• Try to list measurable accomplishments, such as "I designed a product that increased my company's revenues by 50%". Specific accomplishments deliver a more forceful message to the employer, and they also show the employer that you keep the company's "big picture" in mind.
  • Never underestimate the importance of grammar and spelling. Check several times after you are finished, and have someone else check it too. Make sure everything is in the appropriate tense, etc. No matter how intelligent you are, small errors will detract from your first impression.
  • Here the basics of resume writing: -Keep it short (they get lots so don't have time to read usually more than one page, two pages max for some positions). -State your professional objective (usually as a header, after your name). -Divide it basically in two sections: Academic Background and Work Experience (in this last part write down measurable achievements). -Never forget to write down 2 or 3 references, even if its your first job, use the name of good friends or people that knows you (never relatives). -Highlight relevant information for the specific job application (i.e. being a reporter for the school paper, if you are applying to a newspaper). -Same as the above for hobbies, mention them if they are relevant for the application. -Mind your spelling and grammar (very important). Good luck on the job-hunting.
  • Peeves of those who read resumes! From Top 20 Recruiter Pet Peeves About Resumes By Michael Worthington Recently has surveyed 2500 recruiters across the US and Canada to find out the "Top 20 Resume Pet Peeves Recruiters have about resumes that result in a resume being tossed in the excluded pile. These recruiters stemmed from varied specialties and industries, (Engineering, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, Executive, Biotech, Healthcare, Administrative, Finance, etc.). When recruiters receive hundreds of resumes a day, the best strategy to narrow down the "keepers" is through the process of elimination. According to executive search recruiter Terry Cantrell of Panama City, Florida, "People often try to write a resume so generic that a reader has no idea what industry the candidate comes from. Did they manufacture fertilizer, package cow chips, cook and distribute potato chips or assemble computer chips? ... I am usually looking for a reason to exclude resumes, not a reason to include them." More often than not, your resume will be the only tool to let your reader know why you would be the right person for the job. According to Mike Worthington at, "Just because you have 20 years of experience, does not necessary mean you have a good resume. It simply means you have 20 years of experience... You may have all the necessary skills and experience, but the way you present yourself through your resume can tell your reader all they need to know." Listed below are the Top 20 Resume "Pet Peeves", starting with the biggest problems. More detailed insight to each problem can be found at: -Spelling errors, typos and poor grammar -Too duty oriented - reads like a job description and fails to explain what the job seeker's accomplishments were and how they did so -Missing Dates or inaccurate dates -Missing Contact Info, inaccurate, or unprofessional email addresses -Poor formatting - boxes, templates, tables, use of header and footers, etc -Functional resumes as opposed to chronological resumes -Long Resumes - over 2 pages -Long, dense paragraphs - no bullet-points -Unqualified candidates - candidates who apply to positions they are not qualified for -Personal info not relevant to the job -Missing Employer Info and/or not telling what industry or product candidate worked in -Lying, Misleading, especially in terms of education, dates and inflated titles -Objectives or meaningless introductions -Poor font choice or style -Resumes sent in .pdf, .zip files, faxed, web page resumes, mailed resumes; not sent as a WORD attachment -Pictures, graphics or URL links that no recruiter will call up -easy-to-follow summary -Resumes written in 1st or 3rd Person -Gaps in employment -Burying important info in the resume Be sure your resume does not fall under your reader's "pet peeve" list. Know how to market your skills and present yourself in a way that will make your reader want to consider you for a position. Typically, if your resume contains a few, or even one or two, of these "Pet Peeves," your resume will be automatically excluded and your chance of that job will be lost.
  • Number one is always write a seperate resume for each job you apply for- and make the information on it relevant to that job. For example, say you have good IT skills, experience of working in a store complaints department, have a college degree and speak Japanese. If you're applying for a job where the specification states that the succesful applicant must speak Japanese and have excellent IT skills; you would put the fact that you spoke Japanese near the top of the resume and draw atttention to it (perhaps by expanding: "I became fluent in Japanese during a tour of the country three years ago, and have had occasion to use it regularly in my work since then.") and also talk extensively about your IT skills. You would talk about the aspects of your degree which related to the job, and would perhaps just mention, very briefly, that you worked in a shop, somewhere near the end, in your empployment history. If, however, you were applying for a job which you knew involved dealing extensively face to face with members of the public and resolving their problems, you should write in detail about your duties in the shop and the customer care skills you gained, perhaps briefly highlighting an example of a time you resolved a complaint succesfully. You would talk about the "problem solving" aspects of your degree- perhaps mention that your tour of Japan improved your communication skills and that in addition you also learned Japanese, and maybe mention briefly in "Other skills" that you have exceelent computer knowledge. Its crucial to keep information brief, to the point and relevant. A resume should never be more than 2 pages long, and if possible, less. The format should be plain and easy to read with no gimmicks. Remember taht an employer has a lot of them to read in a short space of time. They will usually start by skim -reading and any that don't immediately leap out as having the skills needed will go straight in the bin- you need to state the obvious, as employers won't read between the lines (it may be obvious to you that working in the shop gave you good negotiational skills but you still need to state and demonstrate that). Remember that unless its relevant to the job in some way an employer doesn't care about your salsa dancing hobby or that you bake buns for the school fete- if its on there it must be made relevant.
  • don't mention what (or who) you did last night
    • Noddy
      "Look at last night" was that night, a sharp lady got it right. :)
  • the truth and only the truth
  • Your resume acts as a template that lets an employer know about your qualifications, hobbies, interests, career goals and other relevant aspects. It can either make your career or break it completely. As a fresh graduate, you may face tough time if your resume doesn't look professional. However, by following the below mentioned tips, you can surely enhance your resume to give it a professional appeal. 1. Search for professional looking oil and gas resume samples It's always the quickest way possible when making a resume for yourself. You can find ample ideas about how should you design your resume. That said, you should know what should come after what. Also there are certain companies or job portals that provide resume writing services to a wide community across the world. 2. Highlight your qualifications Your professional resume should have all your qualifications mentioned on it. It would be a wise idea to highlight them in bold. Make sure the first letter of the names of the degrees and institutes joined should be kept in capitals. However if somehow you made a mistake, it will surely offer a poor hindsight to an employer. 3. Mention your expertise It is quite possible for an experienced guy to gain advantage over the non-experienced one. If you are still a beginner, join some reputed oil and gas training course to land into your first job, as expertise matters a lot to the potential employers. Finally, take your time to read about the questions that are expected to be asked by the employers. Research the internet and you will be on your way to land into your first job. For more detail regarding oil and gas resume samples visit:
  • Your resume is customized and summarizes your career. Your CV will not be superfluous, it will highlight the key and your value. The latter will therefore contain essential information for the recruiter as: your personal statement, a training theme, a work experience theme, a different section (center of interest, traineeship, objectives). You can also add your photo that is popular with recruiters.
  • Don't forget to put your name, phone number and email. Anything else is just fluff.
  • Hiring managers and recruiters alike say they have seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. Attract more interview offers and ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you from consideration by following these six key tips: 1. Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings. 2. Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader's eye. 3. Use bullets to call attention to important points.
  • Keep it brief and clear. List you career history in reverse order. Use bullet points for achievements and responsibilities. Keep your hobbies section short. References can be provided but on request.

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