The best way to calculate the viability of your resume is to think of it like a game of sorts, maybe a game of tennis. The result of the first set alone does not make you a winner. But it does have the potential to demotivate you or give the audience a negative impression about your abilities. It is really disheartening when the first few chances of making an impression fade away right in front of your eyes. The same can be applied to your resume as well.
One must take care that the initial few lines are written immaculately so as to give the right impression. You would not want yourself to be a victim of ‘run out’ in the first over itself, like in a game of cricket. There is no proper format that may be followed while making a resume. The only things which matter are how clear and organised your points are in your resume.
An Objective must be well written and clear. Most job applicants do the mistake of not putting in a clear objective about what they want to do or expect from the job. Simply stating facts like one is expecting a challenging environment is not enough. Such callous statements only show the extent of your seriousness, and do not portray any part of one’s objectives at all. There is a fine line between expectations and objectives which must not be ignored while writing an objective in a resume. Our value proposition must be direct and must be clear about why you think of yourself as the best fit for the job vacancy position.
Avoid putting in unnecessary details. There may be few aspects of your career or personality which may be not be relevant for the post you are applying for; you must know where to draw the line while stating these facts. A few of them can be scraped off altogether, while a few may be just mentioned casually. One must have different versions of resume fit to be sent to different companies for different job positions at any time. If you wish to portray yourself as the perfect fit for jobs, you need to have these various versions.
The wrong photo can give the wrong impression to the people judging your resume. It is indeed the e-age now. People are always connected through the internet. In this visual, it is only apt to add a photo to your resume. But there are certain background rules which say that a photo which is simple and up-to-date must be used. It must have good quality as well.
Nowadays, people share their resumes through the means of internet. And these links may sometimes be very cumbersome to open; while some may not open at all. Broken links, or those that do not function often results in the employer losing interest. Moreover, your social media presence is also considered during the process of selecting a job applicant nowadays. Make sure you do not have anything offensive in your social media accounts upon which vultures can pounce anytime.
Hence, we must realise that a good resume needs a thorough research about where one stands in life, their expectations and reality facing them. Make sure your next interview is worth the while with these simple steps.