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How to Write a Resume

Have you ever had to lie on your resume to sound more appealing, well you aren’t alone more than 52% of candidates believe it is necessary to lie in order to get an interview. However, 47.3% admitted that their lies didn’t work in securing the role. It also must be said that 75% of employers catch a lie in a resume. Here at Diverse Talent Careers, we will help you get the interview you desire and help you better improve your resume.

First start by writing a list of all your certificates, experiences as well as your education. Think carefully about the form of your resume, which information would you like to appear first. While keeping in mind your current resume.

Tip: Comparing your own resume to a template could help you better form your resume. You need to catch the eyes of employers and keep them wanting to read more about you. Since recruiters take an average of six seconds to scan a resume.

The overall structure of a resume should contain:

  • Your name

  • Your contact information

  • Introduction about yourself

  • Your experience

  • Your education

  • Your certificates and or awards

  • Your skills and or your interest

Your language and tone should be professional. There shouldn’t be any spelling errors or grammar mistakes. Make sure that you are writing in the first person because 43% of CVs are discarded because they are written in the third person. Be selective, include what you think is most significant. Filling up your resume with information could harm your resume. It can distract the recruiter from important information.

In order to stand out from other candidates, you have to pay attention to the visual aspect of your resume. Employers look at around 250 resumes, and only 4 to 6 are called in to have an interview.

Additional Tips:

  • Reframe from including your picture on your CV

  • You don't have to list all of your education (we don't need to know you won the egg & spoon race in P4) For Secondary Education just include your results

  • Highlight your preferred location of work and include if you have the relevant Right to Work

  • Do not include contact details of your references or personal information such as your Date of Birth, NI Number, Religion, or Home Address

  • Try to keep your CV to a maximum of 3 pages long

By making your resume stand out you are attracting the attention of recruiters.

In conclusion, building your resume takes years to achieve, it's a continuous open document that should be updated regularly with any real-time achievements.

Paying close attention to detail will ultimately gain you a higher chance of obtaining the interview you really want!

Reach out to Diverse Talent Careers if you would like your resume to be reviewed by professional recruiters. Our team has over 20 years of experience in helping people from all industries write their CVs and prepare for interviews.

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