So, the first rule is the length of the resume. Many professionals, having 15-20 years of experience behind them, describe it in detail in CV, which can exceed 6 pages. Of course, you want to take into account all regalia and career transitions. But none of the HR-professionals will read these long pages.
The second rule is a unique selling proposition. The labor market is called a market for a reason. Here there are the same competitors, and each candidate has "his own product" - experience, expertise, qualifications. How are you different from other candidates? Why should the employer buy resume?
Also, before you get your resume right, think about the sammari. More specifically, rule number three is a block of key information. For example, have more than 15 years of experience in sales.
RESUME DESIGN AND FORMAT
Many people ask me the question, "What if I made my resume more creative?"
We don't mind creative resumes if:
- it's just the start of a career and essentially nothing but part-time jobs and college;
- When it's a creative specialty, such as a designer;
- When you have experience in one company and, in general, even in creative resume design will not take more than 2 pages.
HOW TO DESIGN A RESUME WITH RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations are not mandatory. If you see in the text of the vacancy, that the numbers of recommended persons are obligatory, you should write them in the last block of your resume in the format: "Full name - position - company - telephone number". If the job doesn't have these requirements, then rule number five comes into effect.