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10 most popular Google search queries on resumes

By GUEST BLOGGER Published 17th Oct 2016
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A resume has lately been a very strong tool when it comes to impressing employers and finding a job. However, going through the hassle of creating the perfect resume with all the right aspects is truly a tiring process. Some people even reach the level of hiring professionals who will take care of creating their resume in the right way. Tackling all these points and your concerns, we are here to discuss the top 10 most popular Google searches on resumes and anything about them

1. The Purpose:

A lot of people have created a resume and even perfected it but most of them take a second and ask themselves this question “what is the purpose of creating or having a resume?”. Well this is a very important question to know the answer too, as most people think the resume is important for getting hired but it is actually only the key to get the employer to contact you.

2. Generalist Vs Specialist:

You shouldn’t think a lot about such a thing as It usually varies with the type of job you’re applying for. However, let’s make something clear, an employer is always looking for a specific job and you probably have a degree for a specific task. Being a specialist on the resume is actually something worth having as it helps you fit the job position.

3. What should be on the resume and what should not?

You should focus more on your work history, your educational background and degree and any other relevant information when it comes to the employer and corporate you’re applying to. However, do not include any personal information like your martial status or religion to be safe from any discrimination problems.

4. Resume Format:

There are a lot of formats for resumes all over the internet and every single day a lot more formats are introduced to the world. In brief: a reverse chronological resume is the typical style most employers expect to see. On the other hand, the functional resume is better for people who are changing jobs are have a little work experience to be posted in their resume. Mixed (combined format) resumes combine the chronological and functional formats. And a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is mainly for professors, teachers, lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

5. Worst Mistake:

The biggest error you can make in a resume rather than spill coffee on it, is to be sloppy! Being sloppy is not as stupid as it sounds, but a tiny spelling mistake, a document in the wrong format or even putting a photo with someone else in the background. All these sloppy mistakes will pile up throwing your resume in the “not calling” list.

6. Resume Samples:

This is one of the most common searches as people always look for samples online to copy or to get creative with. There are a few websites that provide them for free and if you’re willing to pay you’ll probably get a few amazing things

7. A Resume Proofreader:

You should definitely get a second and third opinion on your resume and consider the services of a proofreader too. You should hire a friend or a professional to review you resume and make sure everything is as good as it should be.

8. Long Resume:

Sometimes people have resumes that are too long for the employer to skim through and they have no idea how to trim it down and what is the right size. Usually the resume should not exceed two pages and a cover letter. You need to cut out the information that would be irrelevant to the position you are applying for or too old to be considered important.

9. Employment Dates

Many people ask if they should include employment dates on their resume and how they think it’s irrelevant. This is actually an important piece of information for most employers as it helps them determine your long leaves and how long you’ve been out of a job.

10. Keywords?

The most searched question on Google when it comes to resumes is what are keywords and how do we use them in the correct form? Being in the century of computers and electronic resumes, employers are now skimming through you online resume looking for certain words and phrases that shows you’re the man for the job. You have to do your research to understand what is the need for this job and add the keywords you think are relevant

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