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Resume Guide – CCP Pakistan( www.careercounselingportal.com) – Noor A S Qureshi

Resume Guide - CCP Pakistan

Name

Your credentials (As Master in Computer Science – Networking, CCNA, As MBA Human Resources, SHPR)

Email:  Phone: city/country  

Looking For: 

Add job title or position you are looking for, Include words that highlight your skills/expertise or add actual position .  ( As Network Engineer, Sales Executive, HR Manager, Entry Level Position in Sales, Managerial Position in Human Resources , Networking Professional)

Profile Summary:  

Add a prolife summary, (Add the value you added to the organization( that also highlight your offers  to new employer),

A rich career profile with 9 years of experience in……………………………………

Expertise:

Add work-related skills including languages and technical skills, Focus on expertise that match your target job and target company. These are keywords that can match an employer’s keyword search(As Networking, …………………………, …………………….., ………………………,)

IT Skills:

Add IT SKills

Career  Profile

 Company Name, City/country, Period

Job Title

1. Highlight the job activities , highlighting means quantifying your accomplishments whenever possible , means add what you have done, in numeric term where possible. Add the value you added to the organization(that also highlight your offers  to new employer)

As( Increased Sales Volume to 50 % from 30% in 2 year time), ( Supervised 5 staff ), Trained 5 staff for IT Department ( Worked on recruitment project of 1000 candidates).Successfully launched and marketed Networking of new office, consisting 5 work stations, worked 3 years at management role, Increased car sales turnover by 200% in two years.

2. Use action, relative and fair words for the jobs done( As there is difference in Planned and managed)

3. Remove things which are not very much important  or not key tasks

Trainings/Workshops ; Add details of trainings/ workshops, use quantitative  and action words

Projects / Add details of projects, use quantitative  and action words

…………………………

Few Notes:

1. Resume should be saved and sent in a .doc format and not a .docx format

2. Refrain from using the HEADER/FOOTER function

3. Never speak of yourself or activities in the first person , use action words(verbs)

4. Check Grammar and spelling mistakes

5. Don’t reduce the font size to squash more stuff on your CV also Don’t waste space

6. Print your CV and read it aloud to yourself

7.Attributes not be included in the resume ( As Ability to work in physically and mentally demanding environments. Good communication & Interpersonal skills, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills. Team Building, Leadership and Negotiation skills.

8.Don’t include References( unless asked), personal information( unless asked), hobbies or other personal activities( unless asked

9.Add a link of your short Video of your Career Life, Career Objective, Skills and The functional areas where you are beneficial( if you have any).

10.No false information, a resume is your true picture or you can say a legal document.

11.Avoid using colours or different font sizes, tables

12. Avoid placing your social profiles

13. Don’t mention the reason of leaving a job in your resume, you may tell in the interview with positive words if asked.

Cover Letter

1. Add a hyperlink( your LinkedIn or Business Profile) to your e-mail account  , prepare covering application according to the job discretion, try to use action verbal, highlight the required expertise in numeric terms

2. Your resume will get a chance to be seen thoroughly by employer if your cover letter is highlighted  with what you have  offered to previous employers related to the advertised job description. Make it outstanding one. Place focus upon the company’s needs and how you could fulfill them. Add professional attributes. Try not to copy the start or ending of cover letter, do it by your own. Don’t use personal statements, and don’t include everything what you have in resume. Keep it in one page in order and in paragraphs. Use short paragraphs and bullet points whenever possible. Impress the employer with your skills and qualifications and it can done when you highlight it with quantitative values and relate it to the applying job description. Do A spell check . do changes in cover letter as per job description. You can Attached the cover letter in the email, or you can past the cove letter in the mail text box(check it is fully justified, not to the left side check it is fully justified, not justified to the left side)

Action Verbs ( Sourced)

  • abstracted, achieved, acquired, acted, adapted, addressed, administered, advised, aided, allocated, analyzed, anticipated, approved, arbitrated, arranged, assembled, assessed, assigned, assisted, attained, attended, audited, authored
  • balanced, budgeted, built
  • calculated, centralized, chaired, changed, checked, clarified, classified, coached, collaborated, collated, collected, communicated, compared, compiled, composed, computed, conceived, conceptualized, condensed, conducted, consolidated, constructed, consulted, contracted, contributed, controlled, converted, convinced, cooperated, coordinated, correlated, corresponded, counseled, created, critiqued, cultivated, customized
  • debated, decided, defined, delegated, delivered, demonstrated, designed, detailed, determined, developed, devised, diagnosed, directed, discovered, documented, doubled, drafted, drove
  • earned, edited, educated, effected, eliminated, enabled, enforced, engineered, established, evaluated, examined, executed, expanded, expedited, experienced, experimented, explained, extrapolated
  • facilitated, figured, financed, followed through, forecasted, formed, formulated, founded
  • gathered, generated, guided
  • handled, headed, helped, hired
  • identified, illustrated, imagined, implemented, improved, improvised, increased, influenced, informed, initiated, innovated, inspected, inspired, installed, instituted, instructed, insured, integrated, interpreted, interviewed, introduced, invented, investigated, issued
  • justified
  • keynoted
  • launched, lectured, led, licensed
  • maintained, managed, marketed, mastered, mediated, mentored, merged, met deadlines, minimized, moderated, monitored, motivated
  • negotiated, nominated
  • observed, obtained, operated, organized, originated, overhauled, oversaw
  • participated, performed, persuaded, pioneered, planned, prepared, prevented, prioritized, problem solved, processed, produced, programmed, projected, promoted, proved, provided, publicized
  • recommended, reconciled, recruited, reduced, referred, reorganized, repaired, reported, represented, researched, resolved, retrieved, reviewed, revitalized
  • scheduled, selected, separated, served, set goals, setup, shaped, simplified, solved, sparked, specified, spoke, staffed, strengthened, submitted, succeeded, summarized, supervised, surveyed, systemized
  • tabulated, tailored, taught, tested, tracked, trained
  • upgraded, utilized
  • validated

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