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The Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing - Part 2/6 - The Audience
So by now hopefully we've realized why putting effort into writing a resume is important, it helps you stand out when your face isn't there to do the talking for you. I've pulled a couple statistics out of the link above, and I'd like to share those. On average, for every 200 resumes read, one (1), interview will be granted. This gives your resume about 10-20 seconds to make an impression on whomever is reading it. Let's talk about the components that go into making that impression. When writing a resume, you have to know your target audience. Is your target a large, well-established corporation? Chances are you'll be writing a more formal resume. A brand new start-up focused on sending the word "Yo" to anyone with the app (actually exists....)? Changes are your resume will be much more conversationally written. Knowing your audience enables you to tailor both what you list on your resume and how you list it. What values and skills does the target company need? What experiences do you have that will address those? These are two of the main questions to be asking yourself when writing (which we will get to in part 3). I like to ask myself another question here. What superficially unrelated experiences have I had that I can link to the target company/position. For example, when I was applying for positions at a company that works in an international market, detailing my experiences with adapting to foreign environments and customs helped get me interviews and a position there for next summer. Even though these were not always jobs (just travel in many cases), it showcased an adaptability that the company did not know it wanted, and as such made a great impression! Talking about yourself when writing a resume can be an awkward experience, to say the least. It is hard to draw a line between advertising yourself and bragging or being arrogant. Day to day, we don't have to advertise ourselves (generalizations I know), and as such tend to be more modest about accomplishments and skills. A resume is not the place to downplay your achievements. Make assertions about what you have done, and make sure these assertions are based in facts. Don't exaggerate to the point where a past employer would say that your description is inconsistent with the work you did in that position. You want to make sure that you accurately and glowingly describe yourself to whomever reads your resume. To pull another quote from the article I linked, "People more often buy the best advertised product than the best product." You need to show how your combination of skills and mindset (or whatever characteristics you are focusing on) put you at an advantage. You may not have a perfect 4.0 in university, but having a broader skillset can easily make up for differences in abilities. Companies aren't hiring robots, they are hiring people to work within teams and those who can progress and learn. Now we come to an interesting subject, summaries. I have seen resumes that have summaries, I personally do not have one. I feel it is more important to keep your resume to a single side of a single page (at least early in a career) than it is to summarize what you are planning to say in person. Granted, this approach is based on my personal situation, as my resumes are given out in person and are accompanied by conversations with a recruiter or such. For applications online, a summary may be more in order, but I've still left my summary to the cover letter (a more personalized note to whomever/whichever company you are applying to). (I'm thinking about doing explanations about cover letters after I finish my sections on resumes). Long story short, a summary is your choice, but don't get bogged down in tedious wording, it will tire the reader and will get your resume tossed (often literally into a bin). Once you've identified who you are speaking to, what you want to communicate to them, and how you want to do just that, you are ready to start writing your resume! Remember as we go forward, resumes are not to be set in stone, let yours be flexible, change it, update it, personalize it to the company you are applying to, trust me, it makes a difference. Next time we will actually begin the process of writing your resume!
How to enhance your cab business to adapt to the modern generation?
Are you a taxi fleet owner who is not satisfied with the revenue generated by your taxi business? Have you tried several ways to improve your business yet never witnessed improvement? Yes? Maybe it’s time for a change. This five minutes good read will guide you to change the way your business operates. Upgrade your business Don’t get stuck with the conventional way of taxi booking. Move on and make use of the technology to transform your business. With the advent of on-demand apps that provides an option to book a cab in a single tap, your target audience will no longer be interested in calling your taxi business to make their bookings.  Get your business an app that makes both your life and the lives of your customers easy. As you’re planning to develop an on-demand app for your taxi business, you need to consider including a few features that can add value to your business. Pre-booking management Enable a feature that lets your user book your taxi in advance. You can have a full view of the advanced bookings in the admin panel, assisting you in managing your fleets accordingly. You’re also provided with the details of all real-time bookings taking place through the app. Chat option Adding a chat option will help in addressing the issues of both the users and drivers effectively. It helps in improving the overall experience and the working of your taxi app. Also, it increases trust among your target group and makes them prefer your business over your competitors for their future bookings.  Also, when a customer is stuck in a meeting or classroom where he/she couldn’t call the driver, chat feature lets them communicate with the driver to wait, postpone, or cancel the ride. Effective cost estimates Generally, trips are categorized into airport rides and rides inside the city. Airports rides take quite a long time than regular rides. If you have the same fare for airport rides as regular rides, then you would end up running your taxi business in a loss. So have a different billing strategy for airport rides and be clear about it to avoid confusion among your users. Enable audio notifications As drivers are continually riding the taxis, most often, they won’t be getting the chance to check your app. It’s better to let them know about the upcoming rides or other vital details through the integration of the audio notification feature to your app. The user can also be provided with the same functionality to keep them posted about your offers and discounts. This makes the app user-friendly in the eyes of both the drivers and the users. Go for Uber clone apps Enough of the detailing about features to be included by your app, let’s get into the actual development phase of your app. As we mention app development, many people will think that the process is going to consume a lot of time to hit the market. Don’t fret. We have got you covered. Several app development companies have on-demand Uber clone apps on board that can be easily customized. All you have to do is find the app development firm that suits your requirements and cost, get them to personalize the Uber clone scripts.  So, what are you waiting for? Get your taxi app business developed like a pro and rock the ride-hailing industry.
