Published at Friday, 04 October 2019. Resume Sample. By Domenique Favreau.
Remember, there are thousands of other people following the same sample resumes to create their own. So, it is advisable to use several sample resumes. Go through them. Compare among the best ones. Then use the best three or four sample resumes and create one that appears unique. Since you will be applying for a professional job, your resume must also look professional. This does not mean you cannot go out of the way to create something more unique than the ones available in the net. Your resume is your first impression to your potential employer and don't forget first impression counts. So, you better make it as impressive and attractive as possible.
Dare to Be Unique – You may increase your chance of getting hired and reduce the risk of being rejected. There are new styles that you can use depending on the industry or position you desire. Usually printed in black ink, resumes now come in a variety of colors, formats, and sizes. Ever seen one that is folded like a brochure or leaflet? You might think it wouldn't be possible. But aside from this interesting idea, it is more likely to catch the attention of employers. Folding in leaflet style is usually done by those who are applying in the marketing or advertising industry. If you are applying as a graphic designer, you can present one in comic layout. It's very unique, right? But the important details must still be there. How about as a copywriter? You can make use of a font that looks like it has been typed from a typewriter.
Copy-Pasting is a Big No-No. It's not advisable to copy another person's work. In writing your resume, you can only get ideas but not copy the whole thing. Editing can be a little okay but make sure that what you have is different from the original copy. Free resume samples have much to offer. Modify to create a copy that is personal and unique. Employers and recruiters have already seen hundreds of applications. Face the fact that they are bored in seeing almost the same terminologies, sentences, and phrases all over again. So instead of reading everything, they may just put your application aside. Always remember, ”First impressions last.” Surely, you wouldn't want your application to go to waste.
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