How to Write an Effective Resume

It's important to have a specific structure for your resume, in order for the recruiter to quickly recognize you as a strong candidate for the job. Here are a few simple guidelines that you can follow so you can successfully land a job. 

Headline

This is where you put your name and other details, it would be better not to include your nickname, although some human resources officers would ask for your nickname it's still better not to put it on your resume to maintain professionalism.

Make sure that you include your complete address, the address where you are presently residing. If you happen to be from the province simply provide your present address.

It is important that you double check the contact number, see if it is accurate. You don't want to miss out on a good job opportunity just because your contact info is incorrect. The same goes with your email address.

Writing your expertise or the job description you are applying for on the headline is optional.

Qualifications

Here is where you write pertinent information that the recruiter could match with the job that you are applying for. Make sure to put everything in especially the information that matters. When including your qualifications on your resume, always ask yourself if it will have significance to your job application. If it will not be useful do not include it.

Educational Background

If you are a fresh graduate you can take advantage of this section to highlight your accomplishments in school. If you have honors include it. But if you are an experienced worker in the industry, you can simply jot down your most recent and most significant academic achievement. 

Work Experience

This section should include the name of the company that you worked for, your designation for that particular job, and the inclusive dates for that job. You may also include promotions to spotlight your strengths as a candidate for the vacant position. When listing your duties and responsibilities it's better to be concise and to the point. 

Other Related Information

You may want to title this section äccording to your preference. You can call it "Workshops","Seminars" or "Other Training. No matter what you call it just make sure that it is relevant to the job vacancy that you are applying for, otherwise you will just be wasting resume space. 

It is always advisable to start with the Headline, and then work your way through your Educational Background, Qualifications, Work Experience, Training and Other Related Information if applicable.

You could even interchange the sequence of the resume right after the "Headline" part. There is really no right or wrong way to compose a resume you just need to present it properly with all the suitable information.

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Goodluck with your job hunting!