Ten Tips to prepare the Perfect Resume

Lucid Jobs: Ten Tips to prepare the Perfect Resume 

1. Keywords Keywords: If your resume doesn t repeat the right keywords (or search terms) numerous times searchers are unlikely to find it. It s a sad fact but resumes are ranked based on how many times they repeat the right keywords. 

2. Critical Keywords – Job Titles/Job Descriptions: When headhunters and hiring managers search for candidates they use the major definitive elements of the job. Keywords are not cross-functional multi-tasking interpersonal skills or other nice-to-include descriptive jargon. Those are good to have somewhere (if relevant) but only once or twice at most. 
Instead your resume should repeat basic core search terms. Job titles – creative director business analyst CFO. Job descriptions – creative direction business process analysis corporate finance. These should be repeated in your resume s headline opening section every job description – wherever you can fit them. 

3. Synonyms : You don t know exactly which keywords your dream employer uses. So to cover all the bases you also need synonyms: comparable titles and parallel job descriptions. 
Here s a good keyword-loaded job description opener: Promoted from Software Developer to Senior Software Developer to serve as lead programmer / analyst for major software development / software engineering projects. 

4. Qualifications Summaries: Another way to up your keyword count: opening summaries. These enable your resume to highlight your most relevant strengths immediately – and also offer another opportunity to reiterate keywords. 

5. Resume Keyword Lists: Finally list specific terms. It s a perfect way to showcase your diverse skills and add even more keywords. You don t have to name it a nerdy Keywords. Label your table Strengths or Expertise listing 3-4 keywords per line in a professional organized appearance. 

6. Readability and attractivness: Make it very presntable use the fonts and sizes which are popular and professinal. 

7. Certifications: List the Related Certifications this goes long way. 

8. Hobbies: Avoid personal hobbies on the resume. 

9. Personalization: Customize the resume for the requirment (Highlit the points which suit the requirment). 

10. COntact Details: List the best email address where you can respond quick and phone numbers (two are good). 

Thank you 
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