Before we can get into the things that add an edge to your resume , you have to know the first not to add on there.
Irrelevant associations and memberships
Irrelevant recreational activities
- Profile picture
As much as you would love to be an open book to your recruiters and be honest, somethings need to be kept to oneself. The things listed above do not sway the team you want to impress to your side, but rather give off unprofessionalism. Remember this and do not make the mistake of adding them! (Unless specifically asked to be provided)
Do not sell yourself short
You have probably heard that boasting is impolite at some time in your life. You must, however, sell yourself a bit on your resume. You must exhibit all of your pertinent skills and strengths, and you must project a strong, certain demeanor. How can the recruiting manager tell if you can help the business you’re attempting to join if you can’t demonstrate your true abilities?
One page resumes are the way to go!
Even if you’re just starting your career, it might be challenging to keep your CV to one page. But if you take the above actions, your chances will be substantially higher. Why? due to the lack of time recruiting managers have to skim through two or more pages. If your resume is more than one page, it will likely be rejected without even being read. Reduce the extra! Just say it. Be straightforward and concise in how you promote yourserlf.
Personalize and order the information on your resume.
If you want your resume to get beyond HR, you must complete this task. Study as much as you can about the position you are applying for, the business, and consider what the hiring managers will be seeking. Prioritize the content on your resume to make it more suitable for this profile. If you’re applying for a position as a software engineer with a website development company that uses Node.js, React, and Github, be sure to emphasize your proficiency with these technologies and the work you’ve done with them. Make sure to place these qualifications and experience at the top of the appropriate section. Don’t let the technical talents that would help you land the job be hidden at the bottom of your resume prevent you from getting an interview opportunity. Make sure the material at the top of your resume is always the most pertinent to the position you are applying for.
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