Your Brand…

Lately, some of my previous students are asking for a copy of my resume. I know I’m not an expert on how to apply for a job but I think it’s best to set define your brand before applying for a job.

  1. Make a Good Resume

    Arrange your resume to display your skills. Maybe for students applying for an on-the-job training (OJT) and for newly grads, it might be better to arrange your resume in this fashion:

  • Contact Details
  • Degree earned
  • Skills
  • Others

In the future if you have your work experience already, you could arrange it this way:

  • Contact Details
  • Work Experience
  • Skills
  • Degree earned
  • Others

You could also place a link pointing to your online resume for a more detailed skill set or you can place a QR code like this one for potential employers to scan and save your details right away:

Always remember that we are a technology based generation, information is mostly online nowadays.

 

  1. Network!

    It’s a good practice to have a personal calling card. It’s a good style to showcase your talents in making your calling cards. You could have your own logo or insert a QR code as well.

     

  2. Make your Portfolio

    As I have said: “Information is mostly online nowadays.” People should see what you can do. Photographers and Web Designers shouldn’t be the only people that have portfolios! Programmers should showcase what they can do and Engineers should show their works, knowledge and skills on a website. You may find a good blog site or you may even make your own.

Finding a job nowadays is very difficult and finding a good employee is harder! We may never know when we are being head hunted for a position. Always update your resume and be prepared for what it is to come.