This to remember while posting a resume
Although it is often said that the present day world is marked by a fierce competition in every aspect of life and that the job market scenario is entirely characterized by a universal rat race from which no one can really escape, but at the same time there is no point denying the fact that because of globalization and the advent of internet as well as other forms of communication and networking there has also been a certain increase in the scope factor in the job market.
However, it is true that the entire system of the way the professional and corporate world functions, an individual has to indeed go through a rigorous run of the mill to prove his or her worth as a suitable candidate for the vacant post in an organization.
While academic and professional merit, experience, etc are considered to be important factors, almost an equal amount of stress is given to certain other set of aspects such as the presentation style, appearance, etc. Thus, in every step throughout the recruitment procedure, the candidate has to take in to account all these points and continuously try and strike the right balance between content and style.
In fact, this kind of an exercise starts with the resume itself which has proved to be of immense importance in the job market over the past decades. A resume is considered as much more than a mere document with an individual's past history including his or her educational or vocational records, backgrounds, achievements and accomplishments along with the work experiences as well the pertinent personal information.
A resume in fact has emerged to be serving the purpose of an advertisement selling the skills and qualities of the candidate to his or her probable set of employers and unlike the traditional idea of an official Bio Data, in case of a resume, along with the core content the presentation style also becomes very important. After all, as the scenario stands today, even for one single vacancy in an organization, there can be hundreds and thousands of resumes submitted to the HR department which will all spell out similar records and accomplishments and backgrounds.
Thus, keeping in mind the sheer number of similar documents and the constraint of time, one has to really work hard and put in a lot of effort and creativity to make sure that his or her resume stands out even in a stack and can influence the concerned person enough to get a call for an interview.
Although with the advent of the internet and the subsequent coming up of the numerous job sites, things are considered to have become much simpler as far as resume posting is concerned but at the same time due to the global aspect there is no doubt that the competition has most certainly become tougher. Thus while doing the job of resume posting it is always recommended that the candidate keeps in mind a few points, the primary among them being the restrictive measures to be taken to control the limit to which personal details are spilled on the internet especially regarding the contact address and numbers.
One of the most effective measures that can be taken in this regard is maintain a separate set of e mail ids and phone numbers for these purposes so that if necessary the authorities can get in touch with the candidate. As there is always a time constraint while going through the resumes, it is always a clever move on the part of the candidates to supply prominent headlines with phrases carrying key information during resume posting and thus making it an easier task to locate the relevant piece of information on the resume.
Since there is not much of an authoritative control over the information on the internet, it is always a wiser decision to keep a tight rein on the facts and figures posted on the net. For instance during online resume posting, if someone is already employed to an organization and is looking for a career shift or something similar, he or she must make it a point to leave out the details about the current employer to avoid further complications in professional career. In fact, it is heavily recommended that one must carefully go through the pertinent documents like the privacy policies, etc so as to ensure that the posted information remains confidential.
Another very significant aspect about online resume posting which is often neglected by a large number of people is the fact that once posted, one has to regularly log in and keep on updating the resume in order to keep in pace with the so called rat race of the job market.