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How to Create a Resume

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Whether you're unemployed or have a job but aspire to a better job, you must have a good resume. The resume is still a key document to access companies and you should take care of it to the fullest. The main objective of a resume right now is to attract attention, be attractive and be different from the rest. We give you all the keys on how to make a perfect professional work resume.

The resume is still a fundamental tool to find work and make yourself known as a professional. It's the first impression that companies are going to take on you and you should be unbeatable. Because of our experience at school, we are used to seeing many resumes of the students that we send to agencies with which we have an agreement to do internships. So we know what details companies set, what they value and what they expect from a resume. We want to share with you the conclusions we have reached. We hope they serve you.

Tips to improve your resume and help you find a job

Pay attention to the content:

Giving a good form to the resume, which is attractive at first sight, is important. Of course Later we will give you some recommendations in this regard. But really the fundamental thing is still the content, the data you include and how the accounts. Here are some tips on how to improve your resume :

1. Personal data

Next to the photo, the first data that you must put in the resume are your name, surname and email. We know that this point is quite evident but, believe me, there are still people who forget or write this basic information wrong. As for the mail, we recommend that it be a serious email address. It's best that you include your first and last name or your initials. Don't you think about adding that email account you have for friends with inappropriate or funny words.

2. Blog and Social Networks

It's interesting that with your personal data you include a direct link to your website or blog and to your professional Social Networks. If you're or have been our student, you already know the importance of the blog for professions such as Community Manager, journalist, designer and publicist. If so, you'll already have one and if you don't have it, we strongly recommend that you do so. We also advise you to share valuable content about your profession weekly on Twitter and Linkedin.

3. Title that defines you as a professional

As a header phrase of your resume or just below your personal data you can put a title that defines you as a professional. By this I don't mean that you put "serious, responsible, good companion or organizational capacity. " It's not about writing adjectives about you. They are better keywords * that indicate what you do. For example, if you work in online marketing you can write "community manager, specialist in SEO and Content Marketing". Above all, it's about highlighting those functions and profiles that best fit the position and the company you're going to. Here is an example that can serve as a reference.

4. Experience

In general, we advise you to put the work experience before training. Above all, if you have already worked in the sector you aspire to. Companies will value it more than the courses or studies you have. You must write it in chronological order in reverse, from the most recent to the oldest, starting with the latest work done. You're interested in giving more visibility (using bold letters, for example) to the experience related to the position you want to achieve. And if for a long time you have had jobs that have nothing to do with the field in which you want to work, you shouldn't skip them. You better put them on. If companies see that there is an empty period of time, without reflecting on the resume, they will have a bad impression.

In the experience section you must put:

The name of the position. The name of the company. The period of time you were working. A brief description of the functions performed

5. Training

In this section you must include your latest studies and where they were taught. If they are superior, it's not necessary that you also put the previous ones. It's understood that if you're licensed you have successfully passed a test. As for the complementary training (such as these online Marketing courses, this SEO course or our Master in Online Marketing ), you should write about everything that's related to the job offer in question.

For languages ​​it is advisable to refer to the level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. That is, when placing your level of knowledge of another language, use the terms: B1, B2, C1 C2, etc. Instead of "medium level", "intermediate level" or high. It's recommended that you don't put "basic level". It's not relevant and doesn't generate more opportunities. The effect may be just the opposite.

6. Brevity and conciseness

To make your resume attractive and easy to read, you should be brief and concise. Write short sentences. If there is something you can count on two words don't use more. For example, instead of putting "in this program I used to write the texts of the videos", you should write "video editor". Remember: run away from the paragraphs and offer the information schematically. We say that the good resume must be "scannable." That is, the person who reads it can capture the most important data in just a few seconds. The staff selectors take an average of 7 seconds to decide if a resume is interesting or not. Keep that in mind. Maybe this example helps you.

7. Simple language

Don't use technicalities, or too far-fetched words. Use simple language that anyone can understand. Keep in mind that, many times, the first ones to receive your document are from the human resources department and don't have to master the codes of all areas of the company. But, instead, they are responsible for filtering the most interesting resumes, so you should seduce them and conquer them at a glance.

8. Use of keywords

We call keywords to the terms most used and searched by people on a topic or sector. In this case, we suggest that you detect the keywords of your professional profile and of the sector in which you want to work so that you include them in your resume. Also highlight your professional characteristics that best fit the company you're going to.

9. Don't repeat data

Make sure you don't repeat the same information several times. It doesn't contribute anything and is occupying a space that you could use for something else. In the resume the economy counts: everything you can save will play in your favor.

10. Final information: skills, languages, computer science

Leave extra data related to skills, languages and technological knowledge to the end. Putting them in the last place doesn't mean they are less important. Take care of your presentation. We suggest, for example, that you use more visual or graphic elements to tell them, as Carlos de Frutos does, a former student of our school.

11. Adequate extension

Ideally, the resume will occupy a page, no more. In the event that you have a long history and a lot of experience, the synthesis work will have to be greater.

12. Spelling and grammar

It's also obvious, but it should be remembered because it's very important. A resume with misspellings or expression causes an ominous impression and says very little of its author. On the one hand, it shows that the text hasn't been revised several times before delivering it. And, on the other, it damages its image. You also have to consider choosing the best typeface for your resume so that it's well readable. We advise you to send it to a friend or person with criteria before sending it to take a look and tell you if everything is okay.

13. A different resume for each job offer

You should review the resume and change the data each time you send it to a company for a new job offer. In fact, it's recommended that you have different versions of the resume. In each one you'll highlight one function or another depending on the demand of the company and the requirements requested.

See also: How to Apply for a Job

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