The resume is probably the most important tool you have to sell yourself to a future employer. While you may meet all the required skills necessary to succeed in a particular job position, it is of no use to you if an employer decides to reject your resume. You have about 30 seconds to impress your employer before he/she decides whether to throw your resume in the bin
So how do you create a resume that gives you every chance of success? First of all, an effective resume needs to be job specific. It needs to meet the employer’s stated requirements for the position posted. It is important that you recognise what skills and experiences are necessary for a particular job and highlight those in your resume.
Before you begin writing that perfect resume, it might be a good time to look at some of the misconceptions associated with resume writing.
1) You can put together the perfect resume and use it for every job application. Wrong!
2) The way to land a job is to blanket the earth with your
resume. Eventually, the resume will spark a job offer. Wrong!
3) Resumes need to stand out to be noticed. Use fancy fonts,
boxes, unique spacing and layout. Wrong!