Top Tips for Resume
Writing a great resume is difficult for most
people - they don't know where to start or what
to include. Here are some quick tips to help get
that resumes get interviews, not a job.
You don't need to go into extreme detail in the
resume. Don't let important points become buried
among endless text. Provide enough info to
generate interest so that the employer invites
you to an interview. You can elaborate on things
at the interview and land a job offer.
Use bullets. Resumes are skimmed
through. Bulleted sentences makes it easier for
someone to quickly scan your resume than long
blocks of text.
bullets with action verbs.
Use Numbers, dollars, and percentage
signs. These stand out in a resume.
your points. Resumes are usually skimmed
through quickly so help the reader find the
important points through proper placement on the
your resume to the requirements in the job ad.
Include key words from the ad in your resume.
Emphasise the positive. Leave
off negative or irrelevant info.
Make your resume easy to read. Leave
enough white space. Use a font sizes betwwen
10-12 point. Unless you have a very good reason
try to keep your resume to 1-2 pages. Employers
initially skim resumes so make it easy for the
reader to scan your resume quickly.
Have someone review your resume. Have an
objective set of eyes look at your resume. They
can catch problem areas or make suggestions for
improvement. Revise your resume accordingly based
on their input.
Apply to lots of jobs. Your odds of
landing an interview increase with every resume
you send out. Even if you have some but not every
qualifications listed in the ad give it a try.
Don't rule yourself out.
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