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What Is the Worth of the Resume?

Before you send your resume for your dream job, ask yourself a question: what is the worth of my resume? This will raise another question: What is your self value?

A resume is worth all that you are. A resume sums you up in a single sheet of paper. You may have the fanciest professional education, but if your resume does not project your personal value then you have a bleak chance of getting an interview call.

So what is the worth of your resume? To answer this question, put yourself in the shoes of the recruiting team. Ask yourself: what makes my resume distinct enough to attract attention? There are thousands of resumes piled up in the administration department. What are the chances that your resume does not end in the reject lot?

Recruiters are inundated with resumes all the time. They have very little time to read pages after pages of your personal details. Remember, if you don't place value on others' time; that means you don't value your time either.

A serious mistake applicants make is that they send incomplete information on relevant topics. The information should be straightforward and simple. Keep the information concise and crisp. Make sure that the information is easily available and not hidden in meandering paragraphs. A good idea is to have a bullet list or numbered list of essential data.

Some people post their resume to every job advertisement they come across. These are the free floaters who let their resumes to freely float in the industry. This category of resume writers is truly irksome to the recruiter. Sometimes they float their resumes for jobs not fitting their credentials. These resumes are rarely ever read by anybody. Don't float your resume when the job does not suit your credentials or your needs. It does not serve any good being a free floater. Resumes don't just click out of luck. They click when there is enough merit to warrant attention.

If you want your resume to capture a potential employer's attention, here's what you need to follow:
  • Keep your resume short and brief. A single page resume should sum up your credentials.
  • Use simple language, smart text styles, and plain white paper. Check for any typos or grammatical errors. The resume should look smart, not overly dressed up.
  • Provide your contact information at a prominent place in the resume. make sure that the details are accurate and complete.
  • Provide all the information as required by the employer. Ambiguous resumes are often rejected.
  • If possible, briefly mention why you are uniquely suited for the job. This can enhance your likelihood of getting an interview call.
  • Highlight your strengths and make a strong case for your suitability to the organization.
Resume writing can be easy if you follow these basic guidelines. With the right format of the resume, you can prove your worth to your employers even before they have met you.

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