You are looking for a new job and, in turn, employers are looking for qualified candidates.
Many of these tips for job searchers are not new. However, following some or all of them could make a difference for you as a potential candidate.
While content is key, the format of your CV or resume can also be important. Keep it simple but attractive.
- Include objective statements only if requested by potential employers. Otherwise, they don’t add anything of value to your resume.
- If you have not completed your university degree or diploma program, don’t make it look like you might have. Simply indicate the current status of your studies or expected completion date.
- Don’t just list your title, length of time in a position, and tasks, include your key accomplishments and results, as well.
- Include information about new skills learned or used in various positions.
- Indicate what you did in the job; not what the team or the unit did.
- List jobs you have held in chronological order, starting with the most recent. Include only the relevant, not necessarily all your job experiences.
- Avoid acronyms other than those in common use.
- Be positive.
- Use simple language. And proofread (or have someone do it for you, or both).
- Research other sources on CV/resume writing.