fifteen percent of people living in Pakistan are job employees and many
other looking for jobs in Pakistan. Resume is something that can easily
give you job or force you to stay at home idle. It is something that
negotiates with company management that needs an employee before you
start working with them. Rather than your skills, capabilities and work
experience, initially you need an impressive resume.
There are many effective ways that can bring up a winning resume. If
you are following right ways of forming the resume then it is very
obvious that you will create an impressive one. To make master
curriculum vitae (cv) you need to manipulate on two main factors. Number
one, how to manage and write content and formatting of resume content.
At second you must provide accurate information and personal bio data.
The information of yours must be accurate and authentic regarding job
for which you are applying, the skills you have, your qualification and
most important the past experience of job you have. When you know about
these factors and work on them in correct manner then your resume will
definitely land you in job interview.
Few years back in colleges and universities, students were educated
and learnt how to build up a good and effective resume. But now, due to
the advancement of technology and internet, learning of making a resume
is not considered as an important thing, as internet now got everything
ready and prepared to be accessed for you. There are many pre formed
templates are uploaded on many websites and internet users can easily
download or fetch from there. This is not done, with accessing resume
from internet, but many similar websites also provide, important tips
and directions which can help you in building a CV. For the ease and
comfort of jobseekers many websites serve people in regard of making a
good resume. As there are many websites which provides information and job vacancies in Pakistan similarly many websites that can help you in regard of making resume.
It is not important that you should pay for thing that is entirely
yours and have your personal information. If you know basic and
important rules of writing a resume, than there is no need of consulting
any website for building a personal profile.
Brain storming is very important whenever you are going to start any
writing. In case of creating a resume first, you should make a plan that
how would you explain you resume components and what design should be
given to it. Formatting of resume components is not much important, but
as a resume is considered as sole communication with a sharp and
potential employer, so you need to be very clear with few headings,
describing the important facts about you. Bold or thick letters can be
used to depict emphasizing information.
Your resume must be neat and proper, if formatting of letters or
paragraph is done then it should not be immensely used. Writing style
must be kept same overall, bold letters must not be used frequently so
that reader can have a good time while going through your resume. Your
resume must contain relevant information with proper details. Large
details or over loaded resume will not be of much importance and it can
also make employer bore. Soft and humble tone within the resume can be a
plus point while strong and impressive words must be used to define
your achievements and goals.
Once you have done with your resume, make sure that it is error free.
There should be no grammatical or spelling mistake. Through
proofreading, that should be done several times; you can amend or
correct your mistakes. It would be very beneficial if someone else read
your resume before it sent to relevant employer.
When you make your resume, make sure that it do not hold any false
information and must be refraining of any dishonest detail. If you put
any fake experience or provide fake detail may lead you the job but you
cannot hold it for long time. Moreover, when employer may come to know
about you lie they might not kick you out but they will not be able to
The resume should also not be a mess of words. Let the reader have a
good time going through your resume. Try not to squeeze everything into
one page, but use two or three if you need to. As you create your
resume, let it be relevant to the job that you are seeking. Always make
your case in a way that you use bullets to highlight certain points.
Lastly, make sure your resume is submitted in a timely manner so that
you are within the window of opportunity.
At last but not the least, your resume must not be a mess of words.
Do not squeeze all details on a single page but use two or more if
needed. The most important thing is that if you are capable of doing
multiple jobs then you should make multiple resume. A single resume
cannot be used for applying different jobs in different times. Your
resume must be relevant to the job for which you are applying.
Author:- Ammarah from articlebase
The accepted "wisdom" is that your resume
should never be more then one page. To be honest if you ask 100
employment specialists 50 will say that is correct and the other 50 will
disagree. Ultimately what employers care about is if the resume is easy
to read and illustrates the skills that make you a good fit for the position. The length of your resume
should be appropriate to you. With that being said, NEVER go longer
then three pages. You are not getting paid by the word. If your related
work experience only fills up one page that is fine.
2. Does your resume illustrate you as the right person for the job immediately?
Your resume is your 10 second commercial for your product (you). The person that is filling the position
you are applying to is only go to take a few seconds to see if you have
the skills and experience they need for the open job. Be direct and to
the point and don't waste time putting in skills and experience that
don't relate to the position you are applying to.
3. Have you double, triple, quadruple checked your resume for typos?
There is no good reason for a typo. Your resume has to be perfect. Remember, your resume is the very first impression your potential employer will ever have of you. Having a typo in your resume is the kiss of death. Check your resume multiple times for typos. Also have some one else read your resume
before you send it out. What you write down might make perfect sense to
you but if it doesn't make sense to any one else it doesn't matter.
4. Have you put specifics in your resume?
You need to put
your achievements in the proper context for your potential employer.
