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10 tips on how your resume should look like in 2019

This entry was posted in Articles, Careers advice, CV writing, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , on by Ixone.

You made your list with all the changes you want for 2019? If one of these changes is to find a better job – that means that it is worth making the best of your chances. The good news for you is that year after year, employers look after people ready to adapt and have a touch of creativity; the only thing you need to do is to use this in your advantage and find your desired job.resume tipsSource: Unsplash

When we are referring to look for a new opportunity or changing the current job, the CV, namely what it looks like and what it contains, is extremely important. And if you manage to make it attractive to recruits, you are likely to be called for job interviews in a fairly short time. And although the structure of a CV does not differ greatly from one profile to another, what differentiates you from other candidates is what your CV contains! Now let’s see how a resume should look like.

1. Revise your resume’s look and feel

Sending the same old CV, with nothing update from a couple of years can be a real problem in getting your dream job. As you already know, this first interaction can make your employer to call you for the interview or to find another candidate.

Candidates often abstain from specifying their professional goal in their resume, but in 2019, they should not miss. It’s enough to say a few words about yourself, who you are, what you can offer to the company, and what are the goals of your career. Also, here, do not forget to adjust your goal depending on the role you are applying.

2. Amend your header and Choose your words carefully

May sound pretty simple, but you will be surprised how many forget to check their resumes before sending them. That’s the way you need to read it multiple times and don’t forget about grammatical mistakes. A clear mind is always welcome – why don’t you ask a friend or an acquaintance, who have some free time, to help you and check how good is your work. There is no excuse for spelling mistakes in your CV.

Don’t forget to follow some basic structure:

- Try to answer this simple question: How do you want to look like in front of your possible employer through a paper?
- Show the required skills through some specific activities you had in other professional experience
- Keep everything simple – don’t try to make your presentation too hard to follow

Too many words = agglomeration = confusion = refusal. It does not matter how impressive you are doing at work if it’s impossible for you to sum it up on a page. Eliminates all the details in addition and keeps the essentials, cut out mercilessly both from the sections where you organize your resume and the words you use. For each thing you write you have to ask yourself: will this improve the way the employer sees me?

3. Choose simple font

These details are an important aspect which many employers look at. In this case, you should try to be careful at this and use a classic font – you will never fail with this!
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4. Respect your reader

Don’t be, in your way to keep the resume as simple as possible, too modest. Details regarding your experience, your firm name, address and some information about your position held there are equally important.

Let’s take, for example, the situation in which you are working for a very well-known firm – like Google, Apple or Amazon; in this case, you must describe your position over there as not many know how these things work. Moreover, you can give some numbers regarding your firm evolution/status and if you helped in this matter. For sure, people like to see how important you can be and if you can give 100% to another employer as well.

In your way in creating the best resume ever, try to avoid the most common mistakes you can make – like spelling/ grammar errors.

5. Building a resume for a specific career

An ideal CV should contain up to two pages, but for sure you already know this information. Anyhow, try to leave some details for the job interview. Practically, with your CV you should attract the recruiter so that he wants to know you better and contact you for a face to face meeting. If you are applying for a change of career then you need to build your CV in this matter – even if your professional history is not in that domain, for sure you did some projects which used that specific field of activity.

6. Offer the best first

Have you been rewarded for your hard work in your professional life? Then don’t forget to write about that! If you were a speaker, an event moderator, or just received a diploma; write that down. Any employer wants to see that a possible employee worked for developing his/her skills, and they will do the same.

7. Bolster your Key Skills and Technologies section with new additions

Hard skill or soft skill? Why don’t you try to say how good you’ve become in the last few years? If in your resume format keep these details which will make you shine. If you are just finishing college, then don’t worry – for sure you’ve been part of some important project, you won some medals, or you’ve been the best in some class.

8. Include your current position

Although your previous jobs are important to the recruiter, however, the last job you have had is the most relevant for a future employer. And here you should adapt the role to the one you have applied to, namely, to specify what you did at the previous job and what is appropriate for the job that the company was doing.
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9. Create an online portfolio

Living in an ingrowing online development you need to be sure that you can be there if an employer is looking for their future employee. So, in this matter start creating an online portfolio – if you have any questions how to make a resume you can look for a UK essay writer. The numbers of people using this kind of interaction are growing, year after year, and statistic say that 71% of firms have been influenced in their decision by this small, but important aspect.

