Tips to write eye-catching resumes * CV / Resume

van Orsouw02-07-2020 10:59 AM
It is not easy to get employed by reputed concerns and candidates are expected to pay attention to every small aspect. A professionally written resume increases the chances of being given preference over other applicants. Unfortunately, even experienced professionals who have spent 5 years or more in their respective fields do not know which points to include the resume. Employers usually reject candidates who put in a lot of information that is not needed.
Let us have a glance at the tips you should use to prepare efficient resumes. By following them, it would be much easier to clear the initial scanning round and move closer to getting the opportunity. In a nutshell, if you presented your academic details / professional experience correctly, the chances of ending up with the offer letter would be much higher.

1. A paraphrasing tool helps you in submitting a unique resume

People who are applying for their first job may not even have a basic idea of preparing a good resume. One has to know about the layout, the format used to present academic details, listing down experiences, and countless other aspects.
To get an idea, candidates use templates available online or an existing...
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Together Abroad15-05-2019 8:02 PM
Google for Jobs Is Coming to the Netherlands

Rumor has it that Google’s job search engine Google for Jobs is coming to the Netherlands. Is that true? Apparently yes, and very soon. Even though the service is available in a few countries, it is not fully available in Europe yet. On April 2019, however, Emerce reported that Google for Jobs was already being tested in the Netherlands and France. Richard Collins from ClickID, one of Google’s partners, told Emerce: “Google for Jobs is reportedly testing in the Netherlands and France, theoretically they could launch before the summer.”

Google for Jobs was introduced in America in May 2017. Since then, the service was also launched in India, South Africa, the US, and Japan, and rolled out in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria and Kenya. Europe’s turn came in 2018, with the service being introduced in Germany, Spain and the UK. Peter Woudenberg, head of digital marketing at RecruitNow, reported that the launching in Spain led to 366% more visitors through organic search and 289% more job applications through Monster board, one of Google’s partners in the rollout.

What is Google for Jobs and how does it work?

Google for Jobs is an...
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Together Abroad09-04-2019 1:05 PM
How to Attract Top Talent

‘Top talent’ is a buzzword that is thrown around a lot in the job marketplace. As the job market has grown naturally competitive, the demand for the best possible workers has grown exponentially. A wrong recruit can end up costing money, time and training if they turn out to be a bad fit, but on the other hand, companies want to know how to attract workers who will go above and beyond what is expected of them.

What Is ‘Top Talent’?

While the general idea of top talent constitutes an ideal employee, who performs or outperforms their job requirements, the real definition is much more subjective, dependent on industry, company values, and other variables. Interestingly, one recent study defined top talent as workers who are purpose-oriented; in other words, employees who view their work regarding personal fulfilment and serving others, rather than self-benefit in the form of income or status.

One of the issues with this definition is that the difficulty in finding workers who are genuinely passionate about their work can vary greatly depending on each industry. Where creative industries, such as the entertainment industry, have a much higher percentage of purpose-oriented workers, other typical...
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Together Abroad16-04-2018 2:17 PM

Conducting Work from a Distance

There are different scenarios when it comes to working from a distance—traveling from one city to the next, or one country to another, for a few hours, days, or weeks, or even relocating for a period of time. The key to improving your chances of competing for a job in another location, or conducting work from a distance, is to identify locations or job sectors where your line of work is in high demand.

Search for jobs in your expertise to standout and make your skills more valuable to an organization. Indicate in your CV or interview that you are flexible to conduct work from a distance, and you are willing to relocate. Visit and explore the culture in that location to be sure of your opportunities and surroundings. Eliminate employer concerns about travel costs by considering housing options, or family or friends in that location that can let you stay over (when the employer does not cover relocation costs). Be sure you can afford to move or to take a trip when you are called for an interview.


The organization’s work culture is important to know about if you travel from one city to...
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Together Abroad16-04-2018 1:58 PM

Smartphone Recruitment and Your CV

Today’s job market is a fast-changing landscape. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 2 in 5 professionals intend to leave their job at the end of the year, for a variety of reasons which include better salary and work life balance. This means that you should be able to apply for a new job at a moment’s notice. Smartphones make this process possible, so it is good to be aware of the ways in which you can utilise this technology to your advantage.

It’s been about 5 years since mobile phone sales overtook PC sales for the first time. As a result, the business world has needed to adapt to the new phenomenon of an increasingly sophisticated mobile user base. One of the ways in which companies are beginning to change is to make job application procedures much more mobile friendly. This includes, for instance, job search apps, many of which are free and easily accessible

Storing your resume on a mobile device is becoming easier. There are numerous online or cloud based storage solutions, including Google Docs and DropBox. Furthermore, LinkedIn allows you to create an online resume, and sites such as WordPress allow you to...
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together Abroad19-03-2018 5:46 PM

We can say that a CV is the best possible written representation of who you are in professional terms. A good CV, however, is more than that. It represents your only chance to capture a potential employer’s attention in a few seconds, giving him or her the very first impression of you. And that impression is crucial. It will determine your gateway to an interview and possible further achievement of your desired job; or, on the contrary, your joining the long list of applicants rejected.

