Important Points to Consider When Applying For the Job

writing a resumeAre you well prepared to apply for your dream job? If you are getting the best job opportunity, for which you have been waiting for quite a long period of time, then you ought to be prepared for that.  To help you out, here are certain important points to consider that you haven’t missed upon anything.

  • To get a job, the first step is definitely to apply for it. Several people commit a blunder by re-applying for the same company in multiple times. Do not just apply for every vacancy at the company. You would get noticed by the job recruiters or job employers and would mark a bad impression.  Apply only when you feel yourself fit for the vacancy.
  • The second point relates to resume. Ideally, when sending the resume online, instead of the attachment, paste it in the mail body. And also, when writing the resume, do not make use of exclamation marks.
  • Also, when writing resume avoid using the words that can make your copy misinterpreted by spam filters.
  • The qualifications and achievements must be mentioned in the bullet format. And if possible, try to enhance your CV skills and add relevant keywords, which might help you get to the top of the online search.
  • Avoid using abbreviations in the resume, cover letter or anywhere else in the mail, as that marks a bad impression on the HR manager or the recruiter.
  • To write wrong spelling is a definite NO. Also, instead of lowercase or full capitals, use standard capitalization, otherwise you might annoy the recruiter.
  • If you are applying for a job online, then make sure that you fill all the information (even marked with optional) in the online application process. This might give you an upper hand in getting short listed.
  • CV presentation is very important. You have to ensure that your resume is in clear & concise format with all the necessary information & details.
  • If you get a revert from the company through the mail, make sure that you reply back within 24 hours. You must not give any negative impression to the employer.
  • Check out the details of the follow up e-mail carefully. Make sure that you do not miss any direction indicated to you.
  • There can be a situation when the mail gets rejected through the automatic system. If this is the situation, then try to contact the recruitment office and look up for the process to reapply for the vacancy.
  • While reapplying for the job vacancy, make alterations in the keywords to make it more relevant. Also, you can make the changes in the executive summary or alter the bulleted skills & achievements; but do not make any changes in the elements of work history.
  • Make sure that you use the same e-mail id when replying for the job in the same company and for same post. There are automatic systems, which keep track on the multiple candidate applications.

Well, these are certain points, which you ought to take care of when applying for the dream job. Make sure that you do not commit any blunder and drop the opportunity.

Need A Professional Resume? Here Are The Tips

professional resumeSome disturbing things may happen if your professional resume does not meet your employers’ expectations. It might be beautifully and wonderfully written. Intentions and hours of labor to showcase how talented you are might all end up in a trash can.

Recent research shows that professional resumes unlike the unprofessional once have greater chances of landing a job applicant to an interview. Due to this, professional writers have become expensive and as result, if you make one for yourself, it will be cheaper. For this reason, here are several strategies and tips to better your chances of making it to the job community.

Strategically position your experiences:  Normally, you have a very small space approximately a page and about six seconds to impress your prospective employers. The space should be used with care. Prime or cream of your experiences and potentials should be at the top part of the page.  Most notable or important accomplishments and relevant experiences should be placed there. You should use bold sparing to draw an eye or attention of who would be your employers.

Research first and write after:  Any good resume writer should be in a position to know that the important way an employer should be connected to, is by seeing issues through the employers eyes. Their requirements and needs should be understood. More importantly, try to know phrases and words they normally use when describing a particular position. Before writing your resume, visit a job board to search for about ten jobs that may fall under your targeted position. Make a list of phrases and keywords used in the advert. Deliverables and skills frequently asked should be noted. After this, chances of going past an  applicant tracking software and standing to communicate to your prospective employer in a vivid manner is great.

Focus on results: A job description could be rewritten by anyone. Employers want to know how their problems can be solved and if the job they need you to undertake will be carried out well; are not concerned about your previous job responsibilities. Your accomplishments should be specifically discussed when giving out your experiences. Your value to an employer is shown when talking about client relationship building, cost saving, increased efficiency, and strategic problem solving plus income generation.

Your brand should be created: First, create a profile or a professional summary that starts with your title. If your intended position is financial manager then write ‘financial manager’ at the top of the resume and then, focus should be on the rest of the statement basing on awesome deliverables you will have to offer in the field. Keywords from the research should be used so as to be effective.

By now, you may have noted that to write a two or one page resume is not that way easy as first thought. If you feel that energy and time is not on your side, and then the best option is to hire a professional writer, but if not, apply these tips to make your new resume.