A resume is the most important thing if you are applying for any job. Most of the companies try to shortlist the candidates for the job on the basis of their resume. According to a study conducted by various employer’s way to selecting the candidates, it was revealed that most of the employers spend less than 5 seconds on each resume. This means that your resume has less than 10 seconds to impress your employer.
You might think that the challenge is over but the worst yet comes. The increase in population has increased the worries for all the candidates. The jobs are getting, less use the latest technological inventions. Already, there are many sectors which are on the verge of complete replacement of human with machines. If you add all the condition, then you will realize that chances of getting a job will only get difficult in coming times.
For years, the conventional narrative was facts: job titles, tenures, education, etc. But, now the things have changed as the companies want to know who you are and whether that person is someone they’d want. A resume needs to be a narrative because a narrative will convey who you are.
You should sit down and try to gather all the facts about you and spend more time in making a perfect resume. Some of the key questions that you should ask –
what you consider to be your most impressive experiences to date
a few lines about your biggest projects, research work
So, how will you convince your employer in 10 seconds?
Powerful and Brief
You should think about all the accomplishment and define them properly. Remove irrelevant information or anything that seems too buzzword as this would only hide the relevant details. Remember that you can’t lie about accomplishments as sooner or later you will be caught. You should choose the word carefully while describing your role in the previous job.
Make your words speak
You should not just write plain English in the resume as it will make your resume boring. Try to use the words carefully. Also, you can add qualifiers to help the resume reader visualize the situation. For example, if you have managed a team then mention that you have to lead a team of 20 members rather than simply mentioning that you have to lead a team. You can also add small details about the role of the team in the organization.
Show your extracurricular activities
You should try to show the extracurricular activities, interests, and passion. All of these qualities will help the employer understand that you can accomplish any task and have the ability to adjust yourself according to the different situations.
Different resume for different position
You should make a different resume for the different role. Do some research about a position and go on LinkedIn to find the details about the company and its hiring manager. You can also have a look at the profile of the employees that the company has hired previously.
The resume should be on 1 page or 2 pages at maximum.
Try to use the basic font and a size of 12-14 and small margin also.
Do not include your photo (as you are applying for an acting job)
Use PDF format for the resume
Spell check the resume as any mistakes in the spelling will decrease your chance of getting selected in the company.