Cover letter quality
If the resume cover letter is not highly relevant to the job advertised it will go straight in the trash. You need a basic template that can easily be adjusted and you’d be wise to work on both cover letter and resume before the perfect job appears…
One of the most important things you will need to apply for jobs is an up to date resume.
The objective of your resume is to impress an employer and help you get an interview.
A great resume highlights your skill, accomplishments, experiences and education. It should be tailored to each role you apply for to emphasise your suitability.
A resume is often your first point of contact with a potential employer, so it is important to make a good impression with a well-written resume that doesn’t contain any errors. As a general rule, your resume should be 2-3 pages in length.
The evaluator of your resume will just take a short time to review and decide whether it should be placed on the interview pile. This is why it is so important to present your resume in a clear and concise manner. You can do this by using the following basic structure.
Don’t forget to include your name, address, phone numbers and email address so your potential employer can contact you. There is no need to include any further personal information such as age, marital status and nationality.
Briefly summarise your career objectives, giving the prospective employer a clear indication of your career direction and ambitions. Keep is short and to the point.
List the most recent experience first and then list your relevant past experience in reverse include:
• The title of your position
• Name of organization
• Location of work
• To and from dates (include month and year)
• Describe your work responsibilities
• Key achievements
List details of your academic and professional qualifications along with the grades attained. The most recent educational experience should be listed first