Don’t know which resume is best for you?

Here’s a quick overview of College Resumes, Technical Resumes, Professional Resumes and Executive Resumes.

The College Resume:

Classic college resumes are for someone that is just out of college or a few years out. This person has had the typical college experience and is best represented by a college resume. They are typically one page long. College resumes are very bullet-focused. They focus on the person’s experience in college as well as jobs or activities they have been affiliated with. 

A job website and others like this have filter options when you do job search specifically in the United Arab Emirates. It is common to note affiliation with sororities, fraternities and other associations in college. You list academic honors and always be sure to include successes throughout your career. College resumes are not appropriate for someone who is in their 40s and went back to finish up their college degree. The reason for this is that these people typically have excellent experience and should not diminish that experience by only focusing on the education and activities. People going back to school do not need a college resume as they do not typically become involved in campus activities as they have a career and sometimes a family as well.

The Technical Resume:

Technical resumes are more targeted towards the IT or Graphic designing field or a specialty field. These resumes list software programs, hardware programs and operating systems that you are familiar with. A technical resume would also, in a specialty field, highlight the certifications and specific skills you have in your position. These specific skills must be listed to ensure they are picked up by the scanning software. Trending Skills are exactly what employers are looking for in a technical resume. These Resumes vary in length based on the particular customers specific experience.

The Professional Resume:

Don't know which resume is best for you
Don’t know which resume is best for you

Professional resumes are the classic person getting a resume with Although we do many executive resumes, technical resumes and college resumes, professional resumes are our most popular order. A professional resume can be one or two pages. They are focused on results as well as a person’s advancement throughout their career. They contain keywords that will assist a person through the dreaded resume scan by resume software. Since many times, before an HR professional even personally looks through your resume, it is scanned by scanning software. This software locates keywords within your resume that will show your experience with areas of concern to the hiring manager.

For example, in searching for a restaurant management position for a company that wants someone who has Microsoft Word experience, P&L responsibility, menu development expertise and personnel management skills, you would want to list these types of words to be sure your resume is picked up as a match by the scanning software.

A professional resume also demonstrate your successes throughout your career not just a job descriptions of current or past positions. It should be more focused. When an HR professional is looking at your resume, they are looking for why you are different and a better choice than the other 100s of people that just copied and pasted their job description onto their resume. Professional resumes need to show people why you are the best candidate, how you were different and of course better than the competition. As we all know this is your time to shine. A professional resume must separate you from the pack.

The Executive Resume:

Executive resumes are more involved. They can be up to three or five pages long, although we try to keep them two pages based on our surveys with Executive-level Recruiters. These resumes are written a little stronger in terms of language. Executive resumes highlight your successes a little more strongly. In an executive resume, the verbiage is a little stronger and explanation of your successes a little longer. Executive resumes explain your directorships, any board of director roles, etc. Executive resumes must crystallize for the reader how you become a leader in a multi-million dollar operation organization. Since executives will be responsible for the success or failure of sometimes even multi-billion dollar companies, it is key to make a strong case for how this executive will be the perfect match for a particular position. An executive resume must sell the reader on why this executive is the perfect person for any executive position available. Executive resumes, must not only show a successful career history, but specifics so that the reader can see this particular executive as a part of their organization.

Hopefully, the above information about college resumes, professional resumes, technical resumes and executive resumes will assist you with your selection. We look forward to working with you.