11 Steps to Writing the Perfect Resume

Original Article: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/11-tips-to-writing-perfect-resume


Your resume is only as good as the information you provide. Make sure you're prepared with this list.


Online presence

A Jobvite social recruiting survey found that 93 percent of recruiters will search for your online profiles before they decide to interview you. Save them some time by including the URL to your LinkedIn profile. 

In addition to your LinkedIn account, the perfect resume should include any links that are relevant to your work, such as a personal website, portfolio, or blog. If your work involves social media, you may include the links to other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and so forth.


Technical skills and proficiencies

What technical platforms and tools are you proficient? List all that apply to your work. Be specific and as comprehensive as possible. This list can include anything from social media platforms to project management systems and computer languages. If you've worked with proprietary platforms, list those as well.


Your professional experience

Start with your most recent job and work your way backward. Include your internships and any work experience that took place since you entered college.

For each role, list the following information:

Company Name and URL Job Title: If your title is very specific to your organization, you can include a translation of sorts in parentheses next to your official job title.

Start and End Dates: Include the month and year for each of these dates.

Job Description: Think about your roles and responsibilities as they relate to your target role. This is especially important if you'd like to change careers. Include details such as how many people you managed or supervised, the territories you covered, etc.

Achievements: Brainstorm a list of your accomplishments and major contributions that benefited the organization during your tenure. The number of achievements you provide will depend upon how long you remained in that role and how relevant it is to your current job goals. Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible; for instance, how did you help save the company money, generate revenue, improve customer satisfaction, increase productivity, and so forth?


Volunteer work

Have you been actively volunteering with a non-profit organization? Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is a great way to fill an employment gap or supplement your work history when you're trying to change careers.  Please list any volunteer work you've done that's relevant to your current job goals in chronological order, beginning with your most recent work. If you're new to the workforce, include any campus activities or clubs in which you were active.

A perfect resume should include the name of the organization and its website URL, the positions you held, your years of involvement, and your responsibilities and contributions to the non-profit.



Professional affiliations

List any relevant professional organizations or affiliations you're a member of that aren't listed on your resume. For each group, please list its name and URL, when you became a member, and what positions you held. If you took an active role in the organization, describe your responsibilities and any notable achievements.

Make sure you include your BDAQ Membership status in this section - download your member logo below.


Education and professional development

Create a record of all your education, beginning with your most recent degree. List the institution, its location, the name of your degree, your major and minor and your graduation year.. Do the same for any relevant certifications you've obtained or additional training opportunities or workshops you've attended.

If you've been taking part in BDAQ's CPD sessions, make sure you list these out too!


Don't forget to sign up as a BDAQ Student member to network with your local industry professionals -> www.bdaq.com.au/membership

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