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Hi , Andrew here from Novel Resume .
And today I'm gonna teach you how to write a professional resume , career advice by love the resume .
So I made a great presentation for you .
Let's dive right into it .
So there are three steps you need to consider when writing a RSUM .
The first one is figuring out your uh format and the layout that you're gonna use .
The second one is nailing your resa header and then the third one is completing your rhythmus sections , which is the most important thing .
But let's start from the beginning , your format and lou there are three main resume formats .
The first one is chronological here .
You want to write your most recent job experience and then move backwards .
The same goes for education , your professional certificates , achievements and all the other sections .
The second one is a skill based or functional template .
These are really good for uh graduates or for people that are doing a career change and want to put a focus on their skills .
And then the third one is a combination of the two of course named combined and uh can be used in some specific cases .
But in 90% of the cases , you want to go with a chronological format because this is the ResMed format that recruiters and employers all around the world are used to .
Now , let's move to the second part , the header , which is the top part of your resin in the header .
There are some must have information that you need to include at all times .
These are your first and last name , your phone number , your email address , your location here in the location .
Remember to include only the city and the country and then job title .
There are also some optional information that you might consider including in your header , such as your linkedin URL relevant social media , your website .
If you have one or a blog or even a portfolio here , you can see an example of a professional uh ResMed header .
You can see that in the left , we have the most important information , which is the name of the person applying their job title .
And then on the right , we can uh see their email address , phone number location , the linking profile and also a medium account because we can assume that in this case , the person is a business development consultant , but also it's writing professional articles on medium .
Make sure at all the time that you prove read your uh information in the header .
Because if you misspelled one number in your phone number or one letter in your email address , the recruiter or the employer will not be able to contact you .
Is this uh , Jonathan ?
No , this is the Rock Johnson .
There's also some information that you should not include in your ResMed header and this is your birth date unless this is specifically required in the job ad , you should not include your birth date because this can lead to discrimination based on age do never include nonprofessional email address .
You know that email address that you created in high school back then .
It was cool , but it's not cool when you apply now for a job to have an email as uh xxo warrior at super hotmail dot com , like uh recruiters and employers when they would see that they would think it's very unprofessional and they might discard your resume or about a photograph .
Well , in US UK and Ireland , you should not include a picture in your resume due to anti discrimination and labor laws .
But in other countries such as Scandinavia , you should actually include a picture in your resume .
They are also like lots of countries where uh there's no agreement if you should include one or not .
So you need to do the research for the industry you're applying for and what are the exact laws or uh requirements in your country .
The second thing that you need to consider when uh writing your resume header , it's uh including a resume summary or an objective .
And uh we'll start with the Remus summary .
A Remus summary .
It's uh usually a 2 to 4 sentences uh summary of your career .
I prepared here an example for you that you can use as inspiration , professional marketing manager with five plus years of experience in digital marketing , social media marketing experience , including Facebook , Instagram , and linkedin advertising experience in managing accounts with a monthly budget of 60 plus $1000 B A in marketing management .
As you can see , this is like a really great professional summary because from four sentences , you can see uh the tools that the person has experienced in how many years , what budgets they are comfortable in managing and also their level of education .
So in 90% of the cases , you would use a resume summary , but there are some cases where a resume objective is better .
It's a resume objective , it's the goal of your resume and it communicates your motivation for getting into a new field here .
You can see a professional example for a customer support professional that's currently doing a career change , customer support representative with three plus years of experience in over the phone , technical support , looking to leverage communication skills as a sales representative at XYZ company .
Excellent track record in delivering quality support service .
Having maintained a 4.7 plus star rating over the past 1.5 years from over 1000 customers .
That's impressive as you can see .
This is a really great example because the person is emphasizing on the transferable skills that both a customer support professional and a sales uh representative would have in common .
Now , let's move to the third and most important part of your resin , your resin sections .
So you want to structure your work experience as follow first , you would have the job title or position under it .
Your uh you would list the company name and optional location , then you would have the dates that you were employed for that company .
