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Good Tips for Resume Writing

Good Tips for Resume Writing

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Resume is a French word, meaning “summary” and signifies a brief account of one’seducation, employment & other skills, used in applying for a new position.But, if you are a fresher looking for entry level jobs, then the bottom line is: To look goodon paper.Going by the saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, let’sdecode some of the tips & tricks to construct an eye-grabbing resume.1.
Own the Format:
There is no one correct resume format. A resume is essentially a way to showcaseyour profile in your very own personal style. Highlight what You think makes a moreimpressive statement.2.
Include the Basics:
Objective – in about 2-3 lines to highlight your focus in life, amalgamated with your skills & job requirement, in order to attract the employer.Contact Info Relevant, Current & Correct.Education – Mention both, the degrees as well as the credentials, in a completefashion. Also, specify any certifications undergone for that extra edge.Experience – This includes both, the job responsibilities held so far and the crux of  projects undertaken during training (for fresher).Skill-Set – List all the technologies you have worked in & other buzz words thatdescribe your potential best.Read the rest of this entry »
Date: 27 Nov 2008 Comments:0 The reason for writing a resumeis to generate results. You want to try and knock thesocks off your reader so that he extends an invitation for an interview where you canreally showcase your skills.The thing that will help you to do that is to use power words in your resume. These power words are more of descriptors which go ahead to describe details of what youworked on at your previous job.If an employer is searching a database of resumes then these power words act like keywords and throw up your resume immediately. Power words are the most importantwords to be used in resumes today. They help the reader to easily understand your resumeand make you stand out from amongst the crowd.
 
Power words are actually the building blocks of a resume. It also depends on thefrequency of usage of these power words and the specific words used. Along with power words if you go ahead and use numbers to substantiate what you are saying then it all themore quantifies what you are saying. Thus when the employer reads the resume he is ableto draw a visual picture in his mind about all your responsibilities and achievements. Thiswill enable him to also visualize how you would fit into his organization.If your resume is very generic and lacks power words which add on the right amount of  punch and zing then it won’t be easy for the employer reading it to skip over and forgetit. More specifics you add on the better it is for you.Another thing that is equally important is the image of yourself that you portray via theresume. The more power words you use that match the position that you are applying for the higher your chances of being called for an interview. So remember the power wordsyou use must match your current position too if you want to control the image created inthe reader’s mind.Power words help you to grab your reader’s attention within the first ten seconds which isexactly how long it takes for him to decide which basket he wants to add your resume to,the one that gets a call or the other to be tossed away.Hence you might wonder what are power words. They are strong action verbs which boost your chance of being called for interviews, describe your accomplishmentssuccinctly including current and previous jobs and intrigue hiring managers further.There are some words that appeal to all companies universally. They are efficiently,teamwork, managed, productive, motivated and so forth.Every word in the English language has a denotation and connotation. It means that eventhough the meaning of the words might be the same but the reaction of others to it willdiffer. Based on the word that you used the reaction could be positive or negative. For example if you say motivated the team the effect of course is bound to be positive.However, if you use words such as led a team it doesn’t create the same positive image asthe word motivate would. It could in fact have a boomerang effect where rather thancreating a good impression your resume is tossed aside for just that one word.Here is a compilation of some of the power words that you could use.
Ability, achieved, acquired, assisted, approved, budgeted, built, capable capabilitycapacity competence competent complete completely consistent contributions,consolidated, corresponded, demonstrated developing educated efficient effectiveenhanced effectiveness enlarging equipped excellent exceptional expandingexperienced global increasing knowledgeable major mature maturity nationwideoutstanding performance positive potential productive proficient profitable provenqualified record repeatedly resourceful responsible results significant significantly
 
sound specialist substantial substantially successful stable thorough thoroughlyversatile vigorous well educated well rounded worldwide.
To conclude, remember that power words should be used, however used judiciouslyotherwise they will not have the desired impact.
Date: 23 Nov 2008 Comments:0 The Accounting resume must go ahead and highlight your accounting related experience,skills and education that will help you to outshine the others. As soon as the employer glances at your resume they should be able to form a mental picture of your expertise andexperience in the accounting field and with the right skills and abilities.What you should do before you sit down to pen your accounting resume. Firstly, researchabout all the alternatives that are available to you where the accounting field is concernedand what interests you. Secondly, organize your ideas into the chronological order inwhich you would want them to appear in your resume. Thirdly, you could go ahead andlook at somesample resumesto get a fair idea and then narrow down on the one that youfeel fits you the best. Lastly, avoid using I throughout the resume. Be careful to note thatnot all sentences begin with I because that will show to your employer that you haven’tused too much variety in your language and you weren’t much of a team player.See that you use keywords to your best advantage and they are related extensively to theaccounting world. Always use action words to describe the skill sets that you will bringalong with you. Action verbs are able to add the right amount of punch to your resume.Let us enumerate a few action verbs that you could use. They are:Analyze, arrange, assemble, build, collect, complete, control, coordinate, develop, direct,demonstrate, establish and so forth.See that you begin the sentences in the resume with these kinds of action verbs. They willmake your sentences crisper and precise. At the same time they will immediately let theemployer know what was your contribution was without mincing any words.The accounting resume just like the others has to have the right amount of descriptionwhich covers all of your relevant skills and abilities, the educational qualificationsspecific to that role, and the experience where you have been able to pick up these skills.What you put in your accounting resume will ultimately determine how many interviewcalls you get.The more specific you make the resume the better it is for you. For example if you write,‘Maintained the books of accounts’ versus a more effective one of ‘ Maintained the books

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