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Tips on Selecting Best Format for Resume

Resume is always the most important document when we talk about job search. Therefore, it is very important that you must focus on creating an impressive resume using the best of the format which brings out your achievements and qualifications in the most pleasant manner.

This post talks about essential tips which will help you select the best format for creating your resume. But before that let us read more about different types of resume formats.

Different Formats for Resume

Chronological

This is the most widely used format in which you begin listing everything in a reverse chronological manner. You start with the most recent of the events and go backwards. Peoples of all profession have been using this format from the longest times. But it is quite strange that person applying for managerial post is using the same format as used for the worker for the position of a peon. This is just not right and would completely fail you in creating an impression.

Functional

This is a much recent format and it focuses on mentioning particulars the concentrate on the profile for which you are applying by highlighting the important skills and talents in relation with that specific job. The idea is to be specific and keep the information limited by targeting on the position and qualities you possess for that possible. This is a more focused and personalized resume format.

Combination Format

This is a blend of the formats mentioned above. This format focuses on the relevant skills, achievements, qualifications, abilities related with the job and synergizes all this information using the chronological format. This makes it a perfect choice which helps you focus on the profile without missing on the order of dates.

But this information doesn’t really bring clarity on which format you should select for creating your resume. Well the next section of this post can help you answer this question.

Tips on Picking Perfect Format for Resume

Here are some tips which will help you make the right choice. As you are aware about the kinds of resume formats that are used, the next step is to know that which format fits well with what kinds of profiles, industries etc. Read on and learn which format is good for what profiles.

Using Chronological Resume Format

  • If you are a beginner or you have just spent few years in the industry then again, this is a good choice for you.
  • If you are a beginner or you have just spent few years in the industry then again, this is a good choice for you.
  • Good for all those people who have stayed and worked in the same field for a very long period and have had a smooth and steady career in it. If you are applying for the job in the same industry or field, chronological resume is a good pick.
  • With a steady career in the same field, employer wants to know about your progress, achievements and performance in a chronological order to have a better understanding of your performance over a long period.
  • This format helps in showing a smooth progress to the top which would work in the benefit of the candidate.

Using Functional Resume Format

  • Functional resume format is good when you have had some gaps in your career. This means that you started working and then took a break from work or you have made a big change in your career like change in industry or profile.
  • Such formats are also effective when you are focusing on a specific profile. In such a case, mentioning information like abilities, performance, achievements in relation with that position are required to be mentioned.

Using Combination Resume Format

  • If you wish to have a change in your career, for instance, you want to switch from one industry to another, then you must select combination resume format.
  • If you wish to focus on specifically developed skills, abilities and potential in connection with some specific profile then again you can use this format.
  • If you are highly skilled and a great performer in some specific field then again you can select this format.

So keep these tips in mind while selecting the format for resume and you would never fail to impress the employer. Always remember that resume marks your first impression and therefore, you must never make any compromise with drafting a finest resume that highlights your strengths.

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Posted by Hrformats - September 16, 2016 at 6:13 AM

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How to Draft Character Reference Letter for Job

If you have never written a Character Reference Letter for a job before then surely it is a difficult task for you. It is a big responsibility to write this letter but don’t have to get worried as with the right steps, it is quite a sorted process. If you have some basic information handy then you can write a properly framed formal Character Reference Letter for job.

This article rolls out some steps that will make writing this letter a much easier task for you. So before heading to write this letter, read these simple guidelines which can be of great help to you.

1. Talk About Your Background and Relationship With That Person

You must start straight with introducing yourself to the reader. Your name, how are you related to the person for whom you are writing this letter, for how long have you known this person, how did the two of you meet etc. You must include all the information related with the association between you and the person so that the reader has a clear understanding of the relationship.

2. Keep the Format in Mind

As it is a formal letter, so you have to keep in mind the format. In such letters, there have to be three paragraphs. The first one being the introduction which talks about the relationship, the second one in which you will mention the analysis of a person’s character and the last paragraph which is the closing paragraph. Follow this format to keep your letter well formed and informed.

3. Keep it Positive

It is very important that your letter leaves the reader with a positive impressive of the person in question. And to do so, you have to provide your honest assessment which talks about personality, goals, conduct, achievements of the person.

