It may seem easy to write a resume, but did you know that, on average, a recruiter looks at a resume for only a few seconds? If you want to be distinct, that is why you must write your CV as well as possible.
Your goal is to stand out, even if you have no experience, and your resume says a lot about you. Although you are a skilled and talented person, if you do not highlight this, you may not be the first choice of an HR specialist. We have identified the most important aspects that deserve to be mentioned in the CV for you to stand out in front of employers:
- Consider extracurricular activities as your previous jobs
We have good news! Even if you have no experience, know that volunteer activities, affiliation with various associations, or internships will always bring you benefits. When you mention these activities in your CV, don’t forget to mention the tasks you performed there, the projects you managed, or the results you obtained. This information will help the HR specialist find out your skills.
If you have worked before, briefly describe the activities you carried out at the previous job and some details related to your professional evolution so far.
- Pay attention to how you write the CV
It is essential to pay close attention to how you write your resume. It should look simple, pleasant, and easy to read. Make sure there are no grammatical errors, and the way you write should be as clear and concise as possible. Inattention to detail can sometimes cost you. We suggest you ask for another opinion before sending it. You can ask a friend to read your resume, to see if there are mistakes or mispronunciations, which you may not have noticed.
Also, be careful at how it looks overall because a “messy” resume can discourage anyone from reading it.
- Focus on your skills
Provide as much detail as possible about the qualities you have. Highlight the knowledge you have acquired over the years of study or from previous work experiences. Also, study the company for which you are applying and read carefully the job description for the position you want to send your CV.
Identify the skills that will help you to carry out the activities for this job, and do not hesitate to mention them in your CV. At the same time, try to highlight the competencies acquired due to some activities you have carried out or projects in which you have participated (coordination, organization, planning, etc.).
You can also provide details about the skills or knowledge acquired through participation in courses or webinars. Include all the titles or certifications you have obtained as a result.
- Simplicity inspires professionalism
Professionalism is in the details. For this reason, be as concise as possible and use a professional e-mail address, containing your name and surname. The address you created when you were younger, which contains unprofessional wordings, can make your resume seem unserious. Avoid including photos with you and friends or certain materials that would interesting to the employer. Use a professional picture with your face and give up filters.
Don’t forget to express yourself in a clear but polite way when sending your CV to the recruitment department. Be as natural as possible in your CV and you will draw attention through simplicity.
- Customize your resume
Even if you don’t have experience, you can write some information about your hobbies and passions, but quite briefly. You can also specify what you appreciate at a job, what you expect from a job, what you like to do in a team, but also some information about your personality. The goal is to make the person reading the resume know you better and get an idea of your character. Be honest in a professional way!
Writing a professional resume can take a long time on your part and, even if you have the right basics, there are certain details that you need to pay attention to for you to get noticed. We hope we helped you with these tips, and if you want to take a new step in your career, send us your CV to email@example.com.