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Mastering the Art of Resume Basics with Nestlé

So, you’ve identified the jobs you want to pursue and spotted some enticing opportunities to apply for.

But now comes the pivotal moment: crafting your resume.

This phase can seem daunting, but fear not! Nestlé offers invaluable advice to make this process a breeze in the next part of their iconic career-ready blog series.

Before You Get Started: Focus on the Basics

Before getting too bogged down with trying to tailor your resume and create something that’s really only useful for one job, go back to basics.

By focusing on the basics, you lay a solid foundation for a standout resume.

Here are the key sections to prioritise:

  1. Contact Information: Ensure your name, phone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile (if applicable) are visible at the top of the page.
  2. Summary or Objective: Craft a concise summary highlighting your career objectives or a brief overview of your professional background and skills.
  3. Education: List your educational qualifications in reverse chronological order, including the institution’s name, degree earned, and graduation date.
  4. Work Experience: Detail your relevant work history, emphasising accomplishments and responsibilities demonstrating your suitability for the role.
  5. Skills: Showcase your relevant skills, both technical and soft, that align with the job requirements.
  6. Achievements/Awards: Highlight notable achievements, awards, or recognitions that distinguish you from other candidates.
  7. Extracurricular Activities/Volunteer Work: Include any relevant extracurricular activities, volunteer work, or community involvement that showcases your character and skills.

By methodically working through each section, you can develop a comprehensive resume template that effectively showcases your qualifications and experiences.

When You’re Ready: Tailor It!

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can fine-tune your resume for each application, ensuring it resonates with prospective employers and increases your chances of securing interviews.

Here’s what we recommend:

  1. Accentuate the Positives: Sure, you might not have a laundry list of work experience but don’t underestimate the value of other experiences. Highlight your education, any awards or accolades you’ve received, involvement in team sports, volunteer work, or any relevant extracurricular activities. Employers appreciate well-rounded individuals, so showcase your diverse skill set.
  2. Keep it Concise: Time is precious, and recruiters don’t have hours to pore over lengthy resumes. Keep yours brief and to the point. Seek guidance from teachers or career advisors on trimming unnecessary details. Remember, quality over quantity. Tailor your resume for each job application, focusing on the skills and experiences most relevant to the position. And don’t forget to include a compelling cover letter to accompany your resume.
  3. Polish to Perfection: Ensure your resume and cover letter are flawless before hitting send. Nothing undermines your credibility like spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. Utilise spell check, but don’t rely solely on it—enlist the help of a trusted friend or mentor for thorough proofreading. A fresh pair of eyes can catch mistakes you might have overlooked.

By following these steps, you’re well on your way to impressing potential employers and landing your dream job!

Get Ahead With Nestlé

Nestlé isn’t just passionate about providing quality products; they’re dedicated to empowering young people to reach their full potential. Join them on their mission to cultivate talent and foster growth.

Your career success is their priority.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into our employer profile today and unlock a world of opportunities!

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