On top of your job search
In our last article we talked about ways through which you could improve your online profile. Continuing with same quest we are back with few more handy tips to help ‘set the ball rolling’ for you.
Use your summary section to ‘Sell yourself’
The summary section of your resume should pack a punch to be the most effective as it highlights your most important accomplishments, talents, and qualities. It should contain the best about how and why you should qualify for the job. Almost all employers focus on this section so this is your area to ‘show your stuff’. So, write positive statements that exemplify your unique abilities and practice using descriptive words. Start with a brief phrase that best describes your profession. Next, make a few more crisp statements showing the full extent of your skill-sets, diversity in your experience and achievements worth noting. Avoid using general words like “good” and “competent”. Describe how you possess great attributes and how you have done your job well.
Verify your number and make yourself easy to contact
It might seem the most obvious thing to do but not everyone does it! Make sure you verify your contact details to increase your chances of getting shortlisted. This adds credibility to your application and adds value to your profile. Including all your contact details on every single page of your CV can also prove to be one of the smarter things that you can do. You never know if your CV might split up or a page can go missing. So its best recommended that you include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to add value to your application.
No more of missed opportunities
Fortune favors the prepared mind and this is particularly true when it comes to the job market. ‘Be Prepared’ isn’t just a great career advice but it has multiple pay offs too. You never know when a great career opportunity knocks your door or a recruiter calls you with your dream job. So keeping your profile regularly updated is the best way to make sure that you’re ready for whatever comes your way! Highlight your achievements which brighten your career and ensure that you stay on top of the search results.
Include preferred location
A lot of companies these days have offices in multiple locations and are looking for candidates willing to work in a particular city or place. An increasing number of recruiters are also searching candidates on the basis of location. So make sure that you mention cities that you prefer working in. This will not only ensure that you get shortlisted for any suitable opportunity in that city but will also amplify your scope of attracting local employers.
If you implement these handy tips, it will not only ensure that your profile gets noticed and followed up but will also make sure that your phone never stops ringing!