A resume is a critical part of your job hunting experience, as it’ll convince a potential employer to hire you. Here’s how to do it right, according to an HR expert.

During the pandemic, thousands of people lost their jobs, as businesses temporarily or even permanently closed down. In fact, at its height, the pandemic wiped out a whopping 1.7 million wage and salary jobs here in the country in the 12 months to January 2021. This reversed the gains made from 2015 to 2019, which saw an average annual growth of 4.6% for wage and salary employment. 

Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom any longer. As people slowly learned to live with COVID-19, the country’s economy began to get back on its feet, and so did the job market. A study by JobStreet has even shown that one in two companies—primarily made up of large companies with more than 160 employees—say that their hiring plan is now back to pre-pandemic levels. 

This is very good news for job hunters, especially those who are seeking new employment to recover from the losses brought about by the pandemic. Yes, job hunting can be a long and tricky experience that begins with finding the right job posting and sending in your application. But you can’t let your nerves get the better of you and end up sending a resume that either says too much or doesn’t include important information that employers seek. 

To help jobseekers like yourself with your resume, we asked for tips from AboitizPower’s Talent Attraction Manager and the CEO and Co-Founder of HIP Careers, Pat Dimayuga. Here's what he has to say.

What to Put in Your Resume

According to Pat, the ideal length for resumes is around two to three pages. “You’re not submitting a biography or book,” he points out. 

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