When you’re a restaurant server, it may seem tempting to post a resume up somewhere and let hiring managers discover you by chance. At the end of the day though, scoring an entry level position fast is going to require a little more push and exposure to people looking for someone new to wait on their tables. For that, your CV needs to be presented at the same level your motivation lies.
- The lightly outlined diamond pattern body colors give a fine-drawn vibe. While the calming fonts show your sweet-tempered, more customer service oriented vibe.
- Copy and paste in your educational background into the design and sift through a list of sample action verbs to enhance, lengthen, or shorten the vertical timelines.
- Opt to make replacements that will let you arrange your experience timeline chronologically and more comprehensively.
- To make the blurred header picture uniquely your own, use word’s picture corrections feature and color saturation option for problem-free editing.
- There are a few different sections on a resume that determine how it will be perceived by employers. The most important sections are the objective, work experience, education and skills. If you are interested in how to use resume space effectively, you should tailor your resume for the job you’re applying to reflect your experience and skills as they relate to the role. You can do this by carefully reading the job listing and highlighting skills or responsibilities that you have had in previous positions that relate to the role you’re applying to.
- Professional summary: An important section at the top of your resume, this part of your resume summarizes your professional qualifications. This can include your main areas of expertise or specialties. Use this space to highlight key achievements or accomplishments. Include numbers to measure your success if possible.
- You can use this section to highlight your professional achievements. These include awards, scholarships, research projects, publications or other publications that highlight your professional accomplishments. Include any professional certifications you have received as well. If you have extensive professional experience, you can include all of your professional achievements, including awards and honors.
- A resume header is the portion at the top of your resume that outlines your name, contact information and summary or objective. If you want to use the professional header, you can include your personal contact information, too. Your header should include your home address, phone number and email address. Your contact information includes your first and last name, address, email address and phone number. Your header should be placed at the top of your resume so that hiring managers can easily identify you. If you have an online portfolio or professional website, you may include that as well.
- A header is not necessary if you are just starting your professional career. You may also remove it if you are changing careers. However, if you are an experienced professional, you may include it to highlight your experience and achievements.
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I used this template to apply for two internships, both of which I was accepted to. I had no idea what I was doing, and honestly, neither does my resume. After both rejections I realized that my resume was not good. I had no idea that the summary was such an issue, and now I realize that I have a huge issue with my professional experience. I spent a few days just rewriting my professional experience and this is what I have so far.
My old resume was far too long and included too much information that wasn’t necessary. This is concise and clean. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked for an explanation for something that is literally a built-in part of the template. LOL! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been contacted for a speaking engagement when I applied for a job and was told that I “don’t have any available” — even when I had two available.
I used this template for my college career fair, and it landed me a 4-page interview with one of the companies that was having a presence at the fair. I used this template for applications to my first real career position, and I got the job. I used a different template for my subsequent career positions, and I got those as well.
I’ve been using it for about a year and a half and I’ve only had about 3 interviews in that time. It’s a pretty simple template, but it’s been really effective in increasing my response rate. Additionally, it’s much more effective than just using a bland resume with no branding.
It’s so simple and straight to the point, yet it allowed me to showcase all of my skills and accomplishments. It also allowed me to tailor my resume to each job I apply to, and it ensured that all information was clear and concise. I didn’t bother to include objectives or summary at the top as I figured my resume speaks for itself.
Not only did I land a great job right out of college, but I didn’t even have to submit a resume. You all just had to send your CV and CV-applications to the recruiter and he would send me a reply. No cover letters, no interviews, no nothing. Just a single, simple piece of paper with my name and contact information. I can’t express how liberating that was.
I applied for a few jobs, got a few interviews, but in the end I lost out to more qualified candidates. I have a feeling that the people looking at the resumes that I send out to are looking for a reason to throw it away. So, I tried really hard to make sure that my resume was the best it could be.
It is very clean and simple. No more than 10 pages. ( less is more! ) It is easy to read. It is professional, yet fun to look at. It stands out from other resumes because it is different. It is in a common format which is easy to read and follow.
I used the template that was recommended by an Indiana University Career and Job Counselor. I have been using this template ever since I got the good news that my second interview with them was for a senior associate job. I didn’t expect to get the job, so it’s nice to know it wasn’t just a fluke. I would highly recommend this template.
It’s much more readable and direct. I’ve been telling people about how good it is and they really appreciate it.