If you are aware of the technology trends and following the tech market news in last decade, UX is the fastest growing field. Many companies are hiring UX to understand the behavior of their end user.
“User experience is all about understanding and gathering the information from the end user to know what they want, regardless of what’s being built”
While searching a job you should apply the same approach, portray the potential employer as an end user and craft your resume, portfolios accordingly. Go to client or company sites and job review sites to find out about their culture, products, and projects. Identify your interviewer and learn more about his or her background, needs, and interests on LinkedIn, Twitter, or a personal blog. This approach will definitely land you to get your dream job.
But there is a fact that no resume can get your job at the top tech companies, all it will do is to get you to the next stage of the process.
While formatting your resume keep these things in mind:
- Who is reading your resume?
- What are their goals?
- What will be the effective deliverable?
Avoid these basic mistakes to minimize the rejection:
- Inconsistent typesetting
- Poor portfolio
- Too many pages
- Grammatical errors
- Objective doesn’t match with the job description, job hopping.
Tips for making your profile to clear the next stage:
- Include the basics –
The following items are required at the very top of your resume:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- LinkedIn Profile
Even you can add twitter feeds, blog address, online portfolio link and Behance profile if you have. Keep the information in standard format. Nowadays many companies are using Application Tracking Systems that parse email addresses and phone numbers are looking for patterns. Make sure to do hyperlinks in the right place.
- Don’t be too fancy- As you know how to design infographics, it doesn’t mean you should include it in your resume, As I told about ATS, which keep track on candidates. These systems are parsing resumes as well. So if you upload the resume with tons of graphics, it’s not going to parse
- List the skill sets and clients- List Previous Clients and Skill Set before the position so recruiters and hiring managers don’t have to read further down the resume.
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