Good Resume - 6 Golden Rules

Good Resume - 6 Golden Rules
Jan 27, 2021

Good Resume - 6 Golden Rules

There are very few situations in your life that put your resume right on top of the to do list! You are reading this article! That’s proof enough!

You are considering a new leap, or, are standing in a cross-road thinking about wanting a change in career, or, are just bored with your current assignment.

Let me ask you something! When was the last time you updated your resume? What are the skills that you need to highlight? There are so many people applying for the same position as you are. How are you going to make your resume scream that you are the one for the position?

The mere thought of thinking through these questions and coming up with answers is exhausting and stressful sometimes. I have six basic mantras that work like magic and bring you much closer to success.

KISS! Keep It Short & Simple

The hiring manager is going to spend less than 60 seconds to screen your resume. In these 60 seconds, he or she needs to understand who you are, what you do, how you have impacted your past employer and how you intend to fit yourself into the open position you are applying for. Chances are your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are not even glanced through. Your resume needn't capture what you did as a customer service executive in the year 1995. Cut it down. Your resume does not have to talk about everything that you know. You only need to target the skills, and experience for the job you are applying for.

Check Your Spellings, Grammar and Punctuations

Recruiters and hiring managers, might reject your resume the moment they catch a spelling mistake or notice issues with grammar. Though it can be painful and boring process, make sure you don’t just glance through your resume. Try sending it someone else who can read it for you and study it carefully.

Watch Your Tenses

This is another common error that can be a hindrance As a rule, if something on your resume is in the past, use the past tense (managed, delivered, organized) and if you are still actively in the role, use the present tense (manage, deliver, organize).

Avoid the First-Person Pronouns

DO NOT use words like “I” or “me” or “my.” So, instead of saying “I exceeded sales quotas 100% of the time” say “Exceeded sales quotas 100% of the time.”

Send Your Resume as a PDF

Share a PDF of your resume instead of a DOC or a DOCX. Your resume as a PDF will ensure the hiring manager sees the same format that the resume was originally held. Chances are that the style, format, font and size could look different on the hiring managers computer than yours.

Label Your Resume

Don’t use random and generic names for your resume. Many at times, we tend to label our files as just CV or with abbreviations of your name. Remember, when recruiters look for a resume they search using your name. Also remember that they get tons of resumes every day. Make it clear to them so they know whose resume they should be picking up by labeling it the right way. The best way to label would be First name Last name – Designation – Resume.pdf.

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