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5 Steps to the Professional Resume Writing Process of 2017

February 2, 2017

 

In the age when every minute your Facebook feed changes, Donald Trump is elected President and demonetization is bringing a cut-down in jobs, we need to change. And so, should your resume, if you are on an intended career move. It must be spot on and follow the resume writing process of this year.

Consider you are in an elevator with 2 more people. One is well dressed and jovial while the other is nonchalant and forgets you are even present. Who would you choose to strike a conversation with?

 

First impressions matter a ton. Your resume is a gateway to your professional persona. It helps the employer make quick observations before even meeting you in person. To land that dream job, you surely need to keep your resume 2017ish.

 

Here are a few quick tips on the  expert resume writing process to help your resume undergo the indispensable makeover:

 

1. Sacrosanct order: Theodor Adorno once said: “The task of art today is to bring chaos into order”. A resume must follow order too! The best resume writing should have everything aligned uniformly.

 

a) Name & Contact Details: Your name should be on the top of the resume in bold font so that it can be clearly seen and remembered. Under your name, you should first mention your contact number, followed by your e-mail ID (a professional one) and finally your LinkedIn Profile URL.

 

b) Personal Statement: Below the name, carefully draft a Personal Statement, enriched with keywords relevant to the prospective profile. Maximize use of this area to give the recruiter reason to continue reading the rest of your resume. 

 

c) Core Skills: Reinforce the above-mentioned keywords in this section as key skills pertinent to your profile. This will make it easier for the recruiter to notice the right skills if you are a good fit for the profile.

 

d) Professional Experience: Starting from the present date, reversing in chronological order, list down your work experience. It should briefly include your key responsibilities.

 

e) Academic Details: Mention colleges and schools you have studied in. Do not include all the schools but only those which are important. If you are a graduate, only mention your graduation schools and above.

 

f) Key Achievements: Include all your crucial achievements at the workplace. Candidates with no work experience can include key achievements and co-curricular activities of their college and school.

 

g) Other important skills and interests: If you have additional knowledge of a software, or know any third language mention it. You can also mention any social or volunteer work that you have done.

 

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