How to Make a Great Resume

~ Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:15 AM ~

A resume is very important as it represents yourself when you are trying to secure a job.

Resume must be simple yet professional and stands out from the rest as employers go through a lot of resume when they are in the process of hiring a new employee.

Although I am no longer working, I do still helped out by forwarding my resume template to my ex-colleagues and friends who are looking to change jobs.

Now how to make a resume?

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Below are some on my personal tips:

- Write out your personal details so that it's easy to read at a glance. Details such as name, race, age, marital status, some of the common things that an employer or headhunter will look at very quickly.

- Summarised your education background in a few lines. I personally will just list down the year, education place and the grades/certificates attained.

- Summarised your working experience as brief as possible. I normally put in the duration employed, job title and job scopes and what I have achieved and contributed towards the company during my employment period.

- I will personally leave the hobbies and extra-curricular activities out. However, things worth putting into the resume are such as awards you have received in previous or current working place, or accomplishments that might make you stand out from the rest of the candidates.

- Try not to have more than 2 pages for your resume.

- Other details worth taking note of is the font size, standardisation of your font type and grammatical errors.

- If you are sending your resume via email, please make sure you convert your document to PDF format, as the file size will be smaller and your document and contents are protected and not being able to be tampered with easily.

What are your personal tips in making a resume?

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Baby Changing Station

~ Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM ~

If you are a parent, you will surely have or need to use this: Baby Changing Station.

Now, what is a baby changing station? It is a table on which you lay your baby down to change his or her diaper. So, regardless your child is on disposable or cloth diapers, like I said earlier, we as a parent will surely own one.... or at least need to use one when we are out and about.

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To be honest, we don't own one but we do McGyver-ise one of our office tables to be a baby changing station. Now of course, we don't just simply take a table and use it as a baby changing station! We have to consider whether the table is sturdy enough to support the weight of our child, whether the surface of the table is comfortable to place our child on, and whether the size is wide and long enough for our child to be placed on the table. And as our child grows up, we have to consider the functionalities as well, whether it can be used for other purposes later on.

When we go out, I like to check out the baby rooms facility provided by the place we go to. Some of the places (like malls) have wall mounted baby changing station which is space saving and strong while some places make use of changing pads and placed them on some table or racks.

Do you have a baby changing station?

What features do you think is important in a baby changing station?

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~ Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM ~

The first time I look twice at semi trucks is after I watched Sylvester Stallone's "Over the Top" movie.

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In this 1987 drama and action film, Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone), a truck driver who is also a famed arm wrestler walked out on his wife and son years ago, and is asked by his wife now in the hospital to take his son Michael home to see her before her surgery. Initially, both father and son are like oil and water. Lincoln makes an honest attempt to bond with his son who eventually softens, until he gets home to learn that his mom died from complications and custody is being fought over by his rich grandfather, who hates Lincoln's guts. Lincoln decides to put all his money on the line in a Vegas arm wrestling showdown to start his life over again. At some point Michael realizes that Lincoln truly does love him and supported his father.

I feel sad watching the part where Lincoln had to sell off his truck at the place where commercial trucks are for sale in order to raise enough money to go to Vegas and bet on himself for the arm wrestling showdown. Such a sacrifice to give up his beloved truck which he used to earn his living so that he could have a chance to win and gain back his precious son.

It is such as inspiring and meaningful movie where a father struggles to make ends meet and to be able to start his life anew with his estranged son. The songs in this movie is also very uplifting, particularly the "Meet Me Halfway". The lyrics are just so meaningful and the song just hits your emotions!

Now every time I see a truck or hear this song, I'll be reminded of this movie.

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