4. Check the Tone

The tone of the letter is an integral part of it and must always be checked. You must keep the tone formal and respectful. You have to be honest about what you are writing. If the reader is some person of esteem then you must address him the right way. Nowhere in the letter, your tone should go out of place or else it will completely ruin the impact of your assessment.

5. Know the Reader to Address Correctly

Before you start writing the letter, you must find out who is the person to whom you should be addressing your letter. This is important so that your letter reaches the right person and creates the right impression. Wrongly addressed letters are always a disaster and must be checked.

6. Don’t Miss on Checking and Editing

Once the letter has been framed, it must be checked from different aspects to make sure that the letter you have written, meets it purpose to the best possible levels. Once the letter is complete, you must take out some time to read it. Read it to make sure that there are no grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and to ensure that the information that you have mentioned it correct.  Though word processing technology make things a lot easier but never completely depend on technology.

7. Submit a Draft to the Person in Question

Make sure that you send a copy of the same to the person in question because he also needs to know what all information has been included in the letter.

With these points, your letter is complete in every sense.

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Posted by Hrformats - September 10, 2016 at 6:54 AM

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10 Good Enough Reasons to Quit Your Job

Switching a job is surely not an easy thing to do. It demands lots of efforts from looking for a job to applying for it and finally facing the interview. There is one very important thing to do while you are going for the interview and it is to have a strong reason prepared for leaving your present job.

Well it is very important that you frame a proper reason before heading for your interview. So here are 10 smart reasons which are good enough for quitting your job.

1. Did Not Like What I Was Doing

It is quite genuine that you are leaving your job because you were not enjoying the work you were doing. May be the job did not turn out to be what you anticipated it to be at the time of job acceptance. There are times in our career when one day we suddenly realize that we are interested in something else on reevaluating our goals.

2. Don’t Gel With My New Boss

Yes, it does happen. When your old boss leaves and you are not able to work under your new boss, you decide you leave. The organizational changes in the company often result into many employees looking for a change because their bosses change and they no longer are able to work with the new bosses and deliver with their services.

3. Got a Better Offer From Another Organization

Many a times you leave a job because you have got a better deal with some other company. You have been offered a hike in salary, a promotion or you just wanted to switch the company, all these reasons work very well because employees switch jobs for better jobs, for higher salaries and it is very much acceptable.

4. Under-utilized or Over-qualified

We all look for jobs which are perfect for us, which perfectly satisfy all our needs but sometimes we end up accepting jobs which are not are dream jobs because our priority is to earn money. In such a scenario, quitting a job is the right thing to do because you are not doing justice to your skills and to your future and moving ahead is the right thing.

5. Other Goals to Accomplish

There is no harm is leaving a job when you realize that you have various other goals in life which you want to achieve. You can always include them as reasons for leaving your job but make sure these goals are for self improvement. You may want to travel, you may want to strudy….. know what your goal is and just say it all.

6. From Part-Time or Freelance to Full-Time

If you are working on part0time basis and not you want to want to head for a proper full-time job then this is again a very strong and valid reason for quitting for you to make a move towards a better job.

7. Personal Issues Needed Attention

Sometimes in life you have more important things to take care of over your career. You have to step back from a job and take care of the situation. It can be some emergency in the family or some medical condition that has compelled you to take such a decision.

8. Long Term Pending Promotion is Still Due

This is one of the worst things to happen. When you have given your best at your job and you are expecting a promotion and it doesn’t happen, it gets very frustrating. When the promotion is pending  for too long, it is always good to walk out of the job.

9. You Have Been Laid Off

It’s a bad news but you don’t have to feel bad about it provided you have not been laid off because of your ineffective working. Many a times during mergers and acquisitions, regardless of performance, you are laid off by companies.

10. You Were Fired

If you have been fired then surely this is not a very good thing to share in an interview but you must not even lie about it. And of course you will be asked about the reason for getting fired, so be prepared for it. While answering this question, make sure that you don’t end up saying anything bad about your employer. You have to be very cautious about the reason you state.

So with these reasons, you can always have your answer ready for quitting the job without any doubts. Use these reasons with smartness and you will crack it right!!!!!

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Posted by Hrformats - September 8, 2016 at 7:36 AM

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How to Write Formal Confirmation Email for Attending Meeting

If you have received an invitation for attending a meeting then you must reply to the invitation. It is important to respond to the invitation so that the host is aware about your presence or absence. Sending a formal confirmation email for attending meeting is highly recommended as it is the right conduct.

