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Today’s 6 Must-have for Resume!

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6 Must-have

1 Summary at the top- Give strong reasons for your candidature that highlights relevant skills, abortion expertise and strengths related to job advertised in short bullet points. Summary helps hiring manager to build right frame of mind while evaluating your candidature. In short gives strong reason to read next sections of the resume. Read Theladders to hone your summary writing skills perfectly described by them.

2 Actionable items- If you can highlight the key deliverables from your previous job, it would let the hiring manager know your exact potential and estimated contribution to the job advertised. Rather than just telling your role in the previous job, speak out what you did and as a result what was the actual outcome from your act. For e.g. the customer’s renewal rate doubled by 10% by your support. They want to evaluate you quantitatively. Having difficulty in measuring it, then read this Idealistcareers.org

3 Use Keyword as SEO- As many as 80% of employers use keywords to decide which resumes are worth a look via Livecareer. So don’t forget to include relevant keywords in your resume straight from the job description. Mostly employers mention this in the job description itself. So all you need is to copy and paste in your resume. Keyword rich resumes are easily picked when read through automated software’s like ATS/ HRMS and makes it discoverable to the employers.

4 Skills- When you have the desired skills don’t hesitate to showcase them. Mention with your experience, skills you acquired and results that you drove by your efforts. Technology driven jobs are mostly scrutinized using skills field. Also if you have any certifications or projects earned, it adds more to the volume. Apply the thumb rule skills mentioned on resume should be relevant to job advertised via Jobsearch.

5 Awards/Recognition- When applying in big companies; Awards and Training makes you stand out of the crowd. So mention with the context the award you earned and what it means to your current job. Showcase your accomplishments and your brand that employer can leverage to build a healthy workforce. Be specific with details to capture and retain interest. To know the nuances of this section read ResumeEdge.

6 Social Profiles- Nowadays, 10.9% of resumes include a social media link, and the number continues to rise (Source: Mashable) So mention your linkedIn profile or Website/Blog link on resume by which employers can cross-check your candidature and validate your info. Twitter, Facebook are secondary references and individual discretion is must. Do check the relevance of disclosing these networks with the job applied. It speeds up the process and may be you’re just a call away from them to throng first stage of interviews. So be alert, active and Social when applying for your dream jobs.

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