Resume Writing: Tips to keep in mind

Your future is the most important thing in your life, and changing jobs is an attempt to improve your life, and your career. 

Filling in your resume in the correct way is essential when you apply for a job.

I know, it is quite a stressful operation this, but it can make the difference between getting the job, and receiving an ‘apology’ letter from your prospective employer.

If you are not sure of how to write it, you can always use the services of those in the resume writing industry.

The unfortunate thing about this is that it doesn’t always have the desired effect.   There are downsides to using professional resume writers to do all the hard work for you, which, in fact, they don’t.  You’re the one doing all the hard work, and end up paying others for your efforts.

When you write your resume, you need to fill in all your work history, as well as professional achievements, and of course, your skills.

When you set your sights on a potential job, it would be a good idea to consider if you are ‘suitable’ for that post in the first place.  There’s no point in spending hours brushing up your resume, live on nerves until you get a response from your prospective employer, and then this might be a negative one.

You need to ask yourself a few questions before getting your hopes up, and going for any job which looks good.

Tip one:       Are you qualified for this position?  Do you have the skills and the know-how to jump straight into the post without needing an eternity of training?

Tip two:       What are you looking for in your next job?  Is it a question of a better position, better conditions, or a raise in your income?

Tip three:    How good are your writing abilities?  This is a crucial point as if you are hopeless at writing, and this includes grammatical and spelling errors, apart from not giving your prospective employer your message, your letter of application might end up in the bin.

Writing your resume is not easy at all, and writing it properly is even more difficult.

Some will resort to hiring a third party to do this for them, but the results are not always as good as hoped for. This, needless to say, depends on who you hire to do the writing for you.  You’ll end up disappointed if you’ve paid out a lot of money to have it done by a professional, but then discover that you could have written it all yourself, and at no cost. 

But, if you are pretty good at it, then most probably you don’t need to get anybody to do it for you, especially if you are just starting out in life.

I would still recommend it be checked out by a member of your family, or a friend, for silly errors which might cost you the job opportunity.

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