One of the major obstacles when applying for a job is that Human Resource departments and management are inundated with so many resumes.
The result is a culling process to quickly eliminate the most resumes as possible to focus on a specific set of resumes and applications.
Even a mere glance that catches the slightest glitch results in the resume being tossed in the NO pile.
This is why it is important to learn ways to make your resume stand out. (more…)
Most schools seem to teach their pupils to produce a resume in a very specific format. Generally, this involves a boring font, a couple of headings, and nothing which really sets you apart from the rest. You do, however, have to remember that the job market is highly competitive at the moment. (more…)
How much effort to you actually put into choosing a font? I am willing to wager not a whole lot. You probably have your ‘go to’ font, set it to that, and start cracking on with writing your resume. However, you should not do this. It is absolutely vital that you choose the right font. The wrong font could mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to securing a job interview. (more…)
Alright, so you are about to put together a resume for a position that really seems to interest you. What do you do first? Well, if your answer is ‘load up Microsoft Word and just type’ then you are wrong. Schools, nowadays, seem to really focus on one specific type of resume template, and, to be perfectly honest, it is not all that great. Let me explain why. (more…)
How Kukook can transform your standard resume into something creative and unique.
Involvement in extracurricular activities can be a great way to acquire the needed experience for the current job market. The current job market has employers that look forward to employing people with experience. Experience provides employers with a track record of how well you can work with others in an organization with direct working relationships within a given field. The biggest barrier between young graduates and the job is having no experience. But how do you get the required experience without ever having that initial job? In this article, we discuss various extra- curricular activities that can help bulk up your Resume which in turn can improve your chances of landing that job. Some ways of showing your experience could include demonstrating yourself as a team player, leader, or having desirable skills/traits.
Writing your resume following a specific template helps you a lot in creating an effective resume and greatly increases your chances of being selected. Resume templates can make a huge difference when searching for jobs; an easy to read and eye-catching resume can not only make the reader more interested, but also highlight your important skills which increases your chance of getting a job interview (and hopefully the job too). It is important to customize your resume so it effectively presents your candidacy for employment. Don’t be afraid of changing the format and fonts, because the template is just a starting point for creating your own resume. Before you start work on your resume, review free resume samples that fit a variety of employment situations. These resume examples and templates provide job seekers with recommended formats that will work for almost every career. Simply choose the one that best fits your personality and career goals. (more…)
Sure, you could open a blank page in Microsoft Word and start formatting from scratch. Set your own margins, indents, bullet points, fonts, borders, bold, underlines, and special features to make your resume look organized and professional. But these are time-consuming tasks and quite frankly, many people are not good at it. A resume is a self-advertisement that, when done properly, shows how your skills, experience, and achievements match the requirements of the job you want. Let’s make it count.
Updated: July 11, 2016
Recent college or high school graduates frequently make mistakes on their resumes that could be potentially prohibit their chances of receiving an interview. Eliminate these common mistakes found in entry level resumes to drastically increase your chances of landing the interview. (more…)