- Try to be as specific as possible about the tasks you have accomplished in your previous jobs and the clear successes you have achieved. For example, it’s better to write not “did SMM pages”, but “increased the number of subscribers from 53 to 690 in 2 months”; not “increased sales”, but “increased sales by 40% in 3 months”.
- The ideal summary is no larger than an A4 page.
- Highlight the main point and the titles of the key sections. This way the recruiter can quickly pick up important information.
- Do not forget about the “air” around the text, the page should not be overloaded with information.
- Use a font no smaller than size 12.
- Check your spelling and punctuation, you can do this with special online services.
- Save the file in PDF. This will allow the recruiter to see your resume the way you intended it, not as a collection of letters and numbers.
- Include links to your social media profiles. This is your way of showing that you trust the employer (just be sure to remove any information that makes you look bad).
- The experience is put in sequence from the “freshest” to the earliest.
- Remove unnecessary: victory in the “Russian Bear” and a certificate in sewing and cutting courses, if you are applying for an accounting position is unlikely to be useful and will only litter your resume.
- Watch your style: clear formatting, normal indentation, and equal quotation marks show the recruiter how attentive and accurate you are.
- Read your resume out loud before you send it in. This way a lot of mistakes will pop out that you might not notice if you read it quickly.
- It is not recommended to include your anthropometric data (height, weight, etc.), zodiac sign, social origin, religion, political views, nationality, hobbies and interests (except for those that correspond to the main goal).
- When writing your resume, try to put yourself in the employer’s shoes and ask why you, as an employer, need to know certain information about the candidate and what you would be interested in asking him or her.
- Put the most important information that should catch the employer’s attention at the beginning of your resume.
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Avoid the following mistakes on your resume:
Mismatches in curriculum vitae, education, or experience. Always write only the truth (perhaps not the whole truth), but do without exaggeration and lies. Sooner or later it will be revealed that you do not know English or do not know how to work in Corel Draw. So do not pursue a one-time gain.
Do not show that you have changed jobs too often. If for some reason there were really a lot of them, try to highlight the main ones or argue for such a large number. This way you will save yourself from such questions at the interview.
Don’t make your resume too personal. Your supervisor’s nickname for your dog can also be found out at the corporate event when you get hired.
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