Quick Resume Tips

20 Do’s and Don’ts Successful Job Seekers Follow

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will ever create.  How effective it is  (or isn’t) can determine your whole career path.

Your resume is essentially a snapshot of your experience, accomplishments, and skills that employers use to determine whether or not you are a  good fit for the job.

You want to make sure your resume is as strong as  possible. Follow these quick resume tips that will help you get  that new job!

Resume Do’s

If you want to make a good impression and stand out from the competition, here are a few things you want to include on your resume.

Keep Your Resume Up To Date

It’s much easier to keep your resume up-to-date than it is to update it when you suddenly need it. Do your best to keep your resume ready to go,  just in case!

Tailor Each Resume to the Job

Use the job ad and job description to determine what the job requires,  and do your best to  make your resume match this.

Use Powerful Action Words

Repeatedly using the same boring words will make your resume  boring too. Find more exciting and powerful words to use that describes what  you’ve done.

Sell Yourself

Don’t be modest during your job search! Think of your resume as an advertisement for yourself.  What are your top “features” that you want an employer to know about you?

Include Numbers, Percentages & Figures

Quantifying your responsibilities and accomplishments on your resume gives them more context and is  a great way to  highlight anything important.

Highlight Your Qualifications and Accomplishments

You want your best attributes and in-demand skills to stand out, so emphasize these throughout your resume. Use bold, italics, or underlines to draw  the eye.

Avoid Typos and Grammatical Errors

Spellcheck is helpful, but it doesn’t catch  everything. Reading your resume  out loud is a helpful way to catch errors.

Ask Someone to Proofread It

Always get a second pair of eyes to look over your resume to make sure you caught those typos and that it makes sense overall.

Resume Don’ts

There are a few things you definitely do not want to do when it comes to your resume.

Don’t Lie or Exaggerate Don’t Use a Complex Format Don’t Keyword Stuff Don’t Use an Unprofessional Email Address

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