In the job interview process, your resume can either help or hinder you. Strong and well organized resumes send a positive message to employers, while sloppy, disorganized, and ill-worded resumes can often halt your interview process before it even begins. Luckily enough, it is easy to build a award-winning resume by following these helpful tips.
Tailor your resume according to the job you are applying for. Regardless if you have been employed by a plethora of places, often times included every single past employment cant clutter your resume. Tailor what you include or don’t include to fit the business you are applying to. For example, if you are applying for a marketing position, include employment history in that field.
Organize, organize, organize. The first thing on your resume should be your name and contact information, followed next by your education. Skills and past employment should be next. Past employment should be listed in reverse chronological order, with most recent employment first. To finish your resume, include any experiences or extracurricular activities at the end.
Be concise! Extra verbose, elongated, and detail-filled sentences can often detract from the overall clarity and effectiveness of your resume due to their extraneous and distracting nature. (Wasn’t that sentence hard to read?) Instead of complete sentences, try uses bullet points. They are easier to read and draw the eye’s attention better than lengthy sentences.
Have someone review your resume. Often times, it is difficult to proofread your own work. Having a friend or family member read and edit your resume can be extremely beneficial, as they tend to catch overlooked mistakes.
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