20 Quick Resume Tips for Standing Out in a Competitive Job Market

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will ever create.  How effective it is (or isn’t) can determine your whole future career path. Given the importance of your resume, you want to make sure that it is as strong as possible.

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.

8 Resume Do’s

Don’t be modest during your job search – especially when it comes to your resume! Use your resume to tell them what makes you the perfect candidate.

1. Sell Yourself

Put your most important and relevant information first or as close to the top of your resume as you can.  Use bold, italics, or underlines to draw the eye.

2. Highlight Your Qualifications

Stating you “increased sales” is fine - but saying you “increased  sales by 20% in  one year” is much better, don't you think?

3. Include Numbers & Percentages

No, you don’t have to create a brand new resume from scratch for each job you apply to, but  you should make minor changes to it so that it’s tailored to each job.

4. Tailor Each Resume to the Job

Because you want to include numbers, figuring out these details can be a real challenge if you no longer work there and no longer have access to this information.

5. Keep Your Resume Up To Date

Using boring words will make your resume boring. Find exciting and powerful words to use that describe what you’ve done.

6. Use Powerful Action Words

After reading your resume, if someone else can’t tell you what kind of job you’re applying for, you need to fix this!

8. Ask Someone to Proofread It

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