your guide to writing a great resume.
too short but not too long either
all the relevant info but do so concisely. Avoid
long-winded phrases or unnecessary text. Begin
statements with action verbs, and use bullet
points when listing duties and achievements
rather than using a narrative style.
yourself to the employer.
your resume to your audience
necessary make minor changes to your resume each
time you apply for a job so that it can emphasize
the particular skills and experience required by
objections ahead of time
at your resume with a critical eye and if you
spot any potential problems then deal with it.
Provide extra explanation or word things so as to
minimize these issues.
and make sure there are no typos. Get someone to proofread
your resume every time you make
changes to it.
of what to include:
should be at the very top and should include your
name, address, phone number(s), and email
summary is where you can quickly highlight your
top couple skills. This should be tailored to job
use a reverse chronological resume.
each position list start and end dates, job
title, and then a bullet point list of
responsibilities and achievements.
you are a member of any professional association
then include this section, otherwise leave it
all relevant education.
hobbies and interests where you may have
developed skills that are transferable to the job
(i.e. Acting as a captain on a sports team builds
write "referees are available upon
request". The references are best done later
in the process.
write a concise, one page covering letter
indicating why you are interested in the
up your major skills next tailoring this as much
as possible to the job ad.
by expressing your interest in an interview and
giving your contact number.
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