10 Tips For Writing A Resume That Get You Noticed

Marieke Stoop
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In a few years your “paper” resume will be substituted with your online presentation e.g. on LinkedIn. Read 10 tips for writing a good resume:

The goal of your resume is to show (read: sell) your potential employer your experiences, skills and capabilities. Recruiters and employers now already use social media to obtain an impression of you. Read how you can obtain the job you desire.

1. Personal: This header will describe your personal information. Include your name and a professional sounding email address.

2. Expertise and Skills: Specify your personal skills and expertise (e.g an expert in setting up…. /team player / people manager / inventive / creative)

3. From current to past: Write your experience, education and training in order from present to past.

4. First Experience then Education & Training: Enter the header Experience first and then the header Education & Training.

5. Job title versus Company Name: Indicate under the header Experience first your job title (written in bold) and then the company name (italic) as you would like to emphasise more your job more than your current/former employer.

6. Summary of activities in job: Succinctly write your experience. Begin the list, if applicable with a verb (e.g Provision of … / performing …)

7. Month and dates: Make sure you chop the months and write the dates fully (e.g. Sept. 2007 – Jan. 2014)

8. Extracurricular activities: Provide activities that are relevant (e.g. volunteer, charity work, founder of a foundation)

9. Layout: Use one type font, bullets and tabs (instead of spaces). Use a full stop or semi-colon at the end of each summary.

10. Photo & PDF: Add a photo of yourself at the top of your resume (optional). Check spelling and save as PDF.

To your success!!

Marieke Stoop

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