Thursday, January 01, 2009

7 Tips To Write A Good Resume

If you want to get a good job in Dubai or anywhere else in the world You resume is your calling card. When you send a CV, this is the first and only image of you that your prospective employer sees. It's all very good to talk about methods for impressing someone at a job interview, but the truth is, the majority applicants never even make it to the interview stage. Their CV never takes them to that level. While there is never an assurance you will get an interview in some cases, the job may be filled before your resume even arrives-- there are certainly steps you can take to improve your chances!

1. Easy and Clear to Read
If your resume appears cluttered or has a font that it difficult to read, you are automatically at a disadvantage before anyone even reads what is written on it. You want to have a professional looking design, an easy to read font and a layout that is easy on the eyes.

2. Grammar and Spelling
Misspelled words or grammatical mistakes take away from your professionalism. If essential, use a spelling and grammar check program.

3. Address Right Person
Make sure you address the resume to the right person,generally a person's name is mentioned in the advertisement or listing.

4. Read about the Company
Find out a little about the company you are applying to. You may be able to tailor your resume to fit the job better. You can also convey some knowledge about the company in your cover letter, which we will be discussing next.

5. Good Cover Letter
Address your cover letter to the right person. Don't write a long letter, but let them know that you are aware of who they are and what kind of business they are in.

6. Reveal Your Talents
Everyone knows to put their education and job history on a resume. However, you should also include anything that reveals your specific talents. You are creating the resume, so you can do it the way you want, as long as you put in the basic information that is required. If you have done some kind of freelance work, for example, or even creative projects that you never got paid for, you can include this.

7. The Internet Your Friend
Before the days of the web, everything was simply typed out and any references had to be checked by phone or snail mail. Now, you can put websites into your resume. Of course, for references you also want to put physical addresses and phone numbers, but you can add website urls for any information about yourself that might support your cause. Just be careful -if you put your My Space page in your resume, make sure you don't have anything on there that would possibly turn someone off!