Sans Resume, The perfect way to make the best impression, 3-Piece Cover letter, Resume and Portfolio, clean, professional CV, very easy to use and customize. Complete Resume/CV template including 3-page Resume, Cover Letter and Mini Portfolio. Includes only Photoshop files in International A4 paper size.
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o 3-Piece Resume: Cover Letter, resume/CV and portfolio pages are released in 4 colors PSD file format. Which means you get 12 files.
o 4 Different Colors: We picked 4 colors carefully to make sure that it will fit all purposes and you still have the ability to customize it to an infinite color options.
o PSD File Format: All files are provided in the most popular resume file format Adobe Photoshop PSD, all files are fully layered and easy to edit, layers are grouped and named very well.
o Print Ready: Illustrator and Photoshop files are high resolution 300 DPI and CMYK color mode in order to make it look brilliant and colorful when you print.
o Well Organized: All files are well organized, named and grouped vector/shape layers, easy to find, modify and customize. All files are grouped in folders.
o Free Fonts: Fonts used are free and included in the downloaded package in a separate folder.
Recruiters spend an average of 10 seconds reviewing each resume, so you’ll want yours to be…? 1) Concise 2) Structured 3) Specific
1) Add a Link?
I suggest adding a hyperlink to the company in the Experience section of your resume. Consistency is key though and a hyperlink should be added for each company listed on your resume. Also since an increasing number of hiring managers are turning to social media to search for employees, it makes sense to include a hyperlink to your LinkedIn profile in the Contact information section of the resume.
2) Before You Write Your Resume
Do research on them to determine what makes you uniquely qualified to help them meet their current challenges, for market intelligence, and to uncover relevant keywords and phrases. Use this information to create content for your personal brand messaging and career marketing materials (resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc.) that will resonate with those target employers.
3) Be Specific About Your Qualifications
When applying for a position, prepare a cover letter that picks up 3 – 4 key qualifications listed in the job description and be very specific with regards to what you can offer pertaining directly to those qualifications.
4) Career Summaries or Objectives?
A career summary is recommended for most candidates, however there are exceptions. For instance, if you have less than five years of work experience or if you’re changing careers, you’ll want to have a one to two sentence objective statement.
Your objective statement should describe the industry you are targeting. If you’re one of the many candidates that should include a career summary be sure that it is a snapshot of your work experience and offer insight into the skills and attributes you offer. A career summary will typically be in a block paragraph format and run about 3 to 5 sentences long.
5) Customize Your Resume?
Each time, before you send your resume for a specific position, research the position and company (including speaking with current or former employees, if you can) so you have a better understanding of the goals and culture of the company, how the position fits within the organization, and the skills and qualities that are an ideal match for the position. Then, customize your resume to reflect the priorities emphasized by the company for this position, using language similar to theirs. This also means resisting the urge to tell them everything you’ve done and can do. Rather, look at your resume from the employer’s perspective. What do they need to know to be moved to contact you for an interview? Select the skills, qualities, accomplishments, and experiences that speak directly to their stated and implied needs.?
6) Demonstrate Your Achievements?
Ensure your resume is a forward looking document that demonstrates how your achievements are in alignment with results desired by the hiring organization. Do not write a historically-focused document that simply shows where you have been – show where you are going and how you will add value.
7) Focus on Your Accomplishments
The most important resume tip I offer is that you need to make the focus of the job descriptions listed on the resume a summary of what you accomplished and contributed in each of your positions. Employers are more interested in these than in what you actually did on the jobs.
Print job postings you’re interested in and highlight keywords. Are these words used on your resume? Transform your resume from a job description to a series of accomplishment statements that are of interest to the company by incorporating those keywords.
9) Match Your Resume to Your LinkedIn Profile
Make sure your resume is online! Once you have your perfect document in place, update your LinkedIn profile so it matches, include your job information on Facebook and Twitter, start an About.me page, or create a professional blog for yourself where your resume information can be posted.
10) Not a Laundry List?
A resume should not be a laundry list of “stuff” you’ve done. It is a marketing document, and should directly address the target employer’s needs by including your specific skills and accomplishments. Before writing a resume, be sure to study job descriptions and collect as much information about organizations that interest you as possible. Then, you can make a clear case for why you are the perfect person to address and solve that company’s challenges.
11) Resume Length?
A simple rule with flexibility is that if you have more than seven years of experience, your resume should be two pages. With less experience, write a one page resume. Your resume should never be more than two pages. For people who are older or in areas such as Management Consulting, like myself, create a biography to retain everything you have done.?
12) Throw Your Resume Out?
Don’t use a resume to impress an employer, because it won’t. Write a mini business plan for the job instead – and submit it to the hiring manager, not to HR, and not to some “applicant tracking system.”