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How to write Professional Resume

19 January, 2019

A professional resume summary provides a convincing snapshot of your skills and experience. The main goal of the summary is to ‘hook’ the reader, providing encouragement to keep reading.

The most important sections for a resume are:

Contact Information

resume summary

Professional Title

Work Experience

Skills

Education

 

Many people wonder if they should include a list of interest and hobbies on their resume. The answer is that it depends.

Keep in mind that you have limited space on a resume, so you will need to be selective about what you want to emphasize. The easiest way to decide what to include is to base the content of your resume off of keywords that hiring manager wants to see. 

 

One more consideration is that you want to avoid leaving any gaps in employment on your resume. If one of your previous jobs doesn’t seem applicable and it came between two relevant roles, you still need to list it. But you don’t have to describe it in great detail.

 

The Skills section of your resume should include a combination of hard skills and soft skills.

 

Use past tense to describe previous roles, and present tense to describe current roles.

Describe experiences with verbs that convey action. E.g.: Coordinated, Developed, Achieved, Launched, etc.

Assume your resume will be read both by technical experts and a non-technical layperson. 

 

Match your skills to the ones in the job ad / job description. Including examples of achievements that meet the advertised requirements of the job.

 

Focus on your achievements. Take stock of your achievements and activities

Using your opening statement to link your experience and education to the organization and the requirements of the job.

Listing your most relevant key skills first.

 

If you are not a good writer it is advisable to take the help of a professional resume writer.