The resume is a selling tool that outlines your skills and experiences so that an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the employer's workplace. In simple words, your resume has to sell you in short order. Even though you have all the requirements for a particular position, its matters neither your resume has been “considered" or “rejected" which would be decided in few minutes. It should not contain information about jobs that you've held in the past but also information to select the most relevant accomplishments, skills and experience for the corresponding position.
As we know, “First impression is the best impression." Well, your resume is the first meeting between you and a prospective employer. Resumes tell an employer a great deal about you. Where you have been, where you are and where you are headed. You only have a few moments to convince the employer that your resume deserves further attention before its trashed.
The main purpose of the resume is to get the interview. After reading it, employers should get to know you better. If your resume is prepared properly it can provide you the best opportunity and if not, it could be just the thing that loses your opportunity. You must have complete control over whatever employer knows about you. Never provide false information, but emphasize the good, and de-emphasize the bad. Make sure your lasting impression should be profound and positive one.
Your resume is one of the best tools with one specific purpose “to win an interview.” A resume is an advertisement, nothing more, nothing less. A great resume doesn't just tell them what you have done but makes the same assertion that all good ads do: It also convinces the employer that you have what it takes to be successful in this new position or career.
Before you write, take time to do a self-assessment on paper. Outline your skills and abilities as well as your work experience and extracurricular activities. To understand the impact that a strong resume can have, take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of the hiring manager who needs to fill a position.
The first step towards getting a job is to have an effective resume. Most of the young job seekers may not think that they have enough job experience to put in a resume one can be written that will highlight experience in such a way as to tempt the most discriminating employer. Conversely, experienced job seekers often try to put too much of their experience into their resume. In order to write a good resume it requires knowledge of the client, their experience, and the industry they wish to enter that will give them the best chance of landing a preferred position. This article will give examples of different types of resumes from how to present personal information to what extras should be included. The best way to write your resume will be explained below.
Employers look for:-
First, keep a small thing in mind “What really employers look for”, then start to write the resume in a professional way to impress the employers. Employers say they are impressed by job candidates who have excellent communication skills, good grooming habits, and relevant work experience. Employers say they want trustworthy new hires, who can move right in, get along with their co-workers, and get the job done without having to be babied at each step.
Important qualities employees look in for:-
ü Communication skills (verbal and written)
ü Teamwork skills (works well with others)
ü Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
ü Strong work ethic
ü Analytical skills
ü Computer skills
ü Willingness to learn
ü Positive attitude
The content of resume should include:-
Personal Information section:-This should contain your full name, address, contact number and mail id.
Objective section:-This should be exact sentence briefing out what you are seeking for.
Education Section:-List your highest degree first then under graduate degree with college name, University, year of passing. Finally include the high school name, board of study and year of passing.
Professional Experience Section:-In this section you can include employment, volunteer experience, internships, or academic credit experiences. In the heading of each experience, you will include your title or position, the period of time that you worked, and your place of employment.
Responsibilities section :-This section means to contain the description of your experience. Employers want to know what you did at your job - what you learned, what you accomplished, that sort of stuff.
Skills section: - (Technical & non technical)
List out all the technical related to software, hardware etc and non technical skills such as positive thinker, aggressive,team worker etc.
Including a "references" section in your resume is still an accepted practice, although many people leave it off. It is usually assumed that your references are available upon request.
If included, the reference section always comes last.
Many employers will simply want a list of your references, including addresses and phone numbers. They can often get more accurate and useful information from references over the phone.
Basic things in resume writing:-
As your resume is part of job approach, try to make it as professional looking and clean as possible. A Professional means White Bond Paper, Size: 8 ½ x 11. Use a professional font such as Times New Roman. You can use Bold and Italics.
Your aim should not be to write a mini-book about yourself. Keep it short and sweet. For most jobs, a two-page resume is enough. You'll see that when you summarize your work history, experience, and education, you will also learn how to focus on your strengths, skills, and capabilities as your most effective tools
Writing a resume is not a matter of format; it involves organization and emphasis of your skills and abilities so that they match an employer's expectations and needs. Also check for spell errors and grammatical errors as soon as the completion of resume.
