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A Guide to Writing Your First Job Resume

by Himanshu Goyal HRI Consultants

Your resume is the first thing an employer sees when it comes to your career. It’s your introduction and the first opportunity to make a good impression. Your resume is a way to tell your career story—the education and experience you have, the skills you can offer, and the positions you’re seeking. It’s a document that shows your strengths and highlights what you can do for an organization.

 

When it comes to your first resume, there may be a lot of questions. “What do I say? How should it look? Is it okay to make a bunch of typos?” Most resumes are pretty dull. You know, the ones with headings in block quotes or paragraph after paragraph of bullet points, with the occasional photo and generic text art. It’s enough that you show that you’re passionate about what you do and that you can get things done. You don’t need to tell your story paragraph after paragraph of generic text.

Tips For Writing Your First Job Resume

Use Active Language

Your resume tells a story. The job seeker not only tells the reader about themselves; they also tell a story. A great resume is not just a collection of bullet points. This is why active language is so important. You’re trying to describe your skill set. That means you’re telling a story about what you can do. But to tell the story, you have to use active language: verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to tell your story in your own words.

 

For example-

You could use functional language in your resume that shows you’re a hands-on learner who gets things done. In addition, you can use verbs and adjectives that reflect your positive attributes. This is an excellent way to make your resume relatable and show your personality.

In a resume, use numbers to highlight skills and experience

It is common for job applicants to use adjectives to describe their activities in life. In the case of work experience, it is more beneficial to define the number of hours, days, weeks, and months you spent on each job. Each skill or experience counts the same as any other, so it is essential to be clear about the number of hours, days, weeks, or months you spent on a given job. 


The more experience you have, the more you can count. The first thing you need to do is identify your skills and experience. You can use numbers to indicate the amount of time you have spent on a particular task.

Put the most relevant experiences at the top   

The order is unimportant. You don’t want people to read your resume once. You want them to read it over and over again. And you want them to do it in a few minutes. What matters is that the reader will remember your story and the most relevant information.


You can add the most relevant experiences to your position at the top and put the rest of your experiences in the next section. Make sure that your experience is relevant to the job you are applying for. A resume that does not reflect your experience will be less likely to be called in for an interview. As mentioned before, it is best to place the most relevant experiences at the top.

Remove irrelevant experiences

A resume that doesn’t reflect your experience gives the impression that you have no relevant experience. It says that you are unfamiliar with the work or that you lack expertise, which will make a hiring manager view you with suspicion. 

 

You can reduce the clutter in your resume by eliminating experiences that are not relevant to the job you are applying for. If you’re not sure how important a particular occasion is, read the job description to see if it fits what the employer is looking for. If it does not, you can eliminate it.

Take and add keywords from the job description to your resume- 

This is because the employer is trying to decide if they want to interview you by reading your resume or by reading your cover letter. If you apply to a job described in the job posting, you do not need to add the keywords to your resume. If you add them, you want to make sure the keywords are relevant to the job. 


Most people think that keywords are the only place to add keywords to your resume. In reality, you can also add keywords at the end of a sentence. If you are using a word processor, you can add the keywords at the end of the sentence. If you are writing a letter, you can add the keywords at the end of the paragraph.

Conclusion

The first resume you write is an exciting moment. It’s a momentous occasion. A moment of truth. The moment when you finally put your best foot forward and introduce yourself to the world. It’s a lot of pressure to make that first impression. You’ll be tempted to write a novel, but the key to a great first resume is being concise. No one has the time or patience to read a book, so don’t make them read a resume that’s too long either.  

 

So, now keep the above points in mind and let them help you build a perfect resume for your dream job. Remember that the hiring manager goes through many resumes throughout the day, so make sure yours stands out.

 

Human Resource India is one of the most renowned recruitment agency in Delhi and aims to help you get your dream job. They provide many services, including resume writing services which can assist you in your future endeavours as well.


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About Himanshu Goyal Freshman   HRI Consultants

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