What is Resume?
- A selling tool
- A brief summary of the applicant’s basic information
- A critical task
- A one-of-kind marketing communication
- A short, powerful statement
- A document that convinces employers that you know what you want to do, and that you are familiar with the field
- A document that clearly states your goals
Why is a resume important?
- It is the first meeting between you and your prospective employer. First impressions are the lasting ones.
- So, how do you want to be remembered?
- Wrinkled and unorganized?
- Neat and structured?
- Long and boring?
- Precise and interesting?
What is the difference between an objective and a profile?
What to write in a resume?
Name, Address, contact number, E-mail address, Nationality, Date of birth and other information as requested
List of qualifications possessed
Company’s name and address, position, duration of employment, work responsibilities and achievements
Name of institution, qualifications, year of study
A list of other relevant skills, or additional information to support your qualifications (i.e language proficiency, computer skills, etc)
- Name two to three referees
- Inform your referees that the employer may contact them for further
- Information and verification
Types of Resume Format
Writing a Winning Resume
The first 10 seconds counts! Therefore, your resume should stand out from the rest and catch the employer’s attention. Your resume should look neat, clean, and organized. It should be typed and printed or photocopied on a good quality paper and contains no errors.
Tips on Writing a Winning Resume
- Write it yourself - This will force you to organize your thoughts and personal information
- Make it error free - Get someone to review your final draft for any errors
- May it look good - Avoid using poor quality or cheap paper, and ensure you select a suitable font
- Be brief and relevant - Many good resumes fit into one page; few needs more than two. Include only the most important points. Use action words
- Be honest – Do not overstate your qualifications
- Be positive – Emphasize your accomplishments and results. Avoid being humble
- Edit – Write each of your resume drafts on a separate piece of paper. Make every word counts. Keep editing until your resume is good as you can make it. Then edit it again
Select a Suitable Font for your Resume
- Ensure to use professional looking fonts for your resume
- Examples of commonly used fonts:
Tarikh Input: 25/08/2022 | Kemaskini: 25/08/2022 | zul_mohd