Then you wanna list between uh 4 to 6 and maximum 10 achievements and re responsibilities and as optional as well .
It would be a company description .
You wanna use this .
If the company is not so well known or if it has a name that you cannot really know what industry or what they are doing .
And now I'm gonna show you an example of a professional work experience section .
As you can see here we have at the top the job title followed by the company name and location of the company .
Then under you can see the dates employed and then you can see the most important part of the work experience section .
The achievements , these achievements are really great because they use a lot of uh percentages and numbers which makes it really easy for uh the employer or recruiter to visualize the value that you actually added to that company .
So remember to use uh percentages and numbers as many times as possible .
So the next really important uh section that you wanna include is your education .
You want to start with your program , name , the university name , the years that you attended or the graduation date .
And as optional , you can include relevant courses for the job .
You're applying for your honors or awards .
Your GPA include the GPA only if it's high , one of the highest your academic achievements .
And that was the way I said it before , it was like something else is coming on academic achievement .
And so here we have a professional example .
As you can see , the education section starts with uh the program name followed by the university name , the years that the person attended the university .
Then we have an example of an excellent award .
And lastly here we have as an optional section , we have the relevant courses after including your work experience and your education .
It's crucial to mention your top skills .
Remember that there are two types of skills that you can include in your resume .
So first there are the hard skills , these are measurable abilities that usually can get a score or a diploma on it .
Some examples include Google , Analytics , Photoshop French cuisine and engineering .
The second type of skills are soft skills , these are personal abilities and it's very hard to quantify them .
Some examples include here uh leadership , critical thinking , empathy and adaptability .
There are some jobs where people tend to include only their hard skills .
But uh remember all the time to include some soft skills as well because uh nowadays , no matter the job , you will all the time need to work with other people and working with other people requires soft skills .
And here we can see an example from A R where we have uh hard skills and soft skills listed in the left .
You can see the technical skills , hard skills in this case .
And then on the right , we can see the soft skills , my mouth got so dry work experience , education and skills .
They are the bread and butter of your resume .
However , the following editions can really give a boost to your resume .
Now , here are some additional sections that you can add languages , speaking a foreign language , can give you an advantage over the other job seekers , the company that you're applying to might have offices in other countries or actually have customers from all over the world .
Next , you can also add volunteering experience .
This would actually add lots of value for students or graduates .
If you don't have so much work experience or if you apply for NGO S , then you can add your uh certificates which are uh for some jobs , they are crucial and uh are actually more important than work experience .
But uh we need to then remember to list any extra award award that you might have received or achievements .
This becomes really important and is a differentiator at mid level career or senior professionals , then you can also add relevant projects .
These are really important , especially when you took a break because it can demonstrate that while you were not working , you were still upgrading your skills .
And last , but not least if you still have space after uh going through all the sections that I mentioned before , you might consider adding your hobbies and interests because these can actually showcase your personality .
Of course , none of these sections are mandatory but uh consider for yourself which of this section can actually add value and are relevant for the position you are applying to .
And here we can see an example of the additional sections added in a resume .
We can see the certificates as I mentioned before , they are really important and can add lots of value to the resume , followed by languages and then some interests .
So we've been known through all the sections that can be included in a resume .
But how does it look altogether ?
Here's a professional example .
You can see that at the top , we have uh the header which includes the name and the title , the summary or an objective , the contact information .
And then we can see the resume sections .
The first one and the most important as mentioned before , the work experience followed by education skills , then the additional sections , certificates , languages and interests and look at that .
That's a really impressive resume , isn't it ?
I think that person will get a job that he or she is applying to because it's not good .
Yeah , I think that Diana will get a job that she's looking for here at novel resume .
We actually created an intuitive resume builder that will allow you to create professional resumes .
Just like an example that I showed you .
The editor already suggests all the sections you need such as contact information , summary , work experience , education and so on .
You can also easily customize your resume with different fonts , colors and layouts depending on your needs .
Thank you for watching .
I hope you found this video useful and uh , good luck on your job hunt .
Stay tuned .