5 tips to build your resume!

The first step to getting a great job is ‘resume writing’. Make sure it is authentic, reflects who you are and is unique to you.  One thing that we need to keep in mind while preparing our resume is “don’t simply write your resume, build it!”.build your resume

In these days of increasing competition, where there are hundreds of similar resumes as yours, how do you differentiate yourself from others?

Do not ever write what you are not! Even if you get shortlisted, you will face an uphill task to stand up to your resume during the interview stage!

Here are some tips to build your resume:

1. First, decide the roles that you target. Usually, it can be more than one so as to improve the chances of getting a job.

2. Thoroughly understand what those roles call for in terms of qualifications, competence and experience.

3. Reflect clearly how close or far is your current profile to the job requirements. In some way, you are assessing your ‘Job Suitability Quotient”. If you are honest in this step, you can assess for yourself the chances of getting shortlisted.

4. Think about what you need to do if you were to improve your ‘Job Suitability Quotient”. It could include acquiring a professional certification in your area, it could be trying out some assignments in your current job to prepare for the next job, it could be sharpening those skills or awareness that your target job requires and so on. This is the crucial stage of building your resume and making it more suitable to your target job.

5. Now attempt writing your resume – it will flow more fluently. More importantly, you will have greater confidence when you move to the interview stage.

The above steps guide you through the process of taking a deeper look at your target job and yourself.

Excerpts from the article: Don’t write your resume, Build it! 
By: Dr.Raj, 
Published in HR Mirror, Hans India.
Follow Dr.Raj on Twitter @drraj29.


To know more click on this link: http://www.happc.in/

Related Posts


Blog, HR Consulting

7-Parameters for Building Performance-Oriented Organizations

As a strategic HR partner, we are about to complete two performance cycles using a performance management system that we designed and implemented at one of our manufacturing clients in 2019.  From a stage of people’s reluctance to the process to voluntarily asking us when are we initiating the goal-setting process, has been yet another phenomenal journey […]


Learning and Development

Behavioral Training for Managers/ Supervisors is not an option but the need of the hour- Part 2

Continuing to the first part of the blog, let us discuss the next three key aspects. ROI of such an Initiative Often companies complain of talent shortage, lack of skilled resources, cost of selecting – hiring, and onboarding a resource. All this can be significantly saved if you train the resource for the right skill set. Overtime[…]