First impressions are important in pretty much every aspect of society. This of course includes your professional life. When you take into account that your first employment impression is generally through the presentation of your resume, you realize that your CV has to be much more than simple work experience or schooling. It has the mission to tacitly introduce you, your capabilities and your fit for the position while also making a great impression among probably tens of resumes of qualified individuals aspiring to obtain the same position you are hoping to get.
A resume can be reviewed in literally seconds. This means your resume has less than one minute to make or break the deal for the employer. In order to make a dashing and striking impression, you need to picture and design your resume as a part of you, as an extension of your professional capabilities and as a spark that will trigger the interest of your future boss on your services in hopes of an exceptional performance from you which is in the end what both the employer and the employee wish for. In order to make this happen, you need to reflect deeply on certain aspects that will ease up the idea on how to craft an appropriate resume.
First of all, you need to evaluate the potential duties of the position you are applying for. For instance, it might require you to achieve certain daily goals which you excel at or maybe perform a talent of your expertise. Whatever you think this position might need from you, it needs to be on your resume. You need to make it as if the position and employer need you and not the other way around.
Secondly, try not to use pompous word to describe yourself or your work history. You don’t want to be a show off. The simpler the words you use, the faster your message is delivered. You need to simplify the vocabulary related to your job field and use it wisely. This will give a sense of humbleness which is one of the most sought for aspects in an employee. This goes without saying; your CV needs to resemble your personal disposition.
Last but not least, a good resume is the first step in a healthy job relationship. If you want your future boss to respect you and maybe even befriend you, you need your CV to be formal, respectful, mature and straight-to-the-point. There is absolutely no need to ramble on for pages and pages about your whole job and school history, nor do you need to be funny or rude about them, unless you are applying for a stand-up comedy position – that is. Simple and proper vocabulary is a key to success.