Writing a perfect resume to stand out and give a positive impression

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<ul><li><p>Is this how you are right now?</p></li><li><p>brochure</p></li><li><p>Imagine youare the </p><p>product</p></li><li><p>Skills for </p><p>sale!</p></li><li><p>Use your rsum to </p><p>sellyour skills</p></li><li><p>Give the best impression</p></li><li><p>Neitheran empty page!</p></li><li><p>Length of a rsum ranges from </p><p>1 3 pages </p></li><li><p>What to include?</p></li><li><p>Personal statement</p><p>This is your elevator pitch to tell the </p><p>employer/recruiter WHOyou are and WHAT will you bring with yourself and WHY are you the </p><p>ONE. Make sure this does not exceed 2-3 lines..</p><p>I am the ONE!</p></li><li><p>Contact information</p><p> Contact number: A mobile or landline number you have access to without any problem</p><p> Email address: Give an e-mail address that you have access to and would not loose access to in the coming 2-3 months. </p><p> LinkedIn Profile (Optional): Gives a good impression</p><p> Website (Optional): In case you have a personal website/blog.</p></li><li><p>Work Experience</p><p>Include WHERE you have worked, your DESIGNATION, the DURATION of work and an OUTLINE of your duties</p></li><li><p>EducationWHAT did you study from WHICH</p><p>INSTITUTE and HOWlong was the </p><p>program. You CANinclude the final </p><p>grade point as well</p></li><li><p>SkillsWrite down some skills you have. Like Photoshop, Leadership, etc.</p></li><li><p>Certifications (If you have any)</p></li><li><p>Extra activities including social service or other important information you </p><p>want to share with the employer</p></li><li><p>Do not use less word spacing!</p></li><li><p>Review the </p><p>job description carefully</p></li><li><p>Use a clear font</p></li><li><p>Take advantage of </p><p>bold, underlineand italic</p></li><li><p>Make sure your resume is attractive and conciseExample of information that will not be of any use to the employer in most cases: </p><p>Married with 2 kids</p><p> Travelled to Mauritius last year</p><p>Was selected as the class representative in Grade-4. </p></li><li><p>The first10 -20 </p><p>seconds are important.</p></li><li><p>Your resume should be </p><p>love at first sight. </p></li><li><p>Of your resume</p></li><li><p>Ask your friends for a proof reading session</p></li><li><p>Print your CV and read </p><p>inreverse order</p></li><li><p>Make sure to </p><p>highlightaccomplishments</p></li><li><p>Quantify achievementsTry describing in terms of quantity for achievementsExamples: Led a team to increase sales by 23% Managed a budget of 1.2 Million USD Developed a marketing plan, reducing the </p><p>budget by 10% and increasing sales by 12% Increased the number of awards for the </p><p>company by achieving a standard Supervised 24 employees</p></li><li><p>Name the Resume/CV professional</p><p>Resume1.docx , Resume3214.pdf, 3216_resume.pdf, </p><p>123.doc</p><p>Firstname_LastName Resume.pdf, FirstNameLastName.pdf, Resume_FirstName.pdf, </p></li><li><p>Send a PDF!</p><p>PDF viewers come with every </p><p>operating system and is the best </p><p>way to send a resume. </p></li><li><p>Also remember Network</p></li><li><p>Good luck with the job hunt</p><p>Thank you for </p><p>viewing this </p><p>presentation.</p><p>Do not forget to </p><p>share this with </p><p>your colleagues</p></li></ul>