Why Do You Need To Write A Better Resume?
By Naeem A Syed
It is often said that a Resume is different from a CV (Curriculum Vitae). While the former may be of a single page detailing the educational background and work experience, the latter is a biographical description of the candidate not only in length but also in detail. The Latin phrase Curriculum Vitae itself means "Brief Account of one's education, career etc."
A good or well written resume is not a guarantee for you to get a job; but a bad resume can certainly prevent you from getting an interview call. Without attending the interview and getting selected, there's no chance of getting the job.
Though there are a number of hard and fast rules, dos and don'ts for writing a better resume or CV, people still strive hard to produce an excellent piece of work, for Resume or CV works as an interface between the candidate and the employer, before selection and a call for an interview.
Resume writing involves creativity with look and feel, and input of attractive explanations, focusing on key achievements at par with the demands and especially emphasizing the area of interest of the Employer for a specific job that is being advertised.
While creating a Resume or CV, keep in mind the interest of the Employer. For example, a Structural Engineer may not be in the interest of the Employer when he needs an Office Manager to handle his Engineering firm. Hence, it is most important to note that candidates who qualify for more than one job must have several different resumes, appropriately. Those different resumes should be accurate and truthful, while they carry different skills and experiences related to the job that is opted for.
On looking at the competitiveness of the job positions a couple of decades before, these jobs have now become more responsible with demanding inherited specialized skills. Hence, an experienced candidate in his given position may find it difficult to cope up with the new demands of computerized environment when he happens to apply for a change or for some progress. It is, therefore, imperative on the part of the candidates to keep themselves up-to-date with regard to their concerned jobs, and also keep their resumes and CVs updated, accordingly.
Even if a person does not need to have a change in the job, he could write an effective resume for his self assessment, allotting some extra time for the same, which could prove to be a good investment. The constant revision of resumes will give an updated picture of one's enriched experience, though he may not need it in the immediate future for employment. But for a few it could become a better tool to get promotions based on the acquired new skills and talents, thus getting monetary benefits from the company, they are in.
There are different formats available to write a resume. But one should keep in mind as to which format better suits him to present his rich experience and excellent skills.
A Resume or CV can also have a photograph attached at either of the top corners of the first page. If a Resume or CV is produced electronically, instead of a hard copy, the photograph must be clearly scanned avoiding any extra large white space around the photograph. Photograph having thin white border would be ok. Such scanned photograph must be of a passport size, clearly showing the face.
Naeem Syed is the Founder And CEO of Shaadmaani.Com & AmburNet.Com. Also a Co-Founder of CaliberJobs.Com. A Social Worker And Responsible Citizen of India, Naeem Syed has a several Websites for the benefit of Citizens of this world. He writes on Social Issues and Cultures. Naeem Syed may be contacted at http://www.Shaadmaani.Com
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