Ready to personalise your apple accents CV/résumé template? Here are our top tips to help you get started:
- Hold a résumé master list on your computer where you keep any information you have ever included on a résumé: past positions, parts tailored for different applications, specific endeavours that only every now and then seem sensible to include. Then, when you are developing each résumé, it’s just a matter of cutting and pasting applicable details.
- View your résumé not as a all-inclusive list of your employment history, but as a promotional item selling you as the ideal applicant for the position. For every single résumé you prepare, you’ll need to showcase only the achievements and skills that are most significant to the position (no matter if that requires you leave off all of your experience).
- You’ll find tons of distinctive kinds of résumés, but the trusty reverse chronological (in which your most recent experience appears first) remains your best choice. While you might choose skills-focused résumés in particular instances, some recruiters will question what you’re concealing.
- Make sure your finest experiences and successes are evident on the top third of the résumé. This top part is just what the prospective employer is going to read first—and what will suffice as bait for someone to carry on reading through.
- For most positions, use a basic but contemporary font, like Helvetica, Arial or Lucida Console. Make your résumé is easy to read for hiring managers by choosing a font size somewhere between 10 and 12.
- Think long and hard before using a two-page résumé. If you have adequate appropriate experience, training, and credentials relating to the role to showcase on more than a single page of your résumé, then do it. But if you can paint the same picture in a lot less space? Do that.
- You might go with a distinctive font or typeface for your name, your résumé headers, and the organisations you have worked at, but ensure that it stays basic and keep it consistent.
Need more tips on making your résumé stand out? Try our guide: How to write a résumé.