Writing a resume and the cherry on the cake
What is there to add to your cv editing if it's already perfect?
Are you sure it's perfect? First, let's make sure of that by going over the list.
Your resume has:
- Your title (position),
- Your contact information (including a serious email and your personal, non-work, phone number),
- Purpose of your search (what kind of job you're looking for, in what field, with what type of employment, what you want out of your future job),
- A small presentation of yourself (it can be titled "About Me", or give a snippet of text without a title, right after the contact details), this article has examples,
- Desired salary (how to determine the optimal figure - read here),
- List of key skills,
- Description of work experience (each position is a small block in which you indicate the place of work, position, period of time, what tasks you performed in this place of work, what successes you managed to achieve),
- Academic background,
- Additional training (refresher courses, training courses, programs, etc.),
- Additional skills (e.g. computers, languages, and other non-technical skills that are not directly related to the position but would make you more effective, so use this article to set up your own skills list)
- Additional information (in this section you can provide a link to your blog, profiles or social media communities relevant to your profession, a link to your portfolio),
- A list of personal qualities (list those that help you be an effective professional),
- A list of hobbies and hobbies (again, it makes sense to mention hobbies if they can enhance a positive impression of you); we have two articles on this topic here and here.
Now that you are sure that your resume is written according to the rules, we suggest adding a few details to it to increase its weight in the eyes of the employer.
An employer's eyes are looking for something to "latch onto" in the text - especially if it's not a unique job that requires a rare skill set (in which case the employer is looking for those skills in the first place).
The employer wants to understand why they should invite you specifically for an interview. You will be doing him a favor if you help him finally make a decision.
Add just one phrase to your resume - about one success you've had. It is better to write in impersonal form, without "I". For example:
"Ensuring the supply of products in a hard-to-reach area of Khabarovsk Krai" (for a logistician).
Successful preparation for school of a child with delayed speech development (for a psychologist, teacher, governess).
"Creating a winning logo at a contest (name of a design contest)" for a designer.
And so on.
If you can mention a few accomplishments, that's a big plus. The only thing to remember is that the achievements must be meaningful. Also, these should be your personal achievements-not the team's, not the company's.
This is about work experience.
The position can be described succinctly:
"May 2004 - December 2005. - LLC "Elite", sales manager. And then a list of tasks, functions and achievements.
You can write more fully and informatively:
"May 2004 - December 2005. - "Elite" company, a large importer and one of the leaders in the American market of spare parts for passenger cars, sales manager".
By adding information about the employer you are telling a little more about yourself. The second option shows that the applicant worked for a large company that is a market leader; in addition, it is clear to the employer what products the manager worked with.
A photo is not a required element. But if you post a photo, the employer will get the feeling that he knows you better.
It's important to choose a good, good photo - where you look serious but friendly. It goes without saying that you can't put a party or beach photo on your resume - only a formal photo (like a passport photo) or a photo of you in a work environment.
Under the link can be:
- An article you've written on a professional topic,
- your blog on a professional topic,
- a portfolio,
- your LinkedIn profile,
- Feedback on the work you have done (for example, a thank you on FB or on some website),
- A photo report from an event in your professional field in which you participated,