How to Write an Effective Resume: 3 Tips to make your resume stand out
The resume is the first impression recruiters will have of an applicant. Having a great resume will increase your chances of landing that dream job. Job seekers make many costly mistakes in this important first step in the job searching process. An estimated 77% of hiring managers immediately disqualify resumes because of grammatical mistakes or typos. Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds scanning a resume.
As a hiring manager, Christina Alva has seen many new professionals make mistakes in their resume that cost them the job. As a career coach she helps job seekers avoid these costly mistakes and land their dream job. In her book, Beyond the Job Description: How to Succeed in the Workplace, Christina walks new professionals through the process of writing an effective resume as well as providing inside tips to navigate their career.
Christina will share the following tips to make your resume stand out.
- Why you need a cover letter and what it should contain
- How to highlight your skills and experience
- Why you should review your resume
With Christina’s top three tips for writing an effective resume you will be on your way to landing your dream job.
Presenter: Christina Alva
Christina Alva is a lead data analytic developer for a top research firm in Washington, D.C. She is a supervisor and recruiter and has worked in Corporate America and for the Federal and State governments. As a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics in 2010, Christina took a job as a programmer and fell in love with the industry. Although she never thought of herself as a programmer, Christina tapped into her love for math and problem-solving.
Christina enjoys helping others succeed in the workplace and providing guidance on achieving career goals and being successful. She has helped people find jobs by improving and perfecting their resumes, sharpening their interview skills, and finding mentors to guide them along the way. She is a board member with the non-profit organization, Coders Who Travel. The goal of the organization is to build a community of programmers who want to give back to their communities by providing technical assistance and training to help others succeed in the industry.
Aside from work, Christina loves writing, dancing, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family. She is a brand Partner with Nerium International and loves helping people look and feel great.