It is possible that these are obvious points that the candidates themselves seem to be completely unnecessary. But for a recruiter, they are important and sometimes help make the final decision.
While any employer dreams of accepting a competent, efficient and loyal employee into his team, each applicant wants to get into the hands of a reliable, understanding and modern employer. What can you do to select yours from the stream of identical resumes?
Add a few details to your career bio. As they say, a trifle, but nice.
What did your company do
The purpose of the resume is to give as much information as possible about the professionalism, experience and success of the candidate. Therefore, it should be as specific as possible. It is not enough to write that you worked as a manager, and the postscript: “for sales” is not enough.
Be sure to indicate what exactly you were selling: products, services or equipment.So, writing that you worked in a well-known company in narrow circles, do not forget to add the type of its activity.
What exactly did you do and what you achieved
In the section about experience, it is necessary to indicate not only the years and the company in which you worked, but also the position and responsibilities that you performed. There are few common standard words and expressions here. The more specific and vividly it is indicated in it what you were directly involved in and what you have achieved, the more attention it will attract.
It is not enough, for example, to simply indicate that you have worked with documents. Be sure to decipher – with what, in what programs, etc. If you are a technical specialist, then indicate all the tolerances that you have, if a representative of a creative specialty, then do not forget to provide a link to the portfolio. Sales managers should indicate which group of products they worked with and what sales volumes they achieved. And accountants should not forget that they also performed the duties of, for example, a financial manager or a personnel officer.
And more …
There are other, in the opinion of the applicant, “little things” that are worth mentioning. The resume from this will not become much more, but the benefits to the candidate will increase. And sometimes this “little thing” can play a decisive role in the recruiter’s decision:
- If you are looking for work with a specific schedule (5 days, 2/2, evening or telework), please indicate it.
- The section with professional skills (skills) is not about everything that you know and can do. Very often applicants write everything here, allowing the employer to enjoy their professionalism, but in fact, forcing him to fish out the necessary information. However, this is ineffective. It is necessary to describe the knowledge and skills that meet the requirements for the vacancy, or are unique.
And do not forget that the text of the resume must be proofread for errors and typographical errors. Even if you have great communication skills, it may happen that you fail to show them in the interview. Your first communication with the employer is through your resume.