RESUME PREPARATION


Resume Preparation

If you want to get a good job, you will need to be able to produce a great resume for any potential employer. Resumes are the first impression a prospective employer has of you and your abilities. Make sure that first impression is a good one.

Cover Letter

Cover letters are one way to introduce yourself to your potential employer. Some useful hints are given below.

• Be honest about what you can and cannot do. You will feel more comfortable when you get a job interview if you are honest about your experience and
   qualifications.

• Write the cover letter in such a way that the employer knows you are genuinely interested in the job.

• Don’t write about past salaries. Be open to the salary that the employer is willing to offer you.

• Don’t write about negative characteristics. Be positive about yourself and your abilities. Sell yourself.

• Personalize your cover letter by using the actual name of the people who will be hiring you if you possibly can. This extra effort will help you stand out in a crowd.

• Spelling, grammar, and punctuation do count, and help you make an impression of intelligence on your potential employer.

Resume Writing

Resumes are at the heart of the application process. A great resume is your key into the company. With the right work history, education and skills, your resume gives you a chance to shine and serves as a tool to sell yourself to a potential employer.Some writing Instructions are given below.

• Focus on exactly the job you want and write your resume with that specific job in mind. Match the company’s needs with your talent.

• Using action words will help your reader find key phrases about you quickly and efficiently. Some examples of action words are prepared, managed, accomplished,
   bargained, and compiled. Using other action verbs makes your resume more impressive.

• Emphasize your best qualities at the beginning of the resume.

• Make sure the names and contact information on your references are accurate. Being the best candidate for the job will not help if you cannot be contacted.