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The Art of Selling Yourself!

To "sell" oneself on paper is not easy. Creating a resume is a design and construction job and a test of your writing skills as well. A resume can either be self written or written with professional help.

Self-written resumes are attractive with good fonts but the disadvantages of self-written resumes are that they may be unfocussed and carelessly organised. The candidate who gets the job is not always the most qualified; rather, the candidate with the best presentation is the one who gets hired.

A resume is what is most essential to communicate what we have been, what we are, and what capacity we have to push ourselves ahead in future. It should be effectively communicated and should not be perceived as a catalogue or records of our past life.

This is where professionally written resumes come in handy.What the employers require is an intelligently organized, easy-to-scan-or-read Resume without flowery language and exaggerated claims. It should be presented in such a way that even a busy reader should be able to grasp immediately the benefits the company will have on this suitable recruitment.

The skill to select and het in the right ingredients in the right way (to focus or tailor your resume), the ability to trim unwanted personal information, to cover up blemishes are all skills which will prevent from being screened out.

From the employer's point of view, he would get hundreds of resumes. Not everyone will get time to scan them all. For them, resumes are dry, boring documents, which would put them to sleep. That is why a resume should be impressive enough to perk them up and keep them awake. Apart from the education level, experience and contact information, the basic facts, which would influence the employer, should be provided.

Especially for persons in the art, advertising, marketing, or writing professions, the resumes are samples of their skills! The accomplishments mentioned in the resume get read by the employers and displays the skills and there are lesser chances of screening it out!

Learn to create a masterpiece, not just any other simple document which gets turned down easily!

Hpriya Sivan

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