10. Consider your cover letter

You didn’t think that there is a possibility to be selected if you have a cover letter? Then, you should know that those who send a cover letter, even if this is optional, had bigger chances of being selected. Being clear, but respecting the structure and the topic, you can catch the firm attention.

Author’s Bio Harry Southworth

Being in the field of the employer for more than ten years, he knows what aspects are the best to follow when it comes to getting a job. Harry Southworth was one of the best HR managers and that’s why he knows all the secrets from the employer point of view. He succeeded to choose the right people and he never regretted his choices.

Creative Applications: Our Favourites from 2014

This entry was posted in CV writing and tagged , on by Lynn.

In 2014, a number of creative applications were picked up by various media due to their originality. Starting a personal, online branding campaign and directly or publicly addressing a company are two methods particularly in vogue at the moment. Below are last year’s most original and popular creative CV and application ideas.

Cause an online sensation with an extraordinary CV

Leah’s Lego CV was particularly popular on the net. She also tried to attract the attention of HR managers at advertising agencies using a creative CV. Creative CVs are no rarity in some sectors, but with an open online application you’re obviously also exposing yourself to the critical eye of the public. It is not known whether Leah found an internship.

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This very original CV was made by Bruno from Portugal. Whoever receives this creative CV must hire him immediately! If you would like to get in contact with Bruno you may reach him via Behance or LinkedIn. 

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3 Free Apps for Creating a CV in 5 Minutes

This entry was posted in CV writing and tagged , , on by María Aragón.

For the traditional curriculum format. If you don’t want to complicate things with a creative CV, and you just want a simple, professional curriculum vitae in a few minutes, these 3 apps are for you.

These 3 free apps will surprise you because:

  • They’re simple tools. You don’t have to be a computer expert. Even a granny could use them!
  • You’ll have your curriculum ready to send in 5 minutes! 
  • The sample CV’s give you great ideas to develop your own CV.
  • They allow you to create a professional CV.
  • You will have access to elegant and classic curriculum formats that are compatible with any computer.

1. OnlineCV. It is the simplest tool of all–perfect if you don’t want any complications during the process.

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Advantages of creating your CV with OnlineCV

  • You don’t need to register for it.onlineCV skills
  • The proposed curriculum format contains the essential sections that recruiters look for during the selection process: basic details, education, work and skills.
  • You can save your CV in a PDF format.
  • There is an assistant to guide you through all the steps for creating your curriculum vitae. It’s impossible to get lost along the way!

Limitations of creating your CV with OnlineCV

  • It is at beta phase–with everything that involves. The positive side is that it still has a lot to offer.
  • You cannot save your curriculum for future modifications.
  • There is no option for choosing templates for creating your CV: it is a curriculum in Word in the simplest format imaginable.
  • You cannot import content from LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.

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How to Show Off Your Administrative Skills

This entry was posted in Careers advice, CV writing and tagged , , on by Jeannine.

Q&A: Where can I find free, solid help in writing a new resume that shows me how to pull out my administrative skills from previous jobs? I would like to return to administrative support roles in a company with growth. I am in my mid 40s without a college degree.

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On average, a recruiter reviews your CV within a time span of 6 seconds. What does this mean for you? It means that your CV needs to be impeccable; it needs to be free from spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and importantly, it needs to highlight your skills and experience.

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Getting your CV through automatic selection

This entry was posted in Articles, CV writing and tagged , on by María Aragón.

Your CV may have been rejected by a machine – and you don’t even know!

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It’s a question of time and resources; let me start with an example. In Spain, where the recession and unemployment are unfortunately trending topics, a franchise that sells lingerie is looking for 5 sales assistants for a shop that intends to open shortly. Soon after publishing the vacancies on an employment website, there were already over 1,500 applications! And the number is still rising…

I don’t know if this franchise uses specific software in its selection process for filtering the tsunami of CVs, but it is a practise that is being used more and more frequently. According to Jobscan, a company that specialises in optimising CVs, 90% of large companies use an analysis programme, (ATS) to do a preliminary screening of curriculums. In broad terms, it works like this:

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