In today's job market, resumes receive an average of ten seconds of attention before being trashed or added to the 'maybe' pile. The right resume unlocks opportunities otherwise given only by reference. A rightly written resume travels the fastest from a recruiter’s inbox to a decision maker and gets you an interview. Have no illusions; during the first-round screening, hiring managers are scanning your resume for a reason to reject your candidacy. You need a resume that showcases your experience, your impact and your goals in an internationally accepted format.
A good resume must, in addition to persuading the reader that you have the right qualifications, also anticipate and compensate for any information (or lack thereof) that may be perceived in a negative way. Employers refer to these as red flags and if they find one on your resume, guess which pile it gets dropped into!
The most developed countries in the world are facing a talent shortage. Local talent in countries like Australia, Canada, The UK & US is not enough to meet the demands of the economy. Companies in these countries are increasingly turning to non-local talent from countries like India. With higher pay, greater benefits and an amazing quality of life, you can change your family’s fortunes by working abroad.
In countries, employers expect to receive a resume and cover letter that identifies the position you are applying for and summarizes your relevant experience. The goal is to highlight your education, skills, and experience, and demonstrate the value you will bring to the position. Your resume and cover letter are your first introduction to a prospective employer and should be written clearly and professionally.
Before you start writing, think about:
Your qualifications and skills: What would you contribute to the company or organization? Why would you be a valuable employee?
Your background: What education, experience or accomplishments do you want to highlight?
Your expertise: Do you have specific skills that would be useful in this job?
Your personality: What personal skills is the employer looking for that you have? Time management? Multitasking? Project management?
The position itself: What skills are required for this job? What experience do you have that is similar?
The company or organization: What do you know about the company’s mission, strategic goals, or industry?
Developing a resume and cover letter requires time and effort.
While you may want to have a 'master' copy on hand, it is important to customize your resume and cover letter each time you apply for a job. This shows prospective employers that you are interested in the specific position they are offering, and it allows you to tailor your resume and cover letter to show exactly how you fit the requirements of the job.
Think of your resume as your first - and often only - the chance to present your candidacy for the job. If it doesn’t persuade the decision maker to interview you, it is not doing its job. This is where we come in. Our team of highly skilled professionals at GIC has the techniques and talent to transform your resume into a highly effective marketing tool that will grab the employer's attention and make him want to learn more about you. For more detailed analysis get in touch with us today!