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This is the second in a series of articles on how to write a resume after maternity leave. The first one can be found here: https://www.careerjet.com/career-advice/how-to-write-a-resume-after-maternity-leave/.
In this article, we will cover:
– What to include in your resume
– How to make the most of your maternity leave
## What to Include in Your Resume
A resume is the most important document that you will ever write in your career. It is the first thing that a hiring manager or recruiter will see about you, so it needs to be well-written, well-organized, and well-thought-out.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you write your resume:
1. Keep it short.
2. Make it easy to read. Use bullet points and short sentences.
3. Focus on what you have done, not what you want to do. Your resume should focus on your accomplishments, not your aspirations. If you don’t have any accomplishments yet, that’s okay. You can always write about what you would like to do in the future. Just make sure that what you are writing about is something that you have already done.
4. Be specific. Don’t just say that you are a “hard worker.” Tell them what you did, how you did it, and why it is relevant to the position you are applying for. For example, instead of saying “I am a hard worker,” say something like, “I have been working on a project for the past three months, and I have completed all of the tasks that were assigned to me.”
5. Include a summary. A summary is a short paragraph at the end of your resume that gives the reader a quick overview of what you’ve done. It can be as short as one sentence or as long as five sentences, depending on how much time you have to write the resume. A good summary should give the reader an idea of who you are and what you can do for the company. It should also give them a sense of how your skills and experience match the requirements of the job.
## How to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave
One of the hardest things about taking maternity leave is that you can’t do any of the things that you normally do to prepare for a new job. When you are at work, you are working, and you are preparing for your next job. However, when you are on maternity leave, you aren’t doing any of those things, so you need to find a way to prepare yourself for the job that you want when you get back to work. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your new job when you return to work:
## Read the Job Description
Before you start writing your resume, it is a good idea to read the job description. This will give you a better idea of what the company is looking for in a new hire, which will help you focus your resume on the skills and experiences that will be most relevant for the position. You don’t need to memorize the entire job description, but you should be able to get a general idea of the responsibilities of the position, the qualifications that are required, and any other information that you think might be important.
## Research the Company
Once you have a good understanding of the company and the job, you can start researching the company to find out more about them. This can be done in a number of ways. You could go to their website and read about them, or you could do a quick Google search to see what information is available about the company on the internet. You may also want to talk to a friend who works at the company or someone who has been working there for a while and ask them what it is like to work there. This way, you will get a feel for the culture, the work environment, and the type of people who work there, which can help you decide if this is the kind of company that you would want to work for. You will also get a better sense of what it will be like when you start working there, so if you decide to apply for a job there, you won’t be as nervous as you would be if you had no idea what the job was like before you started looking for it!
## Update Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is a great way to stay connected with your professional network, and it is also a good way to keep up with what is going on in your industry. You should update your LinkedIn profile to include any new skills or experiences that you’ve gained since you last updated your profile.