Resumes: How to write a killer resume

A simple guide to writing a resume that will guarantee you an employment.

how to write a killer resume

It is often said, dont judge a book by the cover, but that is exactly what everyone does. The books with beautiful cover leaves the book shelf before the other. Even though it cover cannot guarantee its suitability, however, it can guarantee sales.  Think of your resume as a book cover and you as the book. The better it looks,  the bigger your chances to land a job soon. So, how do you write that killer resume that will land you your dream job in  a jiffy?

Writing a great resume does not necessarily mean you should follow the rules you hear through grapevine. It does not have to be one page or follow a specific format. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. It should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do. Instead of a bunch of rules and tips, I will give a brief guide and offer you  basic principles of writing a highly effective resume.

AVOID GENERIC RESUME:

You should be job specific. Rather than have a general purpose resume that could be best described as an autobiography, why not create a job  specific resume. I mean create a resume to will target the interest of your would be employer. A one size fits all resume throw you into the pool of undistinguished job seeker. your chances of standing out of the crowd is almost impossible.

FOCUS ON YOUR EMPLOYERS NEED:

Imagine that you are the person doing the hiring. This person is not some anonymous paper pusher deep in the bowels of the personnel department. Usually, the person who makes the hiring decision is also the person who is responsible for the bottom line productivity of the project or group you hope to join. This is a person who cares deeply how well the job will be done. You need to write your resume to appeal directly to them.

STATING THE OBJECTIVE OF YOUR RESUME:

I understand that every has an ego to flaunt but that should not be in the objective of your resume. For example:

Looking for a long term full time job where I can apply my extensive skills and knowledge to the position for which I am hired.

If i am the one hiring, i would have seen so much of objectives like this and this would not interest me a bit. Your objective can be short and precise but it should not be all about you.

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Originally posted 2017-01-27 04:40:27.

Ibibo Ataisi

A Self-development professional committed to helping young people explore and exploit their potentials in order to live a more enriched life.

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simeon
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quite informative

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Nice write up, let me apply this

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