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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

TalkShop job interview tipsYour resume is your passport to the corporate world. Indeed, a purposeful job search starts with you submitting a well-organized resume. One must therefore make an effort to put together a concise, professional-looking, and dynamic resume that catches the attention and interest of your potential employer or interviewer. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO shares the following tips to make your resume stand out:

1. Update your professional and relevant personal information every quarter. Make sure contact details are complete and current, while posting new accomplishments.

2. Don’t make it long-winded. Include only necessary details. Incorporate white spaces for an easy read. Check for grammatical and typo errors.

3. Do not use pronouns. Speak in the first person. Use action words verbs like “created”, “established”, “developed”, “leveraged.”

4. Use keywords for the job being targeted. Keywords are nouns pertaining to technical and soft skills, experiences, university names, industry buzzwords. Words in want ads make good references. Have at least 25 keywords spread across your resume to be searchable.

5. Reinforce your qualification with concrete examples that demonstrate your strengths.

6. Emphasize accomplishments, and quantify where applicable.

7. Do not fabricate. This can backfire, and cost you the position.

8. Don’t use crazy fonts, fancy graphics, or perfumed paper.

9. Have a brief executive summary of your strengths and how you can deliver value to prospective employers.

HR officers normally scan a resume in 30 seconds. Let yours shine by making it a quick read punctuated with accomplishments that show you are the perfect fit.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Job Interview Skills, Personality Development & Makeover, Social Graces & Fine Dining Skills”

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Posted by Sheila Viesca
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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