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PostSubject: Create a Relevant Resume   25.02.17 6:39

Optimise Your Employment Prospects in a Changing World

Creating a resume involves more than mass-produced content. In a globalised 21st century world, this article helps you maintain your individuality and create your own relevant and successful resume.

As the middle-class collapses, so do the corporate jobs that enabled it. If you're still hooked on the hype that Mark Zuckerberg is looking for you, try something different. The key to employment in a changing world, sans borders, lies in individual originality, not following the increasingly desperate unemployed. In the middle of the worst continuing recession in living memory, a regular mass produced resume is your passport to failure. No employer on earth ever advertised for a 'corporate athlete with team player qualities' and no applicant ever managed to singularly produce those magical 300%+ sales increases.Therein lie the difference between a regular and relevant resume. In other words, the first 100 relevant words gets you hired, or not.

In the resume information article, the author begins with a short analysis of regular resume fails and why the need to create resume relevancy.  The article continues with information leading the reader through the crucial aspects of design, structure and content of a relevant resume, focusing on two crucial points of the heading and profile. 

Your resume ought to resemble a relevant business card of relevant condensed information

"The chances are your regular resume content contains a construction of politically correct jargon and embellishment, resembling the vast majority of mass-produced and plagiarised copies."

If design is the visual lead, structure contains the resume chapters, four to five headings and two pages maximum length. Structure is a necessity, and like a book, the created resume headings lead the reader through a purposely designed sales pitch. The structure largely depends on the type of work; for instance, qualifications would come before experience in international TEFL applications, whereas experience would come prior to education in sales.

"A good resume highlights strong points, with a blurred background of information. Include name, image, profession, value and contact details."

When designing a resume, remember originality and the adage of, "You don’t receive a second chance to create a first impression." Properly designed, a resume represents a written introductory handshake to the world; it remains important to create an initial visual impact. This will not happen using a bland 'wall of words' jargon, forcing employers to use analytical skills to separate fact from a figment of imagination, which in turn, leads to the current HR lottery of keyword choice.

 In conclusion, the article supplies six of the best and free online toolbox links to help you create relevancy, that gets your resume noticed in an increasingly mass produced and competitive world.

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