Ultimate guide to building a rental marketplace with modern tech stack
From primitive days to the present world, the sharing of products and also ideas is most common among us. With this spark, some of the creative-minded entrepreneurs have focused their vision on the rental marketplace. As we all know, the rentals play a major role in our day to day life and it has been well developed and it is brimming very well. Business on such demand will help you to reach greater heights. But the marketplace without challenges is impossible. With the growing fame in a marketplace, choosing the tech stack becomes a challenge for entrepreneurs. In this post, I’ll guide you about the right tech stack to build the rental marketplace, Choosing the right tech stack that powers up your rental business Technology has the greatest impact on how your product works and also how it will perform in the future. The tech stack also influences the scalability of the product and also dealt with the investment of money and time. Front end interface – ReactJS React is an advanced JavaScript library for creating user interfaces. It is evolving at an impressively increasing rate to build better and modern User Interfaces. Above all, the core objective of React js is providing the best rendering performance to improve the user experience. Top players using React js Here are some of the big brands that are using React js, Facebook Airbnb Instagram WhatsApp Netflix Why choose React js for the rental marketplace? React js is a miniature library but also it serves as multiple possible advantages to boost traction of rental marketplaces. Explaining some of the prior reasons, Increase the performance speed by eliminating the usage of code-heavy frameworks. Re-usability of code that helps you in saving a lot of time and also provides a smooth user experience. Search Engine Optimization is the gateway to boost user traffic onto your rental platforms. React js significantly reduces page load time through faster rendering speed. Hence it provides seamless SEO integration. Backend interface – Express js Express js is a web application and open-source framework of Nodejs that allows you to run a mobile as well as a web application and it is light, scalable and cross-platform to execute code. It also uses an event-driven I/O model which makes it extremely efficient. Popular giants using Express NodeJS Listing some of the popular giants, Uber PayPal Linkedin Medium How it serves you the best tech stack for your rental marketplaces? Easily scalable in both horizontal and vertical directions. Increase the code execution speed by implementing the code easier and faster. Easily customizable according to the requirements. Database – MySQL It is one of the most popular databases widely used. It is an open-source, reliable database management system that is compatible with all major hosting providers, cost-effective and easy to manage. Many online marketplaces are leveraging the data security and strong transactional support offered by MySQL to secure online transactions, enhance customer interactions and also help boost revenue. Who uses MySQL? Some of the major sites like, Airbnb Uber YouTube Flickr Google What made you choose this technology for your rental marketplace? It ensures the financial transactions hence the customer can make worry-free transactions online. Providing ultimate platform flexibility to enterprises who need additional features and functionalities for their database servers. Above all, protecting sensitive business information is the primary concern for every online business. It ensures data security and safer connections. Do you have the apt solution for your rental marketplace with the right tech stack? Choosing the best rental marketplace solution with the right tech stack leads to a smooth development process that results in fast turnaround time and better performances of your web application. Achieve your business goals by choosing the perfect solution, RentALLScript - Airbnb clone which serves as the best solution for your rental marketplace with the above tech stacks and also helps you run your rental business efficiently. Article originally published in rental marketplace