A professionally crafted CV has the power to get you noticed by highlighting your talents and accomplishments in a fashionable way. Of course, you can write your own resume. Many people have succeeded in this way by doing proper research, writing persuasively, and crafting the information according to the job postings. Nevertheless, if you recognize yourself in one of the following situations, it would be advisable to look for professional help:

1. You have been applying for job opportunities for some time and do not hear back from your applications.
2. You do not get any interviews, or as many as you would like.
3. You are facing a major change of industry or sector...
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Together Abroad10-11-2017 10:35 AM

With little or no real job experience, it can be a daunting task for anyone to write their first CV coming straight out of college or university. In an already competitive job market, it can be hard enough to stand out without years of experience under the belt, and with job recruiters spending only an average of six seconds looking at a CV, it is imperative to put in the extra effort to write a polished CV that is sure to show off any relevant qualifications.

Although making oneself stand out is a common tip for CVs, it is also important to consistently remind applicants to make sure their CV shows they meet the minimum requirements of a job first and foremost. Job recruiters are more than likely going to judge CVs based on how well they think someone matches a role, so they are going to look for the relevant skills before looking at any extra details. Some recruiters even say that at an entry level, they are more likely to look for graduates who are less likely to cause trouble, which is another way of saying it may be best not to make a CV too over-the-top, and...
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Together Abroad02-11-2017 11:09 AM

An interesting and informative CV can make all the difference between landing an interview for your dream job, and being passed over. There are multiple parts in a resume that are equally essential and can serve as a marketing tool to sell yourself to your future employer. One of these is personal development.

Based on the Maslow pyramid, personal development or so-called “self-actualization” is the most important need that each individual has. Due to our differences, people have diverse developmental targets; therefore, it is crucial in your CV to state the most critical ones for the job you are applying to.

Types of Personal Development

Personal development can be seen as skills that are developed throughout the year and are often experience based, for instance, good presentation skills or time management. It can also be acquired through educational means by attending special courses or trainings, for example, perfect knowledge of Excel or a diploma in the Japanese language. Furthermore, personal development can be personal, such as seriously working on a hobby, which is often creative; and research has continued to show the importance of creativity at the work environment.

Knowing the difference may assist with putting the right competences in...
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Together Abroad13-10-2017 9:52 AM

Tired of constantly being rejected? Getting the feeling that you might be making the same mistakes over and over again? There are many different ways on how to look for a new job and, in general, how to approach it. Below are tips on how to make your life easier when finding a new job.

1. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile.
The reason to focus on LinkedIn is because of its position – it is one of the top networking sites for professionals. Furthermore, there are more than 414 million users among whom there are many recruiters and company owners who are looking for a new colleague. What is important to focus on? You should update your work experience, skills, education and profile picture. Please keep in mind that the picture should be recently made and look professional.

Your resume is another essential aspect. It is the same as with the LinkedIn profile, it has to be up to date, and there should be a summary of your best qualities and skills. Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile or resume can be adjusted depending on the job you are applying to. The right wording and skills pointed out...
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Together Abroad18-08-2017 10:09 AM

Having started out as a career innovation by Leonardo da Vinci in 1482, CVs have continued to evolve over the last 500 years with trends changing as recently as ten years ago. Although they started out as a formality, CVs are now an expected part of any job application and it is up to candidates to continually adapt their CVs to meet the current demands of potential employers. Job candidates today still experience constantly changing expectations from employers in regards to what they want to see in a CV; currently, CVs place more of an emphasis on personal branding instead of focusing on previous jobs and experiences, but there are numerous other differences that candidates have to take into consideration to ensure their CVs do not appear dated.

Thanks to the increased use of social media and online job boards, candidates are expected to go the extra mile to distinguish themselves from the competition. Rather than emphasise previous experiences in terms of duties and job descriptions, candidates now have the chance to showcase their achievements and personal accomplishments throughout their career history. Many CVs now include a dedicated section to list achievements such as promotions, completed projects and career results;...
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I would like to thank you for your great job to make my CV presentable and truly reflecting my knowledge and experience.
With your highly professional advices and support I felt more confident and eventually I got a job.

Tanya Pelser

Thank you for a great workshop this morning, it was refreshing to hear some really basic ideas for the Dutch employment search which I'm sure will help start everyone off on a new career path! I will definitely be using the services of Together Abroad and one of my first actions is to revise my CV and submit this for a review.

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