With the Increasing Unemployment Rates, How Can You Make your Resume Stand Out From the Rest?

The basic approach into getting the job you want in the shortest time possible is to make your resume interesting and appealing to employers as much as possible. It could have been a very easy task but with the increasing unemployment rates and a tougher competition in the labor force, a resume is not enough. A short and yet complete resume worthy of an employer’s glance is what you need to stand out from the rest.

Many new graduates and even experienced, eligible workers are not aware of what makes a resume effective to the eyes of its reader. Too many people assume that as long as it looks great for him it surely looks great for the employer or HR Manager, too. There are certain keys that you must follow to make your resume impressive. Take a look at the following steps.

1. Always use a clear, ivory colored 8×11 bond paper for your resume. Avoid perfumed or colored ones. Stick to a single font format all throughout the resume and a size 12 is good enough for your reader to view. Avoid using too many highlight effects such as italics, strikethroughs, underlines, or all capital letters. As with many business letters, keep it short and simple.

2. Begin your resume with your full name, address, email address, and contact numbers. Follow it with a simple objective. Although you can be specific as to what you are expecting from a company if ever you get hired, you may include phrases which allow the employer to put in a certain job position they think will be good or best for you. It shows your flexibility and ability to handle numerous tasks.

3. After the objective, proceed with your summary of work experience in this order: Employer, job location, employment dates, job titles, and brief description of your responsibilities, achievement and skills. As for your educational background, include minors and majors accomplished and recent special awards which you think may be relevant to the job position you are applying for.