_______________________How To: Résumé__________________________
A résumé is a summary of your qualifications and experiences that make you qualified for a specific (i.e. your resume should differ across different sectors) job. It is most likely to be assessed before you are even given a chance to present yourself to an employer. That is why it is so vital to ensure its peak quality to optimize your chances of securing a job.
Deep breaths ....... Inhale........Exhale
For starters, to write a good résumé, you are going to have to allot yourself at least 2 days. I say this because in my experience of writing them, glaring errors seem to pop up when you are reviewing them; it's best not to have to worry about those errors when they are immediately important.
For example, here is the original résumé that I made for a position as a math tutor :
Notice how long and aesthetically unappealing it is. I didn't start off with the certifications and distinctions that I had which would have made me a good candidate; those were placed at the end. Lastly, I didn't focus on what what was vital to the position that I was seeking.
I had a day to send it in, and I didn't notice any errors when I submitted it. Unbeknownst to me, I even messed up on the dates for my activities. I stated that I was in National Honor Society for 1 day (May 9,2017- May 10, 2017) which just shows how little attention to detail was put in my résumé.
A good resume should be a maximum of 2 pages for college applications and 1 page (maybe a little over) for job applications . Focus on what you'd imagine would appeal to the person reading your résumé, but remember to stay true to yourself. Find ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd and use as few words as possible to make yourself the best possible candidate.
To accomplish that aim, Avoid bulky text and try to write like this:
-Avoided errors by checking completed work
- Used online templates to get a good idea on what a résumé ought to look like
- Be yourself and happy regardless of what happens
Here is the résumé that I used for a successful position in child care that I got at a clinic:
When you are writing a résumé for a job offer , focus on experience and education. If you have an extensive amount of time (at least 3 months), try to get experience or relevant distinctions that would help you to polish the image that you want your résumé to present. An example of such activities might include volunteering, internships, online classes, workshops, or even just studying what the job offer entails and how that specific firm is different from others. The best source of all these things being army service which allows you to get broad or specialized knowledge on a field of your interest. Explain to them why you'd be a good fit for them and the benefits that they would see if they were to take advantage of the skills that you have.
Here are some sources that can help make your résumé better looking: (Certificate Gets)
Free Online Course Platforms (MOOC)
(I recommend that you follow this link and get certified in a relevant skill if it is pertinent to the job : Impressive Skills)
-Houston Food Bank
I like to believe that everything happens for a reason. I've been rejected, and I've been accepted. Accept the results of any application that you hear back from and use the information from that to better your experiences going forward. I don't have all the answers nor do I claim to have them, but I really want you to understand that you should aim as high as possible and understand that the only thing that can keep you away from success is yourself.