Almost 90 percent of the job adverts you read require a CV and a resume to be sent to the prospective employer. They will use the information to consider you for an interview. For that reason you should learn to write powerful resumes.
The first step to writing a successful resume is to understand what it is for. Many people miss to mention the most important things in their resumes and write about irrelevant things usually about their previous work history. Do not fall into the trap. Your CV tells enough about you previous employment but only your resume can tell why you will be important to your future employer.
Have in mind that the HR department of your future employer receives many CVs and resumes. For that reason you only have a few seconds to attract their attention and make them read the whole resume. Usually the reader will scam through the sheets and will pay attention at the top and at the bottom. For that reason start with the most important information how you can contribute to the prosperity of their organization.
The fact that you are able to catch the reader's attention doesn't mean that he or she will read carefully the whole resume. The simple reason might be that you have written a boring resume that doesn't say anything specific. To avoid this keep a clear vision what you want to say. Do not forget that the objective of any resume is to provide information.
Be very specific in what you want to say and avoid vagueness. Name the vacancy you are applying for, explain which of your skills can be beneficial, match your specific abilities or skills with the vacancy requirements. Try to avoid irrelevant information such as you the job is good for you i.e. you want a challenging job with room for personal growth.
If you are applying for a company that has several vacant positions and you see you qualify for more than one you can be a bit vaguer. Of course this doesn't mean to fill a page with nonsense. State what your qualifications are but do not go into details about a single position. The same rule applies if you are writing a resume to use on a job fair.
Finally do some research before writing your resume. Ask some of your friends to show you their resumes or read sample resumes. Sometimes there are specific requirements for resume writing according to the type of job you are applying for. Do not forget that you can always refine your resume until you see you have found the right formula.
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