:
    After you submit your resume at the office or have gone through a preliminary interview rounds, the further course of action depends on the feedback from the companies.

    The reaction from the companies is often delayed due to various reasons:

  • Need for that position is not that urgent
  • The person responsible for giving the final decision is not present in the city
  • These factors slow down the recruitment process. The recruiters are not to blame for this.

    Do not take hasty steps 
    Most of the time, the recruiters provide you with a deadline by which they will get back to you. If they do not contact you there is no need to worry or do things in haste.

  • Do not Frequently Call up your recruiter
  • Do not email them often
  • Do not visit their office
  • All these things might irritate the recruiters and the tables could be turned.

    Thing to do:
    Politely call once in a two-three weeks and ask about the interview process
    You should post an email to the recruiter once or twice a month

    Thus it is important to follow-up with the recruiter but paying more than needed attention towards them can spoil your case.

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