In an increasingly competitive world, it becomes more and more difficult to find your place in society, be it in an organization or a specific role in mind. Hundreds now compete for jobs that previously no one was willing to think about and more and more jobs are seeing less salaries being given as compensation for the same work.
But there are positive sides to this when looked at from an external standpoint. Competition has helped improve our economy, made innovations possible that make our lives easier and have bred a culture of originality and value exchange in the contemporary world.
Still, standing out in a crowd of so many people can be difficult. We’ve decided to create a guide on why and how you should make a one page resume. Let’s start with the why:
- Gives a clear and concise summary of who you are
- Stands out among bunches of one page resumes that needlessly waste paper and space
- Shows you know what you are there for
- Gives your resume a more professional touch, showing your creative abilities as well as your confidence in yourself.
The next thing you have to know is how:
- Create a Master CV – A master CV is the culmination of all your professional experience and extra-curricular activities. It’s the place where your story is told and all the things you know about yourself are written.
- Shortlist Jobs – Shortlist the jobs you want to apply for by scouting the companies that have positions available using job portals and references.
- Create a Template – This is where most people designing one page resumes fail most often. Create a template that leaves appropriate space for all the necessary categories.
- Add the Content: Then proceed to fill them up with relevant information in a uniform format. You don’t have to put in everything into this. The best and most suited entries are all that you really need. Remember to target the company and profile you are applying for.
- Reread – Read and Reread all that you have written, and try to imagine what the interviewer perceives when he’s doing the same. Delicate phrasings are weeded out this way.
Some good points to keep in mind while you are writing the resume are:
- Add links to your online presence like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. If you have other relevant links such as online job and feelancer profiles on select niche websites, go ahead and add those too, but don’t go too crazy.
- Include non professional work such as volunteering, social activities and partnerships that put you in a benevolent light.
- Build an online resume as a reference using WordPress or Vox and add the link to your resume along with your social media links.
Writing a one page resume does not have to be a tedious task. If this is your first time creating a resume like this, take your time to make it worth reading and more and more accessible, relatable and understandable to people reading it.
This concludes our guide on how to write a one page resume. We hope you found it informative and helpful. Leave your comments and questions below with your feedback on how it worked for you. Happy Hunting!