My journey in copywriting and translating started three years ago. I’ve met the struggles of getting jobs, landing on good projects, and creating targeted resumes to get the work I’ve dreamed about. I am aware of how hard it is to get your resume to shine up among the others. There are many sites designated to help you, whether you are trying to get an essay done or you want to have the best resume possible.
I’ve met the difficulty of struggling to put the proper words together easily and expressing yourself in the best possible manner for the particular job. Here are the 5 most difficult things to deal with when putting together your resume and how to overcome them.
Lack of experience when changing fields
Sometimes you may wish to endeavor into a completely new field, whether it be for challenging yourself, or to get better opportunities (financial, social, etc.) Sometimes though you have neither experience nor education in the field you want to go into. Still, this quest may be hard but it isn’t impossible.
To begin with, carefully look through the job of interest. See what skills does it require. And when you’ve done that, when it’s time to put on the resume, put more focus on the possessed skills that would be a match for the job, rather than simply on the experience you’ve gathered.
Plus, to make your resume shine more, consider freelancing or volunteering. Both activities can become a part of your resume and can help you achieve the goal of getting your dream job.
You’ve changed your jobs frequently
Have you changed numerous jobs for several years? If so, it may seem as if you are a ‘job hoppet’. Still, nothing is lost. You may, for instance, improved by being promoted from assistant manager to manager. This may even show initiative – a quality well sought by potential employers.
Boldly put the jobs into the resume. In the cover letter speak about the job changes. Also, make sure to note that you are trying to find the perfect challenge through which you can make a successful career in the right company.
The interviews will certainly address those changes in the jobs. Stay away from excuses such as ‘I didn’t get along with a co-worker of mine’ or ‘My boss was a tough person.’
The resume is too long
HR people usually can work with different lengths of resumes. One may require a one-pager, while another may work fine with two, etc. It’s not exactly easy to decide what to put on the resume. A good tip is to go back five jobs or 15 years. Keep the descriptions of your previous jobs short, simple, and action-orientated.
Wrong word choice
The resume you’ll put will be an opportunity to present yourself as a wonderful option to make a great expression to your potential employers. Thus, stick to a professional tone and use the correct words. It’s best to use action verbs that are specific – for example, ‘managed’ or ‘processed’, instead of simply ‘did’.
You lack the experience and the education
Sometimes though the dream job you’ve always wanted to have may require experience and education that you don’t possess. Still, don’t let that discourage you.
Don’t lie, be honest about the experience as well as the education but note that you are looking to develop new skills and become an excellent professional.
This article was produced for Career FAQs by Journalist Laura Fields from Bestessayservicesradar, where she works as an education expert and provides new research in the job hunting fields.