With Christmas literally only a few weeks away, it means that there is likely to be many more seasonal jobs available. Now is the time to sharpen up your resume if you’re looking for a little extra cash this Christmas.
Remember that your resume is a sales tool and employers are looking to get people on board quickly. However, they will only be interested in your application if you impress them within the first 30 seconds. A well-structured and highly informative resume is what will get you to the top of the pile. To be ready for the festive jobs influx, this overview of the resume writing tips you need to take on board should help you polish your Christmas resume:
Visible Contact Details – This should be at the top of your resume to make it easy for employers to contact you.
Professional Profile – Ideally a short statement to summarize why you want the job and what you believe you can offer. Use positive language to impress employers and think about the qualities they are looking for.
Qualifications and Education – List all relevant qualifications you have obtained through previous jobs or at college, starting with the most recent.
Achievements and Interests – Arguably the most important element, an achievements and interests section or integrating achievements throughout your resume emphasizes personal interests that are relevant to the job to which you are applying. For example, have you been involved in activities that demonstrate your organizational or teamwork skills?
Other Information – Add other appropriate information such as whether you have a clean driving license.
References – Remember, you don’t have to include full contact details on your resume. Include a line that states ‘references available upon request’.
Competition for Christmas jobs can be intense, so placing some extra focus on your resume could lead to great financial rewards and valuable work experience this Christmas and New Year.
Written by Pardeep.