Given below are some steps which must be followed to write a perfect professional email confirming your attendance at the meeting. Use these steps to write your email and you would never go wrong!!!

Always Address it Correct

You must address your email to the right person. Technically, you should write your response to the person from whom you have received the invitation or else any other name mentioned in the invitation for RSVP.

Come Straight to the Point

You must without any delay come straight to the point because of which you are writing this email. If you are attending the meeting then you must confirm your attendance. Do not forget to mention the date and time of the meeting.

Talk About Work, If Any

If you have to carry a report along or make some presentation at the meeting then you must also mention that you will come prepared with the task.

Enclosures, If Any

If you think you are required to send any attachments with the mail, include them in your email and end your letter.

These steps will surely make this task a lot easier for you and you will be able to draft a precise formal confirmation email with perfection.

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Posted by Hrformats - September 1, 2016 at 1:06 PM

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How to Write a Letter of Interest for Job (with Sample Letters)

If you are looking for a job then letter of intent can be a helpful tool. But before starting to write the letter, you must find out as much information possible about the company as it will help you write a letter with perfection. The more the information, the better will be your letter. Letter of interest is sent to a prospective employer(s) that may be hiring but have not come up with a particular job opening for which you can apply. Your letter helps you put forward your skills and experience that would interest the company.

Tips for writing formal letter of interest for job

This post unveils steps of writing a professionally framed letter of interest for job. Use these steps to write an impressive letter.

Address Letter to a Specific Person

Your seriousness about the job reflects in your efforts to find out the specific person whom you should address your letter when you are inquiring about the job. So be specific!!

Come to The Point

You must waste no time in introducing yourself and stating the reason because of which you are writing this letter. The purpose has to be clear in every sense.

Connect Your Qualities, Skills and Experience

Now it is the time to present your qualities, abilities, skills and experiences in connection with what the company actually looks for while hiring new employees. This would be based on the online and offline research done by you in relation with the job you are applying for. This is your chance to present yourself as a strong candidate for a particular profile and you must do it to the best.

Letter and Resume Have to Be Independent

There has to be a connection between your letter of interest and resume but don’t forget that each should be an independent document. Do not make both documents look alike. Some important information will surely be a part of both the documents but don’t make them look same in any case.

Include Your Contact Information

Do not forget to include your contact details. You must mention your email id or telephone number in case the employer wants to get in touch with you.

Keep Tone Professional

The tone of the letter has to be formal and so is the information. Do not include anything unnecessary like marital status, hobbies etc. Always check for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

Include Resume Reference

You must include reference of your resume in your interest letter. You can say… as you can see in my resume…. This would develop the interest in the employer to read your resume.

Don’t Forget to Follow Up

Don’t think that your job is done once you have sent the letter. NO!!! You are suppose to take the follow up. This will again reflect your genuine interest in the job.

End it With a Request for Meeting

You must end your letter with a hope to meet soon. This is the right and positive way of ending your letter.

Use these steps and you will surely be able to write a perfect letter of interest for job which will increase your chances of getting one!!!

Sample of Letter Format of Interest for Job

Mathew Jacob

42 Richmond Street,

New York

Date: 27th August, 2016

Julia Mars

Human Resource Manager,

XYZ Development Bank

11, Park Avenue,

New York

Dear Ms. Julia,

I had an opportunity to interact with the customer support team of your bank while conducting a research for my project. Though my interaction was formal yet friendly but it was still a memorable experience. Their promptness to help customers and willingness to offer the best of the support was very impressive. With their conduct, it was evident that it is an integral part of Company’s value system. And this is why I am writing this letter to you because I feel my personal values might benefit your customer support team.

I understand the importance of personal accountability and I have always represented my employer and myself in a professional way. I work hard to make sure that my work and services are best. If I am hired by your company then I would ensure that I deliver highly professional and prompt customer services, just the way you expect your employees to. I am a dedicated and optimistic person and I love to work in teams.

For information on my qualification and experience, please find my resume attached with the letter. Please do not hesitate to contact me any time at 123-456-789 or email me at matherw@aaa.com. I would be happy to know the best time to meet you in person.

