Resume Writing Services in Chennai
Sending resumes through e-mail or the Web is quick and convenient, but beware of pitfalls. Don't get flustered when a career consultant asks you to send an electronic resume. Get this right. It is only a resume in a format that can be sent over E-mail or the Internet. No faxing or mailing is necessary. If your resume is stored in a computer or a floppy diskette, it is already in an electronic format. But the key question to remember: is that the most useful format? While most E-mail systems can accommodate document attachments - be they in Word, WordPerfect, Quark or otherwise - not every person or association is eager or able to receive such attachments. Sometimes, companies delete all E-mail with attachments to safeguard against viruses. So it is better not to take the attachment route while sending resumes. For the same risk of transmitting viruses, don’t send any other online document as an attachment. If you are looking for HR, Recruitment or Manpower consultancy assistant, please contact www.careerplacementsindia.com. To make your electronic resume welcome everywhere, follow these steps:
USE STANDARD WORD PROCESSOR ELEMENTS
Plain text (also named MS-DOS Text or ASCII Text and documented by its three-letter file extension: .txt) is universally accessible and, in many cases, required.
BUT WHAT IS ASCII TEXT?
ASCII is a standard, common text language which allows different word processing applications (such as Microsoft Word) on various computer platforms (PC) to read and show the same text evidence. So translate your resume to an ASCII file.
WHILE CREATING AN ASCII RESUME
- Avoid using special characters such as mathematical symbols as these do not get accurately transferred in the text save.
- Use the spacebar instead of tabs.
- The default for ASCII is to make everything left aligned. So use the spacebar for indenting a sentence or centering anything.
- Note that plain text format is very basic—it does not recognize formatting such as bullets, bold facing or italicized text. Fonts will become whatever a computer uses as its default face and size. Bold face, italics and various sizes will not appear in the ASCII copy.
- Consider using asterisks sign (*), plus symbols sign (+) and also capital letters to achieve similar effects. Use a 12-point font such as Courier.
LOOKS ARE NOT IMPORTANT
- Companies take the electronic resume option more for getting the basic facts about the applicant rather than forming the last impression. So while you should try to make your resume look as appealing as possible, pay more attention to presenting key details and facts in a precise and direct manner. Forget the aesthetics part of it.
MAKE CONTENT LEGIBLE
- Even in the absence of formatting features, your resume should look legible. If the word processing application allows, set your borders at 0 and 70 characters (in other words, your longest line, including spaces, takes 70 characters before wrapping to a new line). This makes your resume easier to read and, just as importantly, safe to print.
- With the "Save" key command (or, if you're converting a document from another format, the "Save As..." key command), save your file as an ASCII Text or MS-DOS Text document. Remember to append the .txt extension on to the file name, e.g. "resume.txt"
WHILE E-MAILING A RESUME, REMEMBER TO
- Include a cover letter and mention where you found the ad.
- Send the resume or CV and cover letter in one folder. You can do this by writing or pasting your cover letter in the space before your CV /Resume.
- Use the job label and/or job reference number as the subject of your message. Mention any relevant job reference numbers noted in the advertisement.
- Keep an eye on with an E-mail or phone call a week or so after you submit it.
- Don't just jump and accept the offer. Be clear how and where it fits into the larger picture.
- It is perhaps the sweetest thing you heard on the phone after a long time. "Congratulations, you have the job," says the voice on the receiver. Your heart almost leaps out, your mind goes on a whirl, but you still don't know how to react to this one?
- Should you immediately say yes and go to town about it? Or should you mull over the decision? Our suggestion: Don't commit anything if you are unsure about it, and postpone the celebrations till you solve the tricky part—the decision to say yes or no.
- Ask yourself what the perfect job looks like at the perfect company. Check out if this job offer comes close to what you're looking for.
- You won't get everything you wish for. For example, you may learn a lot of new things in your new job, but it may involve working in a place away from family. Are you ready for a new place, new surrounding and new quality of life (usually bad if your job station is in a metro or a big city)?
- Decide which issues are most important to you and which you can live without. For example, you might have worked in a well-known company--its brand worth has earned you respect and recognition. But the company you're moving to does not have the same profile, though, there are big bucks beckoning you.
DON'T BE IMPULSIVE
- Looking for a job can be very frustrating. So after a long wait, when a job does come along, you might readily grab it. But wait:
- Assess if this is what you really want.
- If it isn't, it may be worthwhile to wait for the right one to come along.
- Also consider whether what you're looking for is realistic.
- The salary and perks are important but sometimes the smaller issues are critical. If you're motivated by hygiene factors, even the number of free cups of tea served in the office can be decisive in your holding on to a job.
- So make sure you have at least covered all your main considerations. Prioritize them in the order of importance.
- According to Theory of Motivation, a person can be inspired either by inspiring factors or hygiene factors and these determine whether or not that person is satisfied with her or his job. Find out what motivates you and match it with what the job has to offer. If you are motivated by hygiene factors, then ask yourself these questions.
- Will you be expected to provide weekend or holiday work? If so, how often?
- What, if any, are the travel demands?
- What drives the company deadline, quota or quality?
- What about ecological threats such as noise, chemicals, ventilation?
- What sort of HR policies does the company follow?
- If you're driven by motivating factors, make sure you know the answers to these questions before you decide to take this job.
- Will you get opportunities for growth?
- Are your responsibilities going to rise?
- What are the chances of elevation?
- What are the chances of getting recognition?
- Will it take you closer to a position of authority, respect and status?
Be clear where and how this job fits into the larger picture. It's important to know your long-term career goals. It may be tempting to choose a higher paying job, but it's also important to check out a lower paying job that will give you satisfaction and serve as a stepping stone towards your long-term goals. The basic drivers should be growth and satisfaction, and not just moolah. Otherwise, it won't take long before frustration sets in and drives you to another bout of job-hunting. If you are looking for HR, Recruitment or Manpower consultancy assistant, please contact www.careerplacementsindia.com.