A good resume is all about good and relevant content, and how you present yourself. Do you have a resume on eight pages, it will not be read.
Director of Adecco Search & Select, Guri Larsen has extensive experience within the recruitment industry, and have read thousands of resumes. She has seen everything from creative concoctions with power point presentations, DVD movies and a resume created as a character series. Surprisingly got none of these work. Such resumes gives stamp of user, she points out.
Along with the creative antics have Larsen joined by many bad resumes, she knows therefore well what differentiates a good resume from a bad.
CV and application is your gateway to a job interview, so you must do a thorough job. You can not set up at the starting line unprepared. You must spend time and work well with their cover letter and resume, says Larsen.
A Good CV:
CV and application must be professional no matter what position you are seeking. Common to both is to communicate forward a clear and strong message. It is important to think about who you're writing your resume and application to.
You have to think about the recipient. Who is the recipient of your resume and cover letter? A resume is all about what you have content and how you present yourself. What have you done, who you are and what you have contributed. This write down when you make a good resume, she says.
Larsen says that good content and a neat resume template, make yourself visible in the pile of resumes. She refers to an attempt, in which two resumes with different template, but duplicate content has been treated differently. Resumes with too much content can ruin for the candidate.
- When the employer reading your resume, they focus on personal, key competencies and current position. Is not this clearly will resume placed in the "no-stack." Candidates as well tell what they have achieved in all jobs, lose employer interest. So it will not be done, she continues.
Therefore You Do Not Have Image:
Within cognitive psychology, it researched the "halo effect", which is all that you ascribe some properties of things or actions based on what you've experienced before or based on forms built up in the brain.
Research shows that one prefers people with an attractive look better than those who do not. The person's subjective opinion may therefore be detrimental to the person seeking employment. We perceive the neat as kind, nice, wise and clever, but it is not certain that this is so.
It's rare appearance and characteristics have nothing to do with each, says Guri Larsen. She is not a fan of imagery in your resume and think this may have a negative effect.
|To Write A Resume That Gets Read|
Image CV can be dangerous for you. If you are not prompted, then drop it. Picture on CV has nothing to do with who you are, what you can and what you want to accomplish in your job.
Here is Larsens rules when writing CV:
Rule Number One: Give the recipient list at first sight.
Start with personal details and your key skills. Key competencies are not only the professional background, but will also describe what you've accrued expertise through studies, associations and job. Get into who you are as a person.
You should always set up your CV in reverse chronological order. What you've done the last to come on top. Ideally, your current job be at the top. But you graduate you take the last completed degree.
A resume will not be many pages. One page is enough, two sides is acceptable, but a resume of eight pages are not read.
Rule Number Two: You need to stand out, but you must not be weeded out.
In your CV you need to bring out results and relevant experiences. Bring out what you've worked with and the results you have achieved. Do not bring anything but take what is important for exactly the job you now want to apply for.
A trap is to smear on too thick. Here you can quickly be revealed. Be precise and objective. Get someone to read over the text for you. It is important that you have a good language. Be sure to be concise, and remove all typos.
Colored paper, border or drawings creates noise, steer away from this. Drop also picture if you can.