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The do's and don't's for an efficient resume
Recruiters receive many resumes every day. So it is essential to know how to stand out from the candidates crowd thanks to an efficient CV. Picture, use of keywords, languages etc..., Spring Professional shares for you precious advice which will help you get a job interview thanks to your resume.
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- When a job opportunity arises, you got to be ready!
Maintain your information up to date
(phone, address, email, dates of contract...), your search criteria (full/part-time) and your availability.
Opt for a reverse chronological order
to describe your education and experience: the most recent elements should come first.
- If your resume is well oriented, your chances to raise the recruiter’s interest are increased.
Use precise and non-standard keywords
to describe your skills and tasks, in relationship to the position you’re applying to.
- IT and language skills are good advantages for many positions. Mention the softwares you master and your mother and foreign tongue(s)
with your level
, and above all be honest with yourself.
- A resume should be short,
1 or 2 page(s)
on average. Write a link to your
for the recruiter to have more information about your profile.
- Recruiters can easily check what you have written on your resume.
Don’t lie and don’t be too vague
. A lie could trigger a tricky situation and could prevent you from being selected for the job.
- A resume is a like a business card. If you add a photo,
don’t choose a picture that would be too personal
, add a professional photo instead. The employer needs to be able to imagine you in the position and in the work environment.
- A resume must be analysable in a few seconds.
Don’t write it with long sentences
. Use keywords instead, describe your tasks with bullet points and choose a pleasant visual aspect, while using the specific vocabulary from the industry you’re applying to.
- Don’t let the recruiter know you too deeply and personally.
Don’t list non relevant hobbies or personal information
- Your information on the resume must be clear and specific. To describe your level of language, don’t use unclear terms but the
(A1 to C2) instead.
Crisis situation: an opportunity for professional rethinking
In exceptional circumstances, such as the Covid-19 outbreak, many professionals have to work remotely. Homeworking, by taking you away from your office and from your colleagues, can shake your motivation and push you to question your professional future or even your career. Having more time at your disposal thanks to the removal of commuting, this situation is indeed an opportunity to take a step back and even for some people to start looking for a new job. If this is the case for you, it is essential to ask yourself the right questions before taking action.
The do's and don't's of the job search on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for professionals seeking for a job. If well used, LinkedIn will boost your personal branding et will help you increase your chances of finding a job. Here are Spring Professional's tips to optimize your use of LinkedIn to develop your career.