Resume Writing: Simple, Concise and Clean
Many people used to make the resume writing process look very complicated. They say that by far not everybody is capable of developing an effective resume due to the lack of specific knowledge. While it can be partially true in some cases, we believe that one shouldn’t take a one year study to learn how to develop an effective resume. More than that, it seems like some people want to create such an impression in order to make more business trying to make people order their resume writing services. At Prime-resume we understand that each and every case is unique and depending on the needs of every customers we provide our recommendations as to what service would be the most suitable. But for now we just want to share some general thoughts on how to write a resume on your own. It may not be that difficult after all.
It’s Not That Difficult
If you don’t know anything about resume writing there is one thing you must know before starting to write your application document. It is that hiring authorities are busy people and when they review tons of resumes they want them to be simple. And by simple we mean that a resume or CV should bring a clear message on how your accomplishments and qualifications relate to the job you are applying for. It makes sense, right. The task of a hiring manager is find a perfect candidate who will be able to match the requirements and handle the assignments the company needs to be covered. So if you understand that you should know the purpose of your writing – to deliver a document that simply states how your skills correspond with the applying job. It is as simple as that. Everything that is off that topic should be left out. Otherwise you will not be able to make it simple enough for a recruiter to understand that you are a good match.
As we have already said, HRs hate lengthy resumes, especially if they contain a bunch of the details which have nothing to do with employers’ interests. One or sometimes two pages is enough to convey the idea of who you are and how can you help the company achieve the goals (keep in mind it is all about what they need, not just what you want). If you think you have way more information than you can fit on two pages then it would be nice to choose the information that you think is more important. It is okay to leave some things out. But what you choose what is important and what is not you should use the logic of hiring manager. The things that potentially are important for him should be your priority. Therefore, in a way you have to dump all your memories and feelings connected to your past experience and make a choice based on what’s important for employers.
After you are done with the content of your resume you are to make sure your document looks clean and attractive. The temptation is to squeeze into a single page as much as you possibly can but the problem with that approach is that it makes your document look terrible. Ideally, there should be a clear division between different section as well enough of white space. The lack of these two things may become a turnoff as your resume will not look too good. And since hiring managers are humans, they just might skip your resume without even looking at its content. So it is better to have a two page resume that looks clean and well-organized.