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How to write a resume in Singapore

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How to write a resume in Singapore

Resume in Singapore

How to write a resume in Singapore

It is important to know how to write a resume in Singapore to help you get invited to a job interview with an employer. The resume is the first and most preferred way of introducing yourself, so it should highlight all of your strong points.

  1. Professional Introduction

The professional summary section needs to be the first thing on your resume that an employer sees. Because of that, you want to have it at the beginning of your resume, right under your name and contact details.

Do consider the perspective of the recruiter/Hiring Manager. He/she is seeking a candidate who fits a job description and can bring value to an organization. They may not have time to delve deeply into your CV and slowly figure out who you are, so you need to connect the dots for them in an effective manner in your introduction.

2. An area of expertise section

Area of expertise skills are the abilities you have that are transferable and can be brought to your new employer. Area of expertise skills can be shown on a resume by listing the specific skills that you have. The area of expertise gives hiring managers a quick way to assess whether an applicant is qualified for a position. Hiring managers spend six seconds on average, reviewing a resume. If your skills are concise and easy to read, you have a better chance of being selected for a job interview.

3 Duties and Responsibilities

Job responsibility summaries include information about roles, activities and tasks that relate to fulfilling job requirements. Always remember to focus on your primary responsibilities instead of listing all the duties.  Primary job responsibility is typically one paragraph made up of three or four details that highlight that particular job.

4. Key contributions

Most candidates know to include the duties and responsibilities of their positions on their resume. Still, they often leave out one of the most important elements of their professional history: their key contributions. Having key contributions on your resume can help illuminate your strengths, history of success and growth to potential employers. It shows what you can bring to the table.5

5 Education and Professional Certifications

Education and Professional Certifications is another key section employers look for on resumes. This information will inform interviewers of your background, which can help you understand more about your fit for the role. If your qualifications are particularly relevant to the position or include any required credentials, this section may quickly set you apart from other candidates. Details you should include on your qualifications are as follows

The name of your school
Location of your school
The degree you obtained (if applicable)
Your field of study
Graduation year (if applicable)

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Are you looking for jobs in Singapore? You can find a listing of the most popular job sites in Singapore here.

Would you like to have more career advice for your job search in Singapore, you can also visit MyCareersFuture here.

Would you like to know what the market rate for your salary in Singapore is? Visit the Manpower Ministry guide here.



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