5 Things to look for in a Well-Crafted Resume
1. Not more than 2 pages of A4 (Detailed and precise)
The best candidates know that a CV is not a biography, but a flyer inviting companies to speak to them. A well-crafted resume provides enough detail about the candidate to show that they are a good fit but is also concise enough for you to quickly scan and make a decision.
2. Only mentioning the essential skills and experience for the applied role
Confidence comes from knowing what to show and what to not show. A candidate with lots of experience knows that only the information that is relevant for the job needs to be highlighted in their resume.
3. CV information should be up to date
The information on the resume should have been recently updated showing that they care about the quality of the work they are putting out to their prospective employers. Would you hire someone that does not even take initiative? Experience should be in chronological form with the most recent first.
4. Visually appealing with an easy-to-read structure
A good candidate should come up with a resume that is easy to read and also includes visual elements to keep readers engaged. If the resume is structured in an easy-to-read manner, it is likely the reader will continue reading thus be more likely to contact you.
5. Possess certification to prove experience and qualifications
The best way for a candidate to show that they have the knowledge required to succeed is to either show their experience through their achievements or provide qualifications to show that they have the knowledge in a certain area. While possessing qualifications is not a guarantee to success, it does demonstrate that they have taken the initiative to improve themselves by spending time to further their own education.