Here is an example: "I increased total sales from previous year." That
says absolutely nothing to the potential employer. Did you increase sale
by 1 or 1,000? On the other hand: "I increased sales 210% over previous
year." By making that simple change you are able to give the potential
employer specific information that illustrates your contribution to the success of your previous employer.
To summarize, be direct and to the point. Only highlight qualifications that are going to help you get the position and a single typo is completely unacceptable. By following these simple rules you put yourself in a much better position to land the position you want.
David Clemen, Author of the Article
Hi Friends, an interesting statistic from a poll taken of recruiting and hiring managers stated that 75% of the people who review resumes said they read cover letters ONLY if they know the cover letter has been customized for the company and the position.
At RightChanges, we have two ALWAYS statements regarding the job search and one is to ALWAYS send a cover letter. Coach Judi Adams recommends one cover format over any other. The format we recommend is the T cover letter.
What is a T Cover Letter?
The T cover letter gets its name from the imaginary T that is formed by the two columns in the middle of the single page letter. The left column is the list of requirements as outlined by the hiring company and the second column is the qualifications you have that match the requirements. With this format you are visually showing the hiring manager why you are the perfect candidate. How powerful is that?
The remaining portion of this article gives the steps to creating the T cover letter.
Some job seekers however still struggle with creating it: how to select the requirements and qualifications to include or how to use Word to format it. RightChanges is offering a one-hour webinar on Friday September 12th on The Power Cover Letter. Space is limited and registration deadline is Friday September 5th. See details at the end of this article.
We know the most important section of the cover letter (the T) and there are other sections of this single page letter as well.
The top of the cover letter should have the same format and information you have on your resume. This is your letterhead and gives a professional look to your materials. This same letterhead should be used on all job search correspondences. Consider it your own custom stationery.
You should address the letter to the name of the hiring manager. You should be able to get this name through networking. If you absolutely do not know the person’s name do not address the letter to Dear Sir. I am a female hiring manager and that won no points with me.
The opening paragraph should mention the position you are applying for, include the position number if one was listed, and how you heard about the position. If you did it correctly, you networked into the position and can mention the person’s name who told you about the position or to contact that person.
Brag phrase is our name for the section that appears before the T . This phrase (a sentence or two) should affirm that your experience and abilities seem to be a great match for the position and transition to the T portion of the letter.
The T consists of two columns with the respective titles of Your Requirements and My Qualifications or something equivalent.
Each requirement should be a separate row. The bulleted items in the right column should line up to the point it corresponds to in the left column. If you have more qualifications for a particular requirement, it is fine to have white space on the left before the next bullet. An important reminder is to keep the text as concise as possible.
We are often asked what about how to handle requirements where you do not have the matching qualifications. The answer is not to list those. The hiring manager’s list is like a kid’s Santa list during the Christmas holiday. No child believes they are going to receive everything on the list, it is the items they would like to have. Hiring managers list all of the skills and experience they would like to have. Even some requirements listed as mandatory will be overlooked when they find a great candidate.
The deal isn’t a deal until it is closed. Following the T portion, a closing phrase is needed that expresses your interest, belief that you are a great fit, and next steps. Consider using a statement regarding how you will follow-up with them in a few days to see if they have any questions.
· To compile the phrases for the opening, brag and closing sections, RightChanges recommends looking through the book Cover Letters That Will Knock’em Dead by Martin Yate. Go through and find wording that sounds like you, not all phrases and wording will.
· To get your cover letter in front of the hiring manager and read, add the letter to the front of the resume in the same file. Do not have a separate file for the resume. Many hiring managers will believe it is the same old blah blah blah cover letter and not even open it. Plus having the cover letter as the first page of the resume will allow electronic resume scanners to find the keywords of the requirements.
Use the cover letter to walk the hiring manager through why you are the perfect candidate by using the most powerful cover letter format, the one page T cover letter.
WEBINAR DETAILS: Power Cover Letter Webinar
On Friday September 12th at noon US EDT, RightChanges is holding the Power Cover Letter webinar. You will learn how to write this powerful cover letter which visually shows hiring authorities why you are the right candidate. Do not leave it for them to figure it out for themselves. Standout from the competition.
* Benefits of this format
* The do's and don'ts
* How to get them to "read" the cover letter
* Actual example from scratch: using a resume and job description, you will see a step by step demonstration using Microsoft Word on how to do it yourself
There will be time at the end of the webinar to get your cover letter questions answered
Registration deadline is Friday September 5th but don’t wait – space is limited.
To register go to: http://mkt.com/rightchanges , Select Webinar, and the Power Cover Letter Webinar.
I will appreciate your comments as well.
This Article was posted With the consent of RightChoices.
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