How to Write an Effective Resume

Your resume is a document that represents you in more ways than one. Before getting to the interview hiring managers scan your resume to see if you have what it takes for the job, so it is highly important that your resume speaks the best for you. This article contains tips on how to write an effective resume:

How to Write an Effective Resume

1: Scan-able Resumes:

The first tip in how to write an effective resume is to learn how to draft a scan-able resume. Hiring managers do not spend more than a minute on each resume. They scan it for the talent and skills that they are looking for. Your resume should be drafted to make these points catch attention. Space your words, sentences and margins effectively.

2: Research:

The second tip in how to write an effective resume is to research well about your employer. Most of us make the mistake of creating a standard resume and sending out the same to all job applications. Instead, do specific research on what your employer does, what his problems are and what skills he is looking for. Based on this information, draft your resume to highlight how you would be instrumental in solving these problems.

How to Write an Effective Resume Research

3: Language:

The third tip in how to write an effective resume is to use the right language. Your resume is a formal document and must therefore have a very formal tone attached it. However many of us make the mistake of making the resume unnecessarily complicated by using complex words. Your vocabulary needs to be formal but keep it simple. Use precise words that strongly communicate what you intend to communicate; do not use unnecessarily complex words just for the sake of using those words.

4: No Fibbing:

The fourth tip in how to write an effective resume is to not lie in your resume. The itch to exaggerate and toe with your actual achievements can be at its peak, but you cannot lie in your resume. If you think you might not have a chance at the job with the truth you definitely stand no chance when you lie. You could also be prohibited from applying to other job openings if you use any head hunter services.

How to Write an Effective Resume No Fibbing

5: Length:

The fifth tip in how to write an effective resume is regarding the length of the resume. Keep your resume short, precise and compact. It should not exceed two pages at any cost. Your resume merely is a summary of what you have done so far, greater detail can be obtained at the actual interview.

How to Write an Effective Resume Length

With these tips in mind, you can confidently draft a resume and see improved results in the responses that you get.

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Bill Schroder

Bill Schroder is a Beirut-based correspondent for The World Beast. He has reported from over a dozen countries in the Middle East for such publications. Follow: Tweets by @SchroderBill