The employer needs to assess the suitability of the job seeker before the interview to decide whether to spend time on a face-to-face meeting with both him or her and the jobseeker. This can be done by reviewing resumes and completing a test assignment.
Not everybody gives a test, but all employers probably read resumes. Depending on market conditions (demand-supply ratio), up to 90% of applicants are rejected at the CV screening stage. There are no accurate statistical averages, but empirically, I would venture to guess that an average of 60-70% of applicants are rejected.
This means that CVs play a very important role in the recruitment and job search process. It is important for employers to receive a good resume so that they don’t drop a good candidate because of a poor resume. It is important for job seekers to get the best possible resume, so they don’t miss out on good jobs where a bad resume is sure to get put away in the “fail” stack because they value their time, so sometimes it pays to use a resume writing service and buy a resume.
It turns out that everyone benefits when a resume is well put together. What does good mean? It means that the applicant will present all his skills, experience, and advantages over competitors well, and the employer will receive all the primary information of interest about the candidate.
The universal resume
A standard resume for all occasions will never solve these problems. Each industry has its own characteristics and emphases, and each specialty has its own way of presenting the information. That’s why resumes need to be written differently for different occupations, and one person can write several different resumes if applying for different positions (although this is not necessary if the positions are similar).
More importantly, when inviting people for interviews, there is almost always a very good correlation between the style of CV writing and the results of the candidate’s assessment. A good, detailed CV with case information – the candidate is good. Lots of water, names of technologies, but no clear information on work experience – candidate is “nothing”.
Don’t copy a standard CV, substituting individual words and figures. You should put a little bit of your own personality into it. It is better to write a couple of paragraphs of text, where it will be written about the experience of the job seeker. List the techniques used. Talk about how the job seeker views his or her skills and experience with the technologies used in the job in question. Do not write about anything that the jobseeker cannot do, or does not do well, or that is irrelevant.