After completing your resume please get feedback from family and friends, and proofread your final draft.
Ideal resume for Cabin Crew:-
Before we start to write a resume, let’s have a look at the cabin crew work description.
On hearing the word “Cabin crew” we can identify that it is related to aviation sector. The cabin crew positions are very important to airlines and their passengers. The members of cabin crew are responsible for passenger safety and serve as the main point for passengers while they are flying. They also make sure all of the safety equipment on board is working ,make announcements, answer questions, serve refreshments and do whatever they can to keep passengers comfortable and informed while they fly.
To apply for this position, you will have to submit resume by listing your experience as a flight attendant and demonstrating a great record of safety and customer service.
Contents of resume:-
Personal information:- Start with your full name, address, contact number and mail id on the top of the resume.
Objective:-State an objective that defines what you are seeking.
For e.g.: you can write as “experienced flight attendant seeking cabin crew position for domestic as well international flight”.
Experience:-Start with you most recent employment and include the dates of employment, airline you worked with and job title.
Do List all your reponsibities in a descriptive way with bullets
Do mention the awards and honors at each employer.
Do specify your achievements like the number of people you give training and supervise, the number of flights you have been on, steps taken by you to meet the needs of passengers.
Education:-List out your degree that includes the date and field of study.
Note: If you do not have a lot of cabin crew experience and you have just graduated, do start your resume with education instead of experience.
Certifications: - Do include any certification or license that you hold for entering the cabin crew position. Most cabin crew members need to have first aid training and are certified in CPR.
Languages:- List all the foreign languages which you can read, write and speak. This is very much valuable for cabin crew positions that fly internationally.
Do include your references with phone numbers and mail id. As many of your employers may live in different states or countries and it could be easier to contact reference through mail.
Last but not least is to proofread your resume. You please make sure that there are no spell errors and grammatical errors.
The cover letter should always be included when sending your resume for a possible job interview. This letter of application serves the purpose or introducing you and asking for an interview. The concept of cover letter tells that you're a good fit for the company you're applying to. In order to win the employer with letter, you need to understand what makes the company tick. You need to grab the employer right away with the first sentence of your letter.
We have gathered tips and guides for writing a successful cover letter, and we hope it will help you to get to your goal. Please, review the sections below.
Ø Don't ever send your resume without a cover letter.
Ø Address it to the person who can hire you. Resumes sent to the personnel department have a tougher time of it. If you can find out (through networking and researching) exactly who is making the hiring decision, address the letter to that person. Be sure the name is spelled correctly and the title is correct. A touch of formality is good too: address the person as "Mr.," "Ms.," "Mrs.," "Miss," "Dr.," or "Professor." (Yes, life is complicated.)
Ø Write it in your own words so that it sounds like you - not like something out of a book. Employers are looking for knowledge, enthusiasm, focus.
Ø Being "natural" makes many people nervous. And then even more nervous because they are trying to avoid spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. If you need a little help with grammar check out the classic work on simple writing.
Ø Show that you know something about the company and the industry. This is where your research comes in. Don't go overboard - just make it clear that you didn't pick this company out of the phone book. You know who they are what they do and you have chosen them!
Ø Use terms and phrases that are meaningful to the employer. (This is where your industry research and networking come in.) If you are applying for an advertised position, use the requirements in the ad and put them in bold type.
“Choose a Job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” (Confucius)
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Surbhi Maheshwari [MBA Fin / Mktg ]
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Pragati has been Flying as a Cabin Crew with Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. Being an Internal Quality Auditor with Kingfisher Airlines, she developed an all round understanding of the working of the industry inside out. She flew for approximately 6 years when she decided to give a turn to her career. Having completed her studies till the post graduation level and certification in Entrepreneurship and Development with Flying, she restarted her Career using her skills and experience as an Aviation Blogger. Now she even wishes to share her experience and render advice to those who wish to fly!!! Since Flying is just not about glamour and money, our youngster’s need to be entirely aware of what they are getting into, as going on a flight may be rejuvenating for some and tiring or boring for others. Hence it’s one of her attempts to guide emerging aspirants and simultaneously render back to the Aviation industry in a small way.