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Basic Resume Tips to Impress An Employer

Posted on 31/08/2016 by Richi Htet

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REMEMBER that less is more. Never let your Resume complicated or make a mess with lots of unnecessary information. Always make sure to keep it cool, sample and straight to the point.

First, I want you to put yourself as you are the manager of a company who has fully authority to employ someone. Let say your company is looking for someone for one available position and you put this vacancy on job portals. You should know that there could be hundreds of people will apply for this role. May be less or more.

However, You can’t properly read through all of hundreds Resume when you received. You will only check each Resume for few seconds and roll your eye here and there without paying any attention. If you really have to check all the Resumes in every detail, will you? I am sure you say NO.

This is the reason why I suggest to write your Resume “Short & Clear”. Grab their attention within a second and make them want to read every detail about you.

Let me start explain the basic structure of sample Resume. There will be 3 sections in your Resume.

First, always start with you name. Never forget to provide your name and your personal information. For example,

Name:

Date of birth:

Gender:

Nationality:

Current Address:

Languages:

Email:

Phone Number:

Available Date:

 

Career Objective

- Explain why do you want to apply this position

- Explain why you are suitable for this job

- Explain what benefits company will obtain by hiring you

These are very basic and compulsory information that you need to provide to your employer. Without that, your resume would never be perfect. If possible, put your photo in professional suit. (not selfie, not fun-shot) A proper photo as in your passport.

 

In 2nd section, you need to list down your education history. Remember less is more. You don’t need to state your Primary school or KG. It is enough if you can provide starting from your university education. For example,

BE (Electrical)

Yangon Technological University                               2002 – 2006

ME (Electrical)

Yangon Technological University                               2007 – 2009

 

Here come to the part you need to state your working experience in 3rd section. This is the very important area where your employer will decide if you are getting the job or remain jobless. Do not ever make this area complicated. Keep it clear. For example,

(Your Position)

(Company Name)                                                           Jan 2016 – Jan 2013

Responsibilities:

  • Write your strong point on top
  • Second strong point or responsibility
  • Third strong point
  • Keep list them down if you have more but not more than 7.
  •  
  •  
  • End with Achievement (Such as Promotion, Project meets deadline, Implementing your idea in increasing work efficiency)

 

(Your Position)

(Your Company)                                                             Jan 2013 – Jan 2010

Responsibilities:

  • Write your strong point on top
  • Second strong point or responsibility
  • Third strong point
  • Keep list them down if you have more but not more than 7.
  •  
  •  
  • End with Achievement (Such as Promotion, Project meets deadline, Implementing your idea in increasing work efficiency)

 

Remember to use bullet points in your responsibilities. You are totally wrong if you ever written in paragraph form for your job responsibility. Nobody wants to read in paragraph form and it is hard to find where one sentence starts and ends. Keep it as a point and not in full sentence.

Always remember to list your current job or recent job on top. The reason is you might want to show who you are today. Your present position is definitely much better/higher than your position in 6 years ago. First impression is important, so start with your current company and current position.

 

If you have done any projects, list them down in one category, as section 3(A).

Remember to provide this information.

  • Project Name
  • Project Value ($)
  • Manpower used
  • Location

In section 3(B), list down the Software skills or tools that you know how to use (take note that these applications have to be professional). For example,

  • MYOB
  • SAP
  • AUTOCAD
  • MATHLAB
  • PLC

The most important criteria in Resume is consistency. The Font size of all the title must be same, the spacing, the letter and the pattern are supposed to be same as well. You can provide your certificates in another file, compiling altogether but separate from your Resume. Send your Resume in either word file or PDF it. Do not ever send in JPEG or other types, this is totally an unprofessional way.

By this steps and procedures, you are now ready to start writing your professional Resume which is clean, short, clear and straight to the point. I assure you that your Resume can easily grab the attention of interviewer eyes and I bet you are 99% sure to sit an interview with your future boss.