Writing A Resume
Writing A Resume
In the competitive and cut-throat world of the present times, almost everyone is out there hunting and trying for better earning opportunities, a job which offers professional and monetary growth to the maximum extent possible. Employers are meanwhile trying to bring down the cost of business and therefore trying to hire the best individual at the least possible cost.
Inexorably, the first step towards the process of looking for a more professionally and financially rewarding career is writing a resume, which unfortunately brings cold feet to many a hardened soul involved with writing to and perhaps communicating with multitudes on a daily basis. Resume writing is indeed far more complicated than a normal e-mail or letter in that one has to present himself or herself in black and white on a paper, describe one’s qualities, strengths and capabilities in a clear, concise and attractive way to grab reader attention.
Employers may well end up receiving hundreds of applications for an advertised vacancy, each mail generally containing a cover letter and a detailed resume or CV. The applicant’s resume must be such as to stand out from all the mail, and so it’s not just the layout and design of the resume which counts, but also the choice of each specific and individual words which goes on to define and draw up an image and picture of the applicant.
Considering the above, writing a CV could be perhaps considered far more challenging than a simple letter in that the CV is a document representing the individual across diverse forums and organizations when it goes in response to a vacancy. The CV has to try convincing the recruiter that the face behind the resume is perhaps best suited for the position, and so the individual deserves being called forth for an interview to further explain himself or herself on why he is the best candidate for the position. So, CV writing is something which at times has the potential to easily overwhelm even the most prolific of writers.
The resume should be such that it should be able to get the applicant inside the doors of the recruiter for the interview, while the challenge for interviewer or selector is to judge the person from the CV so that only suitably qualified individuals get called up and get to utilize the recruiters time and resources for a successful hiring cycle to be completed.