Follow These Tips to Make Sure that Your Online Resume Looks Very Professional

It's a good idea to put your resume online so that many recruiters can view your information, this is a good way to widen your chances of getting the job that you want. Here are a few tips that you could do to help you immediately give a positive impression.
 
 

Make Notes

This where you should have the draft of your resume, doing so will make it easier for you to simply copy and paste your info on the online form. Take not of the companies or job portals where you have uploaded your resume so you know exactly where your resume goes to avoid surprises and confusion in the future.
 

Update Regularly

Make sure that you update your resume once you acquire a new skill, or if you have recently attended a seminar or workshop. It's also a good practice to schedule updating your resume at least once a month until you get hired. The mere act of updating your CV will consciously prompt you to continually be on the lookout for a job.  Doing so will definitely increase the likelihood of getting hired.

Misspellings

Check your resume against misspellings, you might think that it might be very menial, but it is something that can and will be noticed by Human Resources Practitioners. Use a spell checker at all times, if you have access to a word processing program, type in your information there first and if there are misspelled words the program will check it for you. 

Fill It Out Completely

Since you already started using the online resume please make sure to finish putting in your information and all the details that are needed. Make sure to fill up all the fields on the online resume form, it will increase your chances of being viewed by employers, and eventually getting the job. 

Fill It Out Correctly

All information must be verified, the dates, names, references, the company where you have worked, the schools and organizations that you included. Incorrect data is the last thing that you need when uploading your resume. 

Keywords

For example, if you are applying as a sales person make sure to put in related words that recruiters would be looking for, words like, sales, quota, goal, leads, telemarketing and other words that would be relevant to selling. Make sure to use words that relate to the industry that you are trying to get into. 

No Graphics

There is no need to use graphics, do not invest time in making one, you can not upload it online, and graphics are not useful unless you are applying as a graphic designer or as an artist. Do not make your resume fancy, make it as simple as possible and as professional as you can. 

Proofread

Lastly, before you hit the submit button, make sure to read and check the details on your resume, it is also a good idea to have a friend or a loved one read your resume before you send it out to the resume directory to minimize errors. 

We highly recommend that you use PhilJobNet's NSRP (National Skills Registration Program ) to boost your odds of securing yourself a great job. You can also print this as your resume. To create one, simply create a Jobseeker account in PhilJobNet.