Prepared to personalise our ‘Secretary’ CV/résumé template? Here are our top tips to get you going:
- Keep a résumé master list on your computer where you keep any data you have ever added on a résumé: old jobs, parts modified for various applications, specific initiatives that just at times seem sensible to include. Then, as you are designing each résumé, it’s just a matter of copying and pasting important info.
- Imagine your résumé not as a all-inclusive record of your career history, but as a marketing item pitching you as the ideal prospect for the role. For each and every résumé you prepare, you’ll want to discuss only the successes and abilities that are most relevant to the role (even if that requires you don’t include all of your experience).
- There are loads of distinctive forms of résumés, but the traditional reverse chronological (where your newest experience is listed first) remains your best option. While you can make use of skills-focused résumés in particular situations, some would-be employers will question what you’re covering up.
- Be sure your very best experiences and accomplishments are noticeable on the top third of your résumé. This top part is just what the prospective employer is going to read first—and what will suffice as a hook for people to keep on reading.
- For most positions, make use of a plain but modern font, like Helvetica, Arial or Lucida Console. Make your résumé is easily readable for recruiters by utilizing a font size somewhere between 10 and 12.
- Think long and hard before using a two-page résumé. If you have sufficient suitable experience, education, and credentials pertaining to the job to present on more than one page of your résumé, then go ahead. But if you can tell the same story in less space? Then do that.
- You may want to apply a distinctive font or typeface for your name, your résumé headings, and the organisations you have worked for, but ensure that it stays simple and make it consistent.
Want more guidance on making your résumé shine? Use our guide: How to write a résumé.