The easiest way to spread your resume and cover letter is emailing. With the advancement in the means of communications, internet has become the solution key of all problems; it has kicked out the paper and printtrend.The fact of the matter is, resume writing is sales, pure and simple. You're marketing a product – you. The best resumes highlight both the features (responsibilities) and benefits (achievements) of you and your career to date. It's critical you are able to change your resume-writing approach to suit.
Instead of describing to hiring managers what you have done, tell them how well you have done it – ensure your achievements are a focal point. Consider the difference in the following two sentences. Tell: "Sold motor vehicles." Sell: "Top sales person for 2 consecutive years, achieving $2m+ in new car sales" Understand the difference?
Ensure you focus on an ‘outcomes based' approach
Writing your resume is not about rehashing working history. Most resumes I see simply list what people have done and the companies they have worked for. Rather, your resume should be very much focused on the job you are going for, or the career path that you wish to pursue. This is really important throughout every phase of resume writing. Define your objectives, identify the skills and qualifications you've gained through past experiences that support current goals, and then focus on these elements. Don't position yourself as someone who wants to be a sales professional; rather, position yourself as someone who is a well-qualified sales professional with excellent skills and a proven track record.
Keywords, Keywords, Keywords
Keywords form a vital component of every job seeker's successful job application. It's becoming increasingly common practice to use software programs that scan resumes based purely on keyword relevance. For example, a recruiter may be looking for candidates with a strong background in supply chain management. If your background has been in logistics, you'd be an ideal, however, if you haven't included those specific words "supply chain management" in your resume, you'll likely miss out. Take the necessary time to learn the particular keywords that are important to your current career goals, and then be sure to incorporate them into your resume.
Ensure your resume is easy to read!
Use bold and italics to highlight important information, include bullet points and short paragraphs for easy "scan" reading (which, by the way is how 95% of resumes are read). In addition, consider using a typestyle other than Times Roman, which is the most-widely used of all fonts. Presentation is very important, not only must the content of your resume be clearly communicated your value to a prospective employer, the visual presentation must be sharp, professional and easy to read.
Proofread, proofread and then proofread again.
If you send a resume to employers and it's full of errors, you've almost certainly eliminated yourself from consideration. Before employers meet you, they judge you based purely on that piece of paper. If you want someone to extend you the offer for an interview and then a job, you had better be make sure that your resume is 100% accurate and indicative of the quality of work you will perform for that company, similar to how a high street businesses is often judged by it's ‘shop window'.