Biodata Format / December 12, 2018 / Nanette Watson
When you search for job openings online some companies will have on their websites which online resume format is acceptable. If you dont know which format is acceptable to a certain company call them and ask. The worst thing you can do is send an online resume in the wrong format and have it ignored. PLAIN TEXT RESUME This format is also referred to as ASCII. Many companies used to accept this type of resume a few years ago when searching for a job on the internet was still new. When this format is used the resume is written in plain text with no formatting. The resume is sent in an email to the employer. Unfortunately because the resume is unformatted it looks pretty ugly and is hard to read. With the advancements in word processing and email functions companies are turning towards more professional looking online resume formats.
Not all of us have that strong work history displaying a clear career path. For many reasons including the unavailability of the right job many of us have taken a job outside of what would be considered a normal career path. If this applies to you then you may be more interested in the next format. Functional Resume The functional resume places a heavy emphasis on skills and abilities. If you have a very strong skill-set however you lack a solid work history you may want to consider the functional format. By drawing the employers attention to your strong set of relevant skills your lack of a solid work history becomes of secondary importance. Did you notice I said relevant skills? By relevant I mean of course those skills that directly apply to the job position the employer is trying to fill.
In the Philippines a biodata is a simple "fill-up" form. It is also used in skill-intensive jobs - for welders machine operators construction jobs and simple house and store helpers. It is important for you to know what your requirements are before applying for any position. With its short length the biodata can be an effective tool for the hiring manager to have a quick glance about one s education and experiences and thus evaluate its relevance to the specific job vacancy. From the past employment experiences written on the biodata one can correlate it to the future job performances of an applicant.