3 tips will make your resume stand out above the rest

3 tips will make your resume stand out above the rest

3 tips will make your resume stand out above the rest

Go ahead and give these tips a try.

Make your resume
Create focal points

The hiring manager is typically flooded with resume applications. So you only have about 2 minutes of their attention span.

Here are some ways you can draw their attention to the important things:

  • Put the most relevant experiences at the top, don’t worry about chronology.
  • Bold the important parts. Don’t go overboard here.
  • Use numbers and awards to draw attention.
  • Remove irrelevant experiences.
Use numbers

Ever heard of the term “A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words”? Well, numbers are worth a thousand words on Resumes.

Here are some ways you can use numbers:

  • Consistently outperformed sales targets by 10%
  • Supported over 4 functional areas with financial analysis
  • Increased customer satisfaction rating to 8.6/10
Match keywords

Hiring managers will scan your resume to see if you match any of those keywords and sometimes in higher-demand positions, they will do this through a bot.

Take and add keywords from the job description to your resume. Create a skill section and put some keywords in there.

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Limit ‘Groupthink’

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that happens within a group of people who all conform to the same way of thinking. The intention is generally good, but the results can be damaging.

By working with a diverse range of people you’re a lot less likely to fall into groupthink, and you’re a lot more likely to learn new things.

For example, learning about other cultures helps us understand different perspectives within the world. It can also help dispel negative stereotypes or personal biases about different groups.

By working with a diverse team, you have more of an opportunity to learn. Diverse teams are also proven to solve problems faster, which is a win-win for employee and employer.

Increase your creativity

Being around, and accepting, people from different backgrounds will make you more open-minded and get your creativity flowing. In a more recent study by Forbes it was reported that diverse teams are 66% more creative. Why is this? If your team has an inclusive culture, it’s likely that you and your team feel comfortable sharing ideas and experiences. It’s also been shown that being exposed to different cultures and different types of people can influence our creativity.

Learn new skills

Professional development and continuous learning are great but they often require a significant time commitment or investment. A cheap and enjoyable alternative is to start paying attention to the people you spend your days with. Invite someone out for coffee and get to know more about their role. Schedule a meeting with a colleague whose work you admire. Ask about their career journey and how they’ve strengthened their skills.

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5 best practices to help you manage video conferences securely

The importance of staying safe.

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1. Use unique meeting codes for every online event and strong passwords.

While having the same meeting ID for consecutive meetings is convenient, it is equally convenient for malicious actors, who once they get a hold of an ID can enter the meeting uninvited. Never reuse the same meeting ID, especially for critical meetings.
Ensure your video conferencing application sets up unique video IDs as default, or you know how to set up unique meeting codes yourself.
While strong passwords may add some bother for participants, it adds an extra layer of needed protection, particularly for critical meetings. Ensure these passwords are at least 10 characters, include upper-case and lower-case letters, and include numbers and symbols.

2. Use a waiting room

A waiting room gives the host control over who enters the meeting. It doesn’t matter if they have the password, all attendees must be admitted by the host before joining. This adds another layer of protection from unapproved individuals attending.

3. Avoid posting meeting links on social media

Avoid posting links to your meetings on social media – even if they’re events open to the public. Once shared on social media you do not know who has access to the link, and this could lead to malicious actors entering the meeting. If you feel the link must be shared via social media, apply required registration so you can verify potential participants.

4. During public events, treat the chatroom with caution

For online events, ensure participants understand to approach the chat with caution, as malicious actors posing as regular attendees may use chat features to share dangerous links or attachments. If necessary, you may even be able to disable the chat feature until the end of the video conference or during a Q/A session, so that participants do not unknowingly click on a malicious file.

5. Don’t allow default screen sharing

In smaller work meetings with colleagues you are familiar with, default screen sharing is appropriate. As a general rule, it is better to ensure screen sharing for participants isn’t set to “on” by default.
The host of the meeting should be able to control who and when screen sharing occurs in order to efficiently manage the meeting and ensure the meeting isn’t interrupted by uninvited content.

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1. Define boundaries and work hours

The first step to improving your work-life balance involves setting clear boundaries between work and personal life. More importantly, you should stick to it.

2. Make a to-do list

Once you’ve set boundaries and defined your work hours, you should have a to-do list for the day, week, or month. You need to know the things (tasks, duties, meetings, appointments, etc.) you need to get done during a specific period.

3. Block out distractions while working

Since you already know what activities, you’ll carry out throughout the day, the next important step is to be focused and avoid distractions.

4. Don’t be afraid to say no

Do you ever accept extra tasks or commitments to get along with your manager or boss? It’s time you learn to say no to the additional workload you cannot handle, which consumes a significant portion of your time.

5. Prioritize your health

Physical, mental, and emotional health should not be overlooked to achieve a good work-life balance. Consider engaging in regular exercises before or after work. Also, have practical ways of unwinding your mind, relaxing, and enhancing your relationship with loved ones during your time. More importantly, get quality sleep.

 

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1. Reconnect with contacts you’ve lost touch with

Reaching out to people you may not have spoken to in a while can feel uncomfortable, but there are easy ways to break the ice. Consider reaching out via a message on LinkedIn acknowledging the time gap with an introduction like: “It’s been a while since we last spoke, I hope you’re staying well in light of the current circumstances.” You can also engage with their content on LinkedIn by “liking” or commenting on their posts to show your support.

Maintaining relationships is a critical component of networking, so it’s a good idea to make time to stay in touch with your close contacts. For example, put a reminder on your calendar every six weeks to check in and ask what they’re working on. Send an email on birthdays or to congratulate a recent achievement. Making a habit of consistent communication in a genuine way will be beneficial in the long run.

2. Share your insights and stories by posting

A great way to network on LinkedIn is by sharing your experiences and ideas, and you can do this in a few different ways. Consider re-sharing a connection’s LinkedIn’s post with one or two of your key takeaways.

Try to post on a regular basis and include relevant hashtags on your content which will extend reach beyond your first-degree connections.

3. Ask your network for help

By connecting with people you know on LinkedIn, you will not only see more relevant conversations in your feed, but you’ll also have visibility into your connections’ professional networks you may not have known about.

More and more people in different parts of the world connect and work together thanks to Linkedin.

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1. Track your projects

You won’t be rushing around trying to find the latest status or putting project reports together at the last minute if you know how to track your projects.

Having systems in place that keep you organized goes a long way toward supporting your work/life balance. Work takes longer when it isn’t structured. The more structure, processes, and organization you build into your time on the job, the easier it will be to walk away at the end of the day and enjoy your ‘life’ time.

Use the right project management tools to get the job done and you’ll save a lot of time.

2. Learn from your mistakes

Making the same errors at work time after time is a waste of energy. Schedule time for “lessons learned” meetings and document what comes out of them, then learn. Don’t make those mistakes again.

Take some time to implement what you’ve discovered and tweak your project to take advantage of that knowledge. Improve your processes and how you do what you do, and you’ll probably find that you have more time in the day for the good stuff.

3. Go home on time

Make an effort to “leave” on time, even if you work from home. Get up from your desk or project, walk away, and close the door behind you.

4. Learn how to deal with stress

Everyone has different approaches to dealing with their personal stressors. It’s up to you to identify the best coping strategies for you.

This might mean taking a proper lunch break, going for a walk, exercising, or spending time with your pets. When you know what your go-to de-stressing activities are, you can plan to do them whenever your work/life balance begins to feel a bit out of kilter.

5. Build gaps into your day

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