Why do you need a Resume?
(Last Updated On: April 8, 2018)
WHY YOU NEED A RESUME?
A resume is the number one requirement a potential employer request before a valuable time is spent to interview you. Your employer meets you on paper first. And determines your employment based on how your resume has impressed him or her.
A resume is a one to two-page formal document that lists your work experiences, education, and skills. It is designed to provide a detailed summary of your qualifications for a particular job, though not usually meant to provide a complete picture. Submitting a one-page Cover Letter along with your resume will provide additional information about you.
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
- TO FIND A JOB: To compete in the job market, you need a well-structured resume. An inferior resume will eliminate you while the formal pushes you a step further to getting that dream job.
TO RISE ABOVE COMPETITORS
- The number one way to rise above competitors is making sure your resume is loaded with expected employer’s benefits and not skills. According to resume expert Peter Newfield, today’s resumes must be “results driven” rather than the skills drive. By reading your resume, the employer must quickly understand what advantages you are offering his company. Think of yourself as a product and the employer as the consumer. How would you sell your product (yourself) to the employer? Skills indicate your potential, while benefits demonstrate your actual accomplishment that is what you have achieved with your skills. By achieving this, you need to translate those skills into benefits. A good example is letting him know you can use your Graphic skill to produce low-cost adverts.
PROVIDE JOB SECURITY
- In today’s industry, holding one job role is a challenge, an employer is likely to delete an employer with skills, knowledge, and ability to perform a task while one who is most qualified with different roles will be retained
TO MAINTAIN STATUS IN YOUR FIELD OR INDUSTRY
- It will create visibility in your field rather than applying for an unqualified job.
TO FIND A NEW OPPORTUNITY
This will open new doors of job opportunities when resumes are posted online or shared among trusted networks. A simple search online for a perfect task gives your resume a visibility for a potential employer’s review.