Thank you for your time.

Regards,

Mathew Jacob

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Posted by Hrformats - August 31, 2016 at 12:26 PM

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Address Proof Letter for Employee

There are various reasons for which an employee might require the proof of his address to submit as an important document for official purpose. Being the HR of the company, you might need to frame a formal address proof letter for an employee of your company.

Here is a sample address proof letter for employee which you can use for creating a personalized letter. This example contains all the essential details that should be a part of a perfect letter.

Sample Address Proof Letter for Employee

ADDRESS PROOF LETTER FOR EMPLOYEE

To Whomsoever it may concern

 

This is to confirm that ­­­­Mr. Richard Brown is working with ABD Bank Pvt. Ltd as Relationship Manager. According to the records of the company, he has been associated with the organization since 25th November, 2012. We would also like to confirm that the present address of ­­­­Mr. Richard Brown is “15 A, IX Block, Harrison Residence Society, New York” as per the Employee Records of the company.

Sincerely

Samantha Smith

HR Manager

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Posted by Hrformats - August 26, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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Best 5 Ways to Close Emails and Letters with Perfection

When you are writing a letter to your family or close friends, you can effortlessly close your letter with Love, Hugs etc. but the real dilemma begins when you have to close a letter to a newspaper editor or to the society secretary, we all end up using the same old way.

If you also get confused after completing the letter about closing it effectively then this post addresses your problem in the best possible way. Read through these simple yet impressive 5 ways which are perfect to close your emails and letters with confidence.

Name Yourself Again

Pose a question to yourself that how are you related to the reader of the letter. Don’t hesitate in answering. Once you know your relationship, it will become a lot easier for you to end your letter in a smart way.

For instance, if you are an aunt writing a letter your niece then Your Affectionate Aunt will add a finishing touch. Likewise you can add some words to it and make it more effective. Here is an example for your help, I trust this response will be satisfactory, and remain yours faithfully.

3S: Short, Simple, Sweet

Keeping the ending simple and short will surely make it sweet. Keep yourself free from all the hassles of thinking something wow because the examples given below are really crisp and effective. Have a look at these sure short endings that never fail…

  • All the best,
  • Cheers,
  • All best otherwise,
  • Regards
  • Adieu, adieu, adieu

Play with Present Participle

Adding an active –ing verb can add a completely new effect to your ordinary ending. For a fine finish, you must play around with present participle for that flawless impression that ensures a great end to a beautifully drafted letter. You can even add some suspense to make your letter all the more interesting.

For example, replacing Very truly yours with Wondering when to expect a response from you will surely make your end as powerful as the content of your letter. Experiment with words to write unforgettable endings.

Keep it Simple with Adverbs

It is the easiest and the smartest way for all those who don’t want to invest much time in thinking that perfect sign-off line. Just prepare a quick list of –ly adverbs and you are sorted. These adverbs promise you a quick and unique ending to your emails and letters. Here are some examples for your reference… Cordially, Affectionately yours, Respectfully yours, Truly Yours etc.

Perfect Prepositions

If you don’t mind being a little more creative then ending the letter with a prepositional phrase is another fabulous way. You can sign off the way you like, from something formal like beyond grateful to something casual like in big hurry.

You can even try something longer if don’t mind extra words while signing off. For instance, With best wishes and a friendly thank you…..

These 5 ways make signing off emails and letters much easier. They cut all the confusion and chaos you have in your mind. Don’t let a bad sign-off statement ruin your letter.

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Posted by Hrformats - August 24, 2016 at 12:24 PM

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Employee Address Proof Letter From Company

Requests for address proof for various reasons keep coming up to companies in relation with the employees. And it is the responsibility of the HR manager or the owner of the company to respond to these requests with complete details in a strict professional manner.

Given below is the sample employee address proof letter from company written in response to the enquiry. Use these template to create a customized letter on behalf of your company.

Format for Employee Address Proof Letter From Company

Ana George
Human Resource Manager

XYZ Investments
Hilton Street
California

Date: August 22, 2016

Henry Cullen

Manager

ABC Banks
12, Herald Street
California

Dear Mr. Cullen,

This letter is in reference to the request for proof of our employee Mr. Raymond Smith as required by you. We would like to inform you that of Mr. Smith has been working with our company from last three years and has been putting up at company apartments. The current address of Mr. Smith is 56, XYZ Apartments, Simon Road, California.

