Writing your resume is an integral part of your career growth and development. It is so important that you get it right while creating your resume because it’s the first point of contact you have with your prospective employer. Once your CV is seen and the details of it appears appealing to target audience or prospective employer, then that is a good start for a working relationship.
One great step to developing your career is working in an organization of your choice. In order to sell yourself properly, you need to have a catchy summary of all professional qualification that highlights the most important thing about you and your achievements.
So, let’s get to the major components of any nice resume:
Make sure your resume has a contact information: This is like a life-wire for you. Perhaps the company wants to reach out to you, after interview, this is your only life-wire. Correctly, place your number and put a professional email. As simple as this sounds, some persons put the numbers of their parents on the Cv, this is wrong. Emails must be simple, emails like firstname.lastname@example.org is not proper. You should also include social media links, as long as your profile is very clean for employers to see.
Summary: for this section, take time to highlight in a sentence or two, major descriptions about yourself.
I am driven, focused and creative music producer. This highlight some special features about who you are, that helps you get the job done faster and effectively.
Skills: Skills are relevant qualities or value that you can offer to the company. Matching your skill section to what appears in the job posting is equally important for any kind of job placement since employers seek those who possess hard skills required to execute the job. However, you should not overlook soft skills because this is to critical for the work-place, examples are communication, team work, leadership etc. According to National Association of College and Employers Survey, leadership skills and ability to work in a team are top traits employers are looking for in new college graduates.
Work experience: At this place, you need to focus on lots of your accomplishment that can help impress a hiring manager or secure an awesome job. Truth is employers look at accomplishments to help them pin-point achievers and candidates who go above and beyond their job duties. Your resume accomplishments allow you to describe your best wins. If you think you have no career accomplishments, think again.
Here are some tips to help you remember accomplishments
Did you receive any reward, praise or recognition?
Were you selected for special projects?
Did you complete a particular challenging assignment?
If you quit your job today, what would others say about you?
Educational qualification: Highlight your educational pursuit and success in your resume, and if you had distinction in college, kindly include this. Additional achievements or testimonials, awards, and publications can be added to your resume, but before you add this, make sure that everything in a way relates to the job placement you are seeking for.
Additional information can include:
Honor and awards, Testimonials, Publications, Speaking engagements, Volunteeris, Affiliations, Hobbies
Please note that this additional information must reflect your unique skills and at the same time be relevant to the job at hand.