Getting into the interview room requires that you make a good impression on your prospective employer. To do this you will need a well prepared resume.
Resume preparation requires a lot of self searching, attention to detail and creativity.
When preparing your resume, go through the job advertisement to find out exactly what the employer is looking for. Search for keywords so that you can know what to include and what to leave out of your resume.
Avoid using the same resume for different job applications even if they are for the same position. Adjust your resume to fit the specific organization to which you are applying and their needs.
Give your resume a focused look. Ensure that the key points are highlighted. Take some time out to write a career objective. It must be personal and reflect your positive attributes.
It should show the employer at a glance just what they would be gaining by giving you the job.
Make a list of all your skills, qualifications and work experience. Your work experience can include volunteer work and unpaid work. This will help you decide on the type of format you will use for your resume.
If you find you do not have adequate work experience, you should emphasize your skills.
In this case use a skills format resume. If you have adequate relevant work experience, you may use a chronological resume. You may also use a combination of both if you find that neither works for you.