Personal statement (also called personal or professional profile, profile summary or career overview) is a short paragraph at the top of a resume that summarizes a candidate’s relevant experience and skills in three to six sentences.
Considering that employers make decisions about candidates in a matter of seconds, this section determines how much time an employer will be willing to spend reading your resume.
Think about it this way:
If a resume is a movie, then this paragraph serves as a trailer for what’s about to come.
If the trailer is interesting, the chances are that the audience will be int...
In other words, the information you put in the upper half of the first page of your resume, weighs more than the rest of it. This is where the decision can already be made. Unfortunately, if you don’t use this space to convince them that the...
Contact details are the first thing employers are going to see in your resume. This section is a mandatory part of each CV, as it gives employers information on how they can reach out to you if they are interested in your application.
Since this is the first thing they are going to see, it needs to be done right. Despite the fact that this section is frequently just quickly skimmed, it can still set the tone and determine the outcome of your application. To make it work, it needs to be professional, concise, straightforward, and – it’s obvious but we must mention it - correct.
There have been so many debates about the perfect length of a resume. You've probably already Googled it and found so many articles answering this question and providing conflicting information which left you with even more questions and concerns.
What if you send a 1-page resume and skip something recruiters wanted to see?
Or if you send a 2-page resume and they immediately toss it the 'no' pile because they don't want to waste so much time on you?
So many questions, so few straightforward answers.
No wonder this choice makes your palms sweat. How do you make this potenti...
The year is 2020, but the same questions remain: Should you send a cover letter with your resume? Does anyone even read cover letters anymore?
The thing is, when you are applying for a job, you only have one shot to present yourself as the best candidate.
Why rely solely on cold facts from your resume when you can add more information, connect with an employer through a story about your achievements and skyrocket your chances of being invited to an interview?
The amazing thing is that all of that can be accomplished with a single-page cover letter.
If you've made the decision that 2020 is going to be the year to achieve your career aspirations, there is one task that stands between you and your goal - writing a resume. To put your best foot forward, you need to create a resume that does justice to your experience and skills – one that presents you in the best light and sets you apart from other candidates.
However, standing out from the competition is not easy when you are trying to figure out how to properly format, organize, and create content for your resume. And all the contradictory information on the Internet makes even the most e...
Winter has slowly crept in – days are long, the weather is cold, Christmas lights are all over the place and we are starting to reflect on what we have done in the past twelve months. Not only looking in the past but also looking in the future, trying to define where we want to be the same time next year.
On the ‘New Year Goals’ list, among drinking more water, eating healthier, and going to bed earlier, there is a thing that scares you the most: finding a new job.
It sounds intimidating, huh?
Lucky for you, employers are going through the same process as you ar...