FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO CREATE YOUR IDEAL RESUME
What to put in your Work History?
The first thing a hiring manager would do is to check on a potential candidate's background. They look at the applicant's job history, career growth and development.
- Provide simple but concise information related to your previous jobs so they will have a clear idea about your job history
- Having problems remembering job titles and dates? Input the job title or date that comes to mind and just return to the section once you have verified the information is correct
- Remember to add the correct dates of your previous employment to avoid giving the impression you are concealing information
- Use full titles instead of abbreviations to make your resume or cover letter look professional and appealing to employers
When it comes to Education what should be the right content?
- Create a list of the schools you attended and degree/s you were able to obtain
- On-the-job training and internships are optional, only add them if you do not have any actual work experience
- Certification, training and seminar programs should be added on a separate sheet
- Add high school information only if you did not attend College or University
What are the correct Skills to put to encourage employers to hire you?
Your resume does not go directly to the hiring manager, it goes to an HR personnel who sorts the documents before it reaches it destination. Thus, it is favorable to use laymen's terms as opposed to highly technical descriptions. Furthermore, it is advisable to do the following:
- List six to eight skills that can relate to the position you are applying for
- Use bulleted phrases that are not less than 2-3 words
- If you lack the experience, you can start by enumerating soft skills such as: "adaptable", "flexible", "excellent communication skills", or "good problem-solving" skills
What do you need to write to create the perfect summary?
If you are having difficulties tailor-fitting your resume to the job you are applying for, then you can:
- Make sure that your summary is in the past tense and provide the specific skillset you can bring to the company
- Provide an overview of your career so that the hiring manager will be able to highlight immediately your worth
- Having trouble choosing the right words to write? Choose from one of the templates and make adjustments as you see fit
HOW TO CREATE YOUR IDEAL COVER LETTER
- This is your chance to get the employer's attention and create a good first impression. Be precise and be direct to the point with 2 - 3 sentences max
- Highlight all your good points and strengths
- Indicate the position you are applying for
- Having a hard time composing a good cover letter? We have templates you can choose from to get you started
Body of your cover letter
- This is the section of the letter were you can mention the things that would increase your chances in landing the job
- Expand on your experience and provide insights about your skills and work ethic-- it has to be new and not based on the information already provided on your resume
- Use bullet points to highlight your expertise and your strongest points but keep it under 3-4 bullets.
- Employers will put more attention on your most current work experience, so make sure you highlight your achievements and contributions from there
How to properly close your cover letter
- Provide a strong closing line to your letter by giving an assurance you are the perfect candidate for the job
- You can add to this section any attachment or documents that would strengthen your chances of landing the job
- This section should also contain words of appreciation towards the employer
- If you have the contact information of the employer, add a - line to let them know you will be following up through the email address or number you have on hand