In case, if you need any more information in this regard then please feel free to write to us.

Regards

Ana George
Human Resource Manager

XYZ Investments

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Posted by Hrformats - August 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM

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Employees Salary Transfer Letter to Bank

Being the HR manager of your company, the onus of salary transfer of your employees is on your shoulders. If you have some new employee in the company for which you want the salary transfer to be made or you want the salary transfers of your present employees to be made then you must write a formal employee salary transfer letter to the bank instructing the bank to do the needful.

Given below is a sample format for employee salary transfer letter to bank to help you create a personalized draft with important details required to be included. Use this template given for quick and easy reference.

Employees salary transfer letter format to bank

Andrew Cullen

HR Manager

XYZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

123 Prospect Ave, Apt 111

California

Date: 30th July, 2016

To,

John Smith
Bank Manager
ABC Bank Pvt. Ltd.
123 Park Avenue
California

Sub: Employee Salary Transfer Letter

Dear Sir,

On behalf of XYZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd., I request you to please debit salary of our employees from our bank account, the details of which have been mentioned below:

Name                          Account No.                 Amount

Mary Smith                 123-456-789                $5000

Hugh John                   111-222-444                $5400

Ana Maria                   781-456-113                $4800

Joseph Roy                  564-987-321                $3800

Thanking in anticipation

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Cullen

HR Manager

XYZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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10 Do’s and Don’ts To Follow While Resigning From Your Job

Resigning from your job is as important as applying for a new job. You cannot simply leave a note at the desk of your boss saying that you are resigning or you cannot even have a heated argument with me and simply walk out. There has to be a proper and graceful resignation. It is important because you are leaving your last impression with the organization you have worked and it is recommended that you do it in a professional and pleasant manner.

This article talks about the 10 important dos and don’ts that you must follow while resigning from your job. Keeping these tips in mind can help you leave a positive impression on your employer and will always be helpful in your career directly or indirectly.

Dos To Follow While Resigning

Here are some of the most important dos that you must follow to make it a pleasant experience for you and your employer…

  1. Inform to your boss personally

Make sure you inform your boss about your intention to resign face to face. Sending him an email or leaving a note on his desk is not the right way. Be confident of sharing your decision with him without any fail. Keeping him informed is following the right protocol and will never put you in any kind of tension.

  1. Be prepared

On sharing this information, your boss might propose some offer to you in order to motivate you to stay back. Be prepared with your answer and know how much you are worth. Stay strong and stay practical.

  1. Keep it constructive

While giving reasons for resignation, be positive in criticizing. You have talk with facts and figures in mind as this will make your stand powerful and logical. Keeping it vague will never be a good justification to your decision.

  1. Be helpful

While handing over your work to your colleagues always be helpful. Be ready to guide them as and when it is needed.

  1. Focus on references

During this process, be sure about the people you would want a job reference. This will help you get a better job.

Don’ts To Follow While Resigning

Now we have the list of things you must never do while resigning from your job…..

  1. Don’t make things awkward

It is important to leave your job gracefully, bragging about your new job can make others feel bad. Never do anything that makes other people feel bad and make things awkward for you in any way. This is one of the most common mistakes we all make when we are happy thereby making things awkward for everyone around us.

  1. Don’t make it public on social media

Never ever announce all this on social media as it is highly unprofessional and damaging to your image for long run. Keep it personal and subtle. Announcing things like this on social networking websites is beyond damage.

  1. Don’t forget to clean your computer

Never ever forget to clean your system. Before leaving make sure that you have removed all your files and data from the computer you have been using at your workplace. Transfer your personal data and make things clean for a fresh start.

  1. Don’t be negative

Every organization has some negative things but talking about them when you are leaving the job is not the right time and especially if you are being negative instead of being constructive. If you cannot be positive, it is better to be quiet.

  1. Don’t refuse to work for notice period

If it is in your contract then you must serve the notice period without making it a topic for discussion. There is no harm in serving for the notice period to keep things simple and sorted. In fact, always keep your joining keeping in mind the notice period as it will never spoil your relationship with your present or future company.

Use these points to make your resignation comfortable and hassle free. With these dos and don’ts, you will never spoil your association with your employer.

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