Crafting the perfect resumé

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We know applying for jobs, going through interviews and the entire recruitment process can be challenging. We’re here to make it easier. Our Talent Partner’s get a lot of questions around resume’s, interview tips, how to prepare, as well as many others, and our Asia Pacific Talent Acquisition team have come together to share their perspectives and expertise on a number of topics to help candidates set themselves up for success. In this article we’ll explore tips, tricks, and best practices on crafting your resume.

Highlighting outcomes

Highlighting your achievements and outcomes in your past roles are a great way to show how you have been able to make an impact. Weiwei Pu, Talent Partner, Greater China says:

Revisit your experience

Taking time out to really think about your past positions and responsibilities is important. Majority of us will have tasks and responsibilities that we do each and every day but may overlook when building out our resume. These small things can make a big difference when differentiating candidates. Annabelle Leung, APAC Talent Specialist, emphasises that if it's on your resume, be prepared to talk about it:

Focus on the little things

When writing your resume, it can be easy to forget that the little things matter. Grammatical errors and spelling mistakes can show a lack of attention to detail and give off a negative impression from the get-go, that’s not good! Artemis Greenwood, Senior Talent Partner, APAC emphasises the point:

Tailor your resume to each job application

Tailoring your resume to each job description or specific role that you are applying for will help you to stand out and increase your chances of being contacted by a talent partner. By highlighting the detailed qualifications and experiences that match the job description, you’re able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and experience to perform the job successfully: