Resume is very important factor in the process of job search. Writing an effective and powerful resume takes time and efforts. A job searcher can't ignore the importance of resume. Resume is a mean of convincing hiring manager and get the interview. Your resume needs to be concise, well written and easily readable to get the attention of the hiring manager. Hiring manager won't consider your application second time if your resume fails to convince him in first meeting. To write a resume that stand above the other usual applications and get an interview to land your dream job, follow these simple tips. These are the tips about how and how not to write a resume.
Resume writing seems very difficult task at the beginning. You may take help of resume templates and resume samples those are available over the Internet in almost every niche. Search resume templates by your profession, your level of experience and other matching credentials which are required for the job. For example A fresher Network administrator would search for "Fresher Network Administrator resume template". You may use these templates to get an idea of how to make a resume and How to write a resume. Don't just copy/paste the statements in the resume. Study these resume templates and write your unique resume. Studying sample resumes will make you bit confident and it will save your time and efforts. e.g. Studying several objective statements will give you a clear idea of how an objective section should be written in a resume. After studying several resume samples now it's time to write your own resume.
Gather your academic and professional information on a single sheet of paper. First of all write your skills which have value and demand in market. Research the job market and find out what are the most marketable skills do you have which can satisfy employers need. Write down these skills on a paper. Below your skills write down your relevant coursework, internships, experiences. Any activities which are relevant to your job profile.
Prepare your objective/summary section. Assuming that you have studied several objective/summary sections in various resume samples craft out your own objective/summary section. Take enough time to write this section because it's the opening of your resume. Employer is likely to read this section first. Employer spend no more than 20 seconds on average resume because of heavy loads of the applications. Objective statement is all about telling the potential employer about what you have to offer. Don't tell him what type of job you want to do.
Gather your personal and professional profile details. Your degrees, relevant certifications, your contact details etc. Below I have explained about how to write each section of resume. It is optional to include objective section but it can make difference if it is written effectively. Make use of action word/power words in resume. Action words are the words employer looking in resume. To know what employer is looking for read job advertisement carefully. Include keywords that are used in advertisement. Now-days employers use resume scanning softwares to shortlist the resumes because they get too many applications for the vacancies and they don't have time to read each and every resume personally.