Building a solid resume

A person’s resume/CV is the first thing a recruitment agent will consider when determining whether they should invite that candidate over for an interview or not. This precious document will be a person’s first, and occasionally the only chance to influence their potential future boss,showing that they are perfect for the position. When applying for a job, a person also needs to understand that most of the recruitment agents will only dedicate a few minutes, or even just a few seconds, while browsing through a resume. As such, a person needs to make a catchy resume that will be a straightforward and well maintained so it will cut ahead the rest and is able to catch the attention of the recruiter who is examining it. Below are few useful tips that will help a person in building a solid resume?



  1. Get to know the company and the job position

The first step a person needs to follow is to know the company and the position being applied for. This way, a person will easily be able to decide precisely what a possible employer wants from their applicants. It will also provide a clearer understanding of the qualifications and characteristics that the corporation’s model applicant would possess. Are they seeking someone who has general experience in the relevant field? Are they looking for someone with a strong grasp regarding the theories that are used during trading? Are they looking for someone who can be a team player, or an individual worker, maybe a mixture of both? Only after receiving the answers to these questions, a person will be able to build a resume that is based on the strengths and credentials that will definitely fit the criteria.


  1. Start writing the resume that will get a person closer to that dream job

Once a person has done their research regarding the corporation and the job position that they want to apply for, now it’s time to handle the serious business of writing a rock-solid resume. If a person is having a hard time with knowing where to start, the first thing a person needs to decide on, is what they should include in their resume. A typical resume contains a candidates private contact info, work experiences, and history, educational credentials, along with a list of references. While writing a resume, especially the part containing previous work experiences and educational credentials, always remember to highlight and emphasize the factors that will make a person more suitable for that specific position. Avoid being uncertain. If a person thinks they possess the qualities and skills that a company is looking for, do not hesitate to put emphasis on them, because the other candidates surely will not hesitate to highlight their abilities either. Anyhow, a person should always be sure that everything they write on their resume is legit and can be verified if needed. The last thing a candidate needs is a resume filled with lies.


  1. Proofread, proofread, and proofread!

After you have finished writing a resume, now it’s time to recheck. Proofreading a document has its own benefits as can enhance authenticity by eliminating all errors. Regardless of how careful a person was while writing their resume, there will always be some mistakes and there is no such thing as a “small mistake” when it comes to applying for a new job. Even small and childish error can easily hinder a person’s chance for success. Therefore, it is better to properly proofread a resume twice before moving forward. Looking at a printed copy of a resume will help a person spot the errors more quickly. It is also a great idea to ask a friend or family members to proofread the document as a second opinion. Make sure that the resume is completely free from errors in all phases of formatting, spellings, and grammar.


A perfect resume will not drop from the sky and land in one’s hand. A person has to work twice as hard to make it from scratch. Gratefully, the guide above will surely help a person to build an exceptional resume that will be their ticket to securing that dream job.

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