If you think you’re capable but are continuously being rejected from jobs, you probably need to give a look to your curriculum vitae. Sounds illogical? It is not as illogical as you’ve considered. A resume or commonly known curriculum vitae CV is a very important document that carries the weight of all your academic and work achievements in it. Agree or not but a resume gives your first impression when you are not present in front of the reader. Just like any other formal application or letter a resume also is not taken seriously unless written professionally. You can have more qualification and experience than others but unless you convince the reader with a first impression that you’re capable he’d most probably ignore you.
The question is, how is that first impression supposed to be made? That is by making your resume look professional such that it grabs the first sight. You cannot just sit down for 10 minutes and make a word document ready with everything typed there in a disorganized manner. That is not called resume!
Though there is not a universal method of creating resumes, there are yet some formats that are widely accepted throughout the world. The job type that you’re applying for should help you to select which format to use. The commonly used resume formats are chronological, functional, combination and targeted. If you have no idea what these formats look like, you should think of using the option of MS Word resume templates. There are hundreds of resume templates online which you can use for your CV to make it look professional and give a first good impression to your reader convincing him to read your CV carefully hence concluding you are capable.