Module 5 Discussion
For your first post: Discuss the components of an effective resume. What are the differences between a job specific skill and a transferable skill? Why is it important to know the difference when applying for a job? What are some transferable skills you have?
On average companies receive approximately 250 resumes for a single job vacancy (Scalco, 2017). It is therefore essential to make a resume stand out to give the applicant a higher competitive advantage. The vital components of an effective resume include (Bucknell University, n.d):
The resume must be easy to read since employers are busy and do not have time. The presentation must be neat, logical and precise making sure to capture the reader’s attention to the critical information. Again, it should be minimal in length as very long resumes my bore the reader…………………words 361