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Career Advice for Job Seekers: How to Write a Resume?


Today’s recruitment market is more challenging and competitive than ever before. Besides that technology and social media have become indispensable tools for both recruiters and job seekers. Even still, the resume seems to remain the focal point used to shortlisted candidates for an interview. Therefore, I will be showing you how to write a resume as well as share with you a sample.

Your resume is the first thing prospective employers see; therefore it is imperative that you have a strategy in place to quickly grab the attention of recruiters, headhunters, and hiring managers by drafting a stellar resume to separate yourself from the rest of the candidates.

Here are some points to remember and common mistakes to avoid while writing a resume

  • Always accompany your resume with a cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for the job.
  • Focus on sharing more of your achievements instead of responsibilities worked on at the previous organization.
  • Highlight your skillsets as per the job description to grab the hiring manager’s attention and interest.
  • Use appropriate keywords to be found by the robots working the ATS’s {Applicant Tracking Systems}.
  • Give references under every job you ever had (this shows you consistently performed well at work.)
  • Avoid spelling mistakes and misused words. Always proofread your cover letter and resume using SpellChecker and Grammarly.
  • No lying about anything in your resume. It could be embarrassing when you’re unable to answer the hiring manager about a skill you say you have.
*Sample Resume

Sharon Jeff George

Technical Recruiter

120 South Wood Ave.
STE 300 Iselin, NJ 08830

Email –
LinkedIn –
Website –


Technical recruiter with over 5 years of experience specializing in IT department for international companies. I can implement effective IT strategies at local and global levels. My greatest strength is building relationships, after all, recruitment is a relationship business. Striving to leverage my skills at ApTask Pvt. Ltd.

Professional Skills

• Sales skills
• People skills
• Communication skills
• Marketing skills
• Problem-solving skills
• Negotiation skills for recruitment
• Time management

Employment History

ApTask Pvt Ltd, NJ
Dec 2012 – present
• Responsible for recruiting employees for ApTask’s automatic and engineering clients.
• Screened all candidates through initial phone interviews, face-to-face interviews, references, and background checks. Streamlined the process.
• Extended job offers and assisted with termination and layoffs.
• Oriented new hires and assisted them with the completion of all necessary paperwork.


• B.Sc, Arizona State University
• MASTERS, University of Phoenix Online


• Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)
• TSI Professional Level
• LinkedIn Certified Professional—Recruiter

Software Knowledge

• Sourcing
• Job Boards
• Boolean Search


• Ryan Woods, ApTask Manager – Tel: 732.355.8000

• Ross Geller, GE – Head of Recruiting – Tel: 745.641.9877

Hence, carefully write a resume keeping these points in mind and avoid being overlooked by successfully making it to the interviewing stage.

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