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3 resume templates for your 2019 job search
You have made the decision to take the next step in your career, and one daunting task looms ahead of you immediately: updating or rewriting your resume. Wherever you are in your career, writing a resume is a challenge. There are always questions such as: what to include? what format to use? how can I make my resume stand out from others?
And rightfully so - the way that a resume is structured and the way it presents your career information can make the difference between whether or not a hiring manager or recruiter will spend a few extra seconds on reading through your qualifications for open job vacancies.
If you're not sure where to start, consider using a template as a starting point. Here are three free resume templates you can use for any stage of your career, to take the next step for your job search in Singapore.
1. Chronological resume template
This traditional resume style works particularly well with those who have a shorter career history, or for those who have held multiple roles within one organisation. This resume style ensures that potential employers see your work experience in a quick, easy to follow way. It should include your education, work experience, and other information that can be digested easily and quickly. If you have a few chronological gaps, see this article on how to handle employment gaps.
2. Skills-based mid-level resume
This resume is good for those at the managerial level. Once you have a significant amount of experience, it might be tedious and time-consuming for a hiring manager to read through every position you’ve held – this gives you the chance to highlight your most relevant experience and skill sets. Focus on the roles that are most relevant to the role you are aspiring to, and those in which you've felt you've given the best performance.
3. Executive-level resume
This template is ideal for director level jobs and upwards. This exective-level template focuses on what you have achieved and how your achieved it. Overall, it is very results-driven. Additionally, the format leaves room for you to highlight any position you hold in other organisations or boards, and professional groups you may be a part of.
Use these templates as a starting point for your resume, but then don’t hold back on customising and personalising the template to suit the role, your experience and personality. A well-organised resume is the first step in getting noticed in the pile, the second step is to let your experience and achievements shine – in the best ways possible.
When your updated resume leads to an interview, start preparing for it by practcing your answers to common interview questions, along with coming up with your own to ask the potential employers. Starting reading up on questions to ask in a job interview to prepare for the next step. Being well prepared will help you stand out from the other interviewees, all vying for the same job.
Meanwhile, why sit around and wait for the call? Check out more available jobs in Singapore. Your dream job is nearer than you think.