What a Good Résumé Achieves

After composing the résumé for the job you want, it’s best not to get your hopes of getting the job too high.  It’s important to put things in their proper prospective.  A résumé on its own won’t get you the job.  There are many other processes you have to go through before you can land one.  At best, a well crafted résumé can get you noticed for an interview schedule.  The rest is now up to you.

HR recruitment managers of large companies sort through all the daily résumés they receive and slot them to their respective job vacancies.  These résumés come in as registered mail, by email or walk-in applicants or through their web portals where they often publish their job vacancies.

Once slotted, résumés get screened with a cursory reading of their qualifications to see if they have the fit for the vacancy’s job description.  This is where a well crafted résumé comes in.  One that is quite clear in the objective and qualification as ell the contact details stands a good chance of being shortlisted for the position.  That’s when the recruiter schedules an interview initially by phone or email response.

The next step is usually a personal face-to-face interview either with an HR officer or department superior to whom the positions reports to.  Here, the résumé sits as a mere guide for the interviewer to question you and you should come prepared to validate what you’ve indicated in your résumé. Any conflict with your statement is noted and taken against your application.  But if you’ve been truthful in your résumé, there’s really nothing to be apprehensive about in your interview.

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