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HOW TO WRITE A VICTORIOUS RESUME IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD

Updated on July 18, 2013
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"S" is for spelling

Potential employers look for spelling errors pretty much from the start.

If they have two hundred resumes to read and ten have spelling areas, that's an easy ten they don't have to give much thought to. Why? Because it reveals you do not go the small effort to use a spell checker which is in most every computer word processing program and perhaps you don't even pay attention to detail.

Additionally, if you are putting in for a job that requires typing, report writing and things of that nature, it's even more important and if you put in for a typing job, please don't hand write the resume! If you don't have a computer - go to the library!

So, "S" is for spelling. If you aren't confident about the spelling and grammar of your resume, ask a friend to review it.


"O" is for Objective

The objective is your opportunity to connect your skills, experience, traits, and job requirements with those of the potential employer. Read the job posting carefully and pick out key words. Highlight them and try to incorporate some of the key words into your resume.

If you don't have a job description for the job that's posted, look one up on the internet. Many job descriptions can be found online. The objective is equal to what your employer wants to see in your cover letter. It's not about what you did on the day-to-day grind, but what sets you apart from others.

Potential employers want to see key words (verbs) that show accomplished tasks, like

  • managed
  • resolved
  • achieved
  • saved
  • developed
  • analyzed
  • organized

If you have trouble deciding what to write and what verbs to use, ask yourself the question, "What problems did I have on my last job and how did I resolve it?"

"A" is for Attention.

Show you pay attention to detail. Get the achievements and awards out there.

Imagine you are the employer. What would you be looking for? What sets you apart from the other thirty applicants?

Use attractive resume paper and envelopes.

Tell what you are willing to do for the company but at the same time, say what you hope to learn.

The extra attention you give your resume leads the employer to consider you may be a valuable asset to their company.

"P" is for Profile

The goal of your profile is to set yourself apart from others. Focus on your strengths and summarize your achievements.

Look on your social media profiles and enter some of those strengths. Include interests that are job-related only. Do not include personal family details on a resume. This clues in the potential employer that you are family-oriented rather than job-oriented and while there may be truth in that, this is not the time to express it.

Summary

Though you may have put in for many jobs, customize and personalize your resume to shine.

Include:

  • Accurate contact information.
  • Your cell phone number.
  • Give a brief profile of yourself in the beginning to get their attention.
  • Awards and achievements.
  • Experience in chronological order.
  • Education - including dates, degrees, and certifications.

If you wouldn't go to a job interview with sloppy clothes, remember your resume is your pre-interview profile and is equally important because it's the first step to landing the interview.

Believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, others will see your confidence. You can write a victorious resume and celebrate a job well done.

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