Resume Lessons for the Day

Sleepover at Rose's Place

After a while of staying home day in and day out, it feels good to get out. Thanks to Rose, a previous colleague at Dell and now a PR here in Singapore, for inviting me to sleepover at her place her in Aljunied. At least, I traveled far and learned a few things along the way. See, every experience is a lesson waiting to be learned. Just be ready and be willing to learn :)

Today, I learned some valuable insights regarding my resume just by her looking at it.

1. Make it simple, very simple. No need to make it so colorful. Consider that they may be printing it as back to back.
2. Present everything in bullet style to make it easier to view and that would highlight your achievements quicker too.
3. Just say "Career advancement" as reason for leaving previous employments because that primarily is the reason anyway, right? That is aside from the bigger paycheck of course. Explain when they ask about it.
4. Include all the details of your previous work that is related to the job you're applying for.
5. Remove the jobs you previously had that are not related to the job you're applying for. Or just list them down but no need for all the details so as to save on space.
6. When asked about salary expectation, be honest and just say "I really have no idea about what is expensive and not. I just moved here in Singapore and everything is new to me. I asked my friends here but of course they've been here for years and has more experience here so it doesn't really compare. That means to say it is up to you to just give me what you consider is commensurate to my skills and qualifications. I will be happy to consider it."
7. Apply by clicking on the "Apply" buttons on the job sites and again sending an email with your CV if they have included an email in the job posting.
8. Sleep early on in the evening and wake up early in the morning to send out your applications.

Thanks for the tips... Yes, I already know these but it helps to get the feedback of more experienced people, especially friends. At least there's that "I second the motion!" feel.

Good night and may God bless my dreams and aspirations, together with that of my friends, colleagues, and my beloved family. Let's hope for a better christmas and new year. God provides!

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