Because of the increasing competition in publishing, good writing must fascinate the reader. It doesn’t matter if it’s a proposal or a resume; the reader should feel like they’re a part of the writing process.
Start with an interesting topic
If a plethora of resumes are in front of a hiring manager, how does one resume stand out from the rest? Thinking… That a resume can be sold is due to the presence of a cover letter or other introductory note. One-line objectives that simply state an applicant’s aspiration without providing any context are always preferable to profile summaries because they give a more complete picture of the applicant.
Develop a personal connection
If you’re writing to prospective clients, make sure the content is tailored specifically to their needs and wants. Developing a personal connection with the reader is made easier thanks to this.
Explanation is better than just words
A candidate must provide a relevant example to back up or demonstrate the adjectives in the resume, otherwise, they will not be taken seriously. In other words, if someone is touting their abilities in team management, they should give an example of a time when they excelled in this area. Instead of going into minute detail, focus on your successes and accolades.
The candidate’s achievements and adjectives must be supported by numbers. It’s the same for a business that’s looking for new customers. Numbers are a strong foundation for gaining the support of others. Readers are always interested in seeing a change in performance or scores expressed as a percentage change.
Avoid using jargon
If a candidate is applying for a position in a new industry, he or she should avoid using jargon that is not relevant to the new industry. There is the risk that the message will be misunderstood when using jargon. The expanded form of jargon should also be mentioned if it is to be used. “Employee Measurement System” should be written as “EMS” in a statement.
Don’t misrepresent the facts
Be true to yourself in your writing. There should be no discrepancies between what is stated and what is actually happening.
Check for spelling and grammatical errors
Check for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting the document. Always have a friend or colleague proofread the document or proposal before submitting it.
Candidate failure to follow up on a resume or a proposal is common in today’s job market. Don’t forget to look over the other resumes and proposals that are currently on the desk. It is imperative that a candidate ensures that timely follow-up (read: “not too much”) is carried out.
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