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Best Resume Writing Tips

A resume is a document that acts as a snapshot of you, which includes all your technical and soft skills, your academic performance for your potential employer to judge whether you are the suitable person for the job. The most important thing to get a chance of being interview by your potential employer to get your dream job is to write an effective and straight to the point resume.

The perfect tool of getting a job interview is to write a resume that suits all the requirement of your employer and “stand up” among all your competitors. Resume is actually an advertisement selling you yourself as a product to employer, which acts as customer. The one and only way to impress your customer (employer) is to clearly indicate how good or suitable are you to fit in the post that the company is currently employing.You need to be very clear of the job requirement, and emphasize all the skills you have that are related to the job requirement in your resume.

According to the latest research, there are at least 100 times more applicant compare to the number of job post available, which means if the company need 5 people for a particular job post, there will be at least 500 people sending in their resume to get the interview. In the other way round, the percentage of u getting the job will be around 1%.

The research also shows that employers often will invite 10 to 15 applicants to interview for each job post, which means that your resume must be better than 90% of your competitors in order to step into the interview room. As there are too much applicants for each job post, the time spend on each resumes are very short and normally every resume will be scanned through within 30 seconds. Your task is to make sure that your employer will be able to look for what they want in your resume within the 30 seconds.

It will be a good practice to follow certain widely accepted format in writing resume, like using chronological (suit most for those who have changed jobs frequently, those who have been unemployed for a long period of time, or those who are looking to change directions in their career) or functional (great for people who have had steady growth within their chosen profession) resume format.

This is because by following these formats, it will be easier for HR department to scan through and decide whether you are suitable for the job, as both formats are simple and straight forward. Due to the increase number of applicants, nowadays even small companies use some resume filtering software to filter unrealistic and unsuitable resume. To prevent to be filtered out by the software, your resume must have the keywords that the employer is looking for, and normally the keywords can be found easily in the job advertisement description.

Please to keep in mind that your resume is the only path to get a job interview and hence to get your dream job, please do pay effort in writing an attracting and interesting resume to catch the eye of your potential employer..For more information on how to write a perfect resume, please visit my website on how to write job resume.

I am Javier Hiltz, an HR Consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). Your resume is your first and maybe only chance to make a good impression on your potential new employer. Please do read all my lens for information on how to write a perfect resume which 100% will attract employers to read.

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