Those who have checked out the Tomedes website might be knowing that we offer resume translation services. Well even if you didn’t, you know it now. I am one among the numerous professional translation experts at Tomedes who have been working on resume translations. Going about my job I have learned quite a lot about resumes. So I thought why not share what I have learned with my dear readers. You might be aware of some or all of the following tips, but I hope they help you make your resume better.
- Always start your resume with a brief but well written objective. Ideally a resume should go beyond being a list of contact details, academic and work related information. It should also tell your potential employer what you as an individual can contribute. It should be about what you can give, rather than what you want which would help you get that job.
- Narrow the focus of your resume. Many people write a resume with a broad focus to ensure that they don’t lose out on some other opportunities. But the reality is that the resume reader is looking for a person with specific skills and would prefer to go for a resume that gives out just what he or she is looking for.
- Personalize your summary. Most resume summaries that I have come across sound so much like many others that I am forced to consider it might have been written by the same person trying to write for different people. So quite obviously the person to whom your resume is targeted would be feeling the same. This necessitates that you try to convey yourself as the unique individual you are. Backing up your claims with certifiable achievements is a good idea.
- Write about what you actually do, rather than what anyone in your position is expected to do. Many people just list their job responsibilities rather than state what they actually did. This again makes their resume look like so many others in circulation. So write down what you really did and learned in your previous jobs and while you are at it, make an effort to present your achievements in a measurable manner.
- Avoid using a template. Rather develop your own style which would help you present your strengths and accomplishments optimally. Studying a few individualistic and winning resumes would go a long way in helping you create your perfect template.