Tips For Applicants: Resume Guide
To increase your chances of being contacted for a position with DynCorp International, submitting a solid, well-structured resume is vital. Please review the top 10 resume building tips below:
1. Do not exceed two pages.
Recruiters are reviewing numerous resumes at a time; keep yours as brief as possible.
2. Ensure your contact information is correct and up-to-date.
Even if your contact information is current in the application system, make sure it is also correct on all documents that you submit.
3. Review spelling and grammar.
In addition to running your software’s built-in spell check feature double-check your resume before submitting. If English is not your native language, local agencies, English schools and other resources can provide assistance.
4. Tailor your resume/CV.
Effective resumes reflect how your skills match the requirements of a specific job posting. In order to accomplish this, ensure you have thoroughly reviewed the job description, make note of qualification requirements listed within it that are applicable to your experience, and highlight those in your resume. Also make sure to use keywords that pertain to your field of work throughout. For example, if you work in the procurement realm you should have words such as: procurement, contracts, subcontracts, bids, purchases and orders appearing frequently within the body of your resume.
5. Provide a professional email address.
Provide a professional email address such as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as less professional email addresses containing nicknames, etc., are not advisable when communicating with a potential employer.
6. Don’t just define, exemplify.
When listing tasks and responsibilities from previous positions make sure to include your most significant accomplishments while in those roles. The ultimate goal is to portray yourself as an invaluable asset to a team and company. Don’t assume recruiters know everything about your employment history and experience.
7. Provide specific employment dates.
In addition to years of experience, also list the months you were employed with past companies.
8. Cover letter not always necessary.
Unless the job specifically requires a cover letter or summary page during their application process, it’s not always necessary to submit one. Focus your time on perfecting your resume.
9. Online profiles should match your resume/CV.
Online profiles such as those on LinkedIn or job boards contain information such as years of experience and former employers. When creating these be sure they are consistent with your resume.
10. Must haves.
List all applicable certifications and the highest level of education you have achieved. Also, add specific software, platforms and systems you are proficient in working with, as well as laws and regulations you are familiar with that directly relate to the position you are applying to. Most importantly, always be accurate and sincere.