Resume Writing Tips – How to Get your Resume Noticed by Employers

Resume Writing Tips – How to Get your Resume Noticed by Employers


Resume writing can be
a daunting task for many requiring a lot of time and energy. Despite the seeming difficulty,
it is absolutely important that we formulate a resume
that will get noticed by prospective employers,
and improve our chances of getting an interview
amongst all the competition. Coming up in this video, we
discuss some resume writing tips to help your resume stand out
and inch you that much closer to getting your desired job. (dramatic piano music) Welcome to Keniis Concepts, where the beauty of knowledge is our passion. The mission of this channel
is to share useful insights and tips to help you on your personal and professional development journey. If you’re new to this channel, or haven’t done so already, be sure to hit that subscribe button
and bell notification to stay connected and know exactly when a new video comes out. Also, if you like this
video, show some love and give us a thumbs up. We’re going to broadly discuss four focus areas in your resume and highlight some
specific tips in each area to surely set you apart from the rest. Firstly, let’s talk about format. As best as possible, let’s
keep our resume to one page. Remember, HR, recruiters, hiring managers, they have so many resumes to go through for multiple job positions. So, as you can imagine,
anything beyond a one pager may be discouraging. Also, capturing all your
relevant information on one page encourages conciseness
and what I like to call resume efficiency. In order to achieve a one page resume structure is super important. But not to worry, there
are many templates online and even templates in Microsoft
Word that you can use. As you can see in this Word template, a column structure is needed to get everything to fit just perfect. The second important thing
we’re going to talk about is your summary or objective statement. This is a super crucial
part of your resume that is oftentimes excluded completely. The summary or objective
statement introduces your resume and is effectively your
opportunity to summarize in a few lines why you should
be considered for the job. It is also at the top of the page and because of this, it
usually gets the most attention during the review. As you can see from my summary statement it is important to highlight
the extent of your experience, your achievements at a high level, and the mutually beneficial goal that you’re trying to achieve by applying for the particular role. The third area of focus
is work experience. This section is core to your resume. For each of your current
and/or previous roles use three to five bullet points to list the duties and achievements most relevant to this new
role that you’re applying for. Do not list every single thing that you were responsible
for in that role. Also, it is important that you focus on your detailed achievements. In addition to what
you did, employers want to know how you did it. As you can see from my time
in this particular role I’ve outlined my responsibilities
and my achievements. Also, it is important
here that where possible, include quantitative metrics
of performance and success. This will bring greater objectivity and measurability to your accomplishments. And the final area, or areas, of focus is your personal information,
education, and skills. For your personal information,
of course your name and contact info such as email address and telephone number
should be included here. Importantly, include your LinkedIn URL and any other links you may have to demonstrate your work and skills. This is your opportunity
to direct the reviewer to additional resources which can’t be captured in your resume. For your education,
list your highest level of education first, and
any relevant coursework, honors, or awards. This will further demonstrate your smarts and your ability to succeed
within an institutional setting. For your skills, list a combination of your hard and soft skills. Particularly, use job-related
skills and keywords used in that specific job posting to build out and
communicate your skillset. Quick bonus tip: employers,
particularly larger ones oftentimes use systems to
filter and shortlist applicants by searching for key
words in their resumes. In order to ensure these
systems favor your application, be sure to use keywords
from the job posting in your resume. We recently developed a quick career guide on finding and owning your ideal job. This guide serves as a
useful career reference and includes tips on resume
and cover letter customization, keys to job hunting success,
common interview questions and other job hunt tips. Check the video description down below to get your free guide. Also, in the comment section below let me know if you guys use
a one page resume format, and based on this video, do you see opportunities for
improvement in your resume? Thank you so much for watching and don’t forget to
subscribe, like, and share. Until next time, stay blessed. (gentle electric guitar)

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