Your resume is the foundation of your brand and is your primary marketing tool. A well-written resume can be adapted to become your social media profile. It can open doors to opportunities you didn’t imagine possible – just as a poorly written resume can close the doors to opportunities that you may deserve.
This book will guide you in a step-by-step manner to create the perfect resume, which will land you your dream interview. That’s not all, the book also contains tips that will prep you for the interview.
Before you sit down and write your resume, you must follow a few preparatory steps to make the writing process easier, and to ensure that you have a streamlined and well-organized document.
Now that you’ve gathered the necessary information, let’s set the foundation of your resume. In this chapter, we’ll guide you through each section of a resume, and help you understand what information should or should not be included in it.
Using the right terms – keywords and key phrases – in your resume is integral to it being noticed. Hiring managers and recruiters use these keywords and key phrases to search for possible candidates. If your resume doesn’t contain them, then it will not pop up in the search result. It’s that simple.
In this chapter, we list some words that will have your resume stand out among others.
Depending on your career level, work experience and target industry, some resume formats may work better than others at emphasizing your accomplishments and experience. The bottom line is to bag that interview. There are three types of resume formats: chronological, functional, and hybrid.
In this chapter, we show you how to submit your resume “in the correct way”. And, we also guide you on how to write a cover letter.
Now that you have read the previous chapters and followed the steps, we hope you get the interview call.
In this chapter, we’ll give you some tips to follow during an interview.