Tips to create a resume that stands out


Fri, 07/01/2022 - 16:55

Resumes are documents that communicate a candidate’s qualifications, abilities, and accomplishments to the hiring managers and hence are the first step towards your future career. They mostly include details like education, experience, skills, and achievements. It is very crucial to create a high-quality resume and mention all the details about yourself that the hiring managers want to see and that will make a good impression on them. A clear and concise resume is a great way to set yourself apart from other candidates applying for the same job. And for that, you will need to tailor your resume according to the business and industry type you are applying for. After all, a unique resume will determine if you’re selected for the further rounds of the interview or not.

Now the question is how to create a resume that will leave a lasting impression on the recruiters? Well, here in this blog we have provided some tips to create a resume that will help you stand out from the competition.

Tips to create a unique resume.

There are several ways in which one can create a unique resume tailored according to the job requirements. But, irrespective of your job position or the industry you are applying for, recruiters will always look for the resume that stands out. Below written are a few tips which you can consider while creating your resume.

  1. Understand the recruiter’s requirements

Before you start creating a resume, look thoroughly at the job description and understand what the recruiter has mentioned about the requirements of the company. Note them out and determine what you plan for putting in your resume. Just mention the important keywords and what’s expected of you in this role.

  1. Tailor according to your job profile and industry type

Different industries have different requirements for their employees. So, make sure you put your work experiences and skills according to the requirements of the recruiter. If you are applying for multiple companies, then do the same for each company, as they might have different requirements from their potential employees.

  1. Draft a resume header and objective

Since recruiters review a lot of resumes a day, they don’t have much time to read the whole resume. So, writing a resume header and objective is your chance to impress the recruiters. The resume header includes your name at the top of the page in big fonts. Next to it, including your address, phone number, and email address. If you want you can include your social media links, like LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Make double sure that your contact details are correct, otherwise, even if you are correct, the hiring managers won’t be able to reach you.

Below your header, draft a brief resume summary or objective, which should not be more than 3-4 sentences. Only mention your career goal, the skills that you possess, your work experience, and how beneficial you can be to the company. This section summarizes your capabilities and hence hiring managers can review it and learn more about you quickly.

  1. Include some relevant skills

No matter if you are a fresher or experienced person, you definitely must possess some skills. All you need to do is mention some relevant skills that would be valuable to the position you’re applying for or those skills that are mentioned by the recruiter in the job description.

For example- if you are applying for a graphic design position then mention skills like Adobe`'s Creative Apps, Interactive Media, Coding, Branding, etc.,

  1. Keep it clear and concise

As mentioned above, hiring managers to review a lot of resumes and hence they view each resume for some seconds only. So, you will need to draft a one-page resume. A two-page resume is all welcome but the hiring managers will rarely turn to the second page to view the contents. But if you still are making a two-page resume, then make sure you put all your important details confined to the first page. Also, avoid redundancy and fluff.

  1. Create a visually appealing resume

Recruiters will definitely appreciate a well-designed and decent-looking resume. Creating a visually appealing resume will attract the recruiter’s attention so that they can view your resume for a few more seconds than they usually do. Also, if your job position requires creative skills, then it will act as the first sample of your design work that recruiters will see. So, make a unique design and make sure all the contents of the resume are clear enough for the recruiters to read without confusion or distraction.

Font style: Make sure that the font you are using is readable. In your resume, use a professional font like Times New Roman, Georgia, Calibri, or Helvetica.

Font size: Make sure you use a font size that the recruiters will find easy to read the contents of your resume. The ideal font size of a resume will be ‘12’.

Template: to make your resume visually appealing, choose some minimal and aesthetically appealing designs. If you are choosing a template then make sure the visual elements don’t distract from the content of your resume.

Color choices: while designing your resume, choose some attractive colors. While color will be great for the background, so to highlight important details on your resume you can choose black, blue, or green.

7. Submit a cover letter

When employers have you submit a resume online, they might ask you for a cover letter as well. Even if it’s not required, sending a cover letter is a great way to stand out as a candidate. If you do, make sure the design and color scheme of your cover letter matches that of your resume for a more cohesive look.

8. Proofread

Make sure to proofread your resume before submitting it. An error-free and easy-to-read resume demonstrate your professionalism and your ability to pay close attention to detail. If you tailor your resume to each position you apply for, make sure to carefully read it each time, or ask a trusted friend or family member to review it for you.