Are you wondering how to make your resume the best? Keep it simple!
I get a lot of calls about resumes. How long should it be? Should I put this or that on it? And I always have the same response. Keep it simple! As a professional recruiter the only thing I want to see is, where did you work and what did you do? That’s it!
We receive a lot of resumes at our office and after reading some of them once, twice, and three times, I still do not understand what this person does for a living. Not good. Sometimes I don’t even understand the companies or what the person did in these companies!
When you are putting your resume together do not assume anything about the person reading it. If you’re sending it to an HR Department they might not understand anything about your business. Even if they are in your business! I am serious. So, keep it simple. Where did you work and what did you do? That’s it!
Whether you worked for a big company, or not, you still have to be specific and describe the company. For example, have you ever heard of a very large company called BASF? What do they do? Most likely if you are not in their business you probably don’t know what they do, right? Well, that’s just an example and there are a ton of these types of companies. Be specific. Please describe the companies you’ve worked for and what they do. Got it?
When it comes to your positions. Describe each position and what you did. Be specific. Again, the best resumes tell me where you worked and what you did. Period. Of course you can put your accomplishments and anything else you feel is important. But, please, make sure your resume is understandable. You should have someone that is not your spouse or in your business read it. See if they understand your business and what you do. You will be surprised at the responses you will receive.
Keeping your resume simple and understandable is always a good idea, but it is especially important if you are changing careers or trying to get into another type of business. If you are in the military, or were in the military, make sure you translate any of the military jargon into civilian language. I cannot stress this enough, companies will pass on you if they do not understand – where you worked or what you did! Keep your resume simple! I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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