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Tips for making a resume

  • Create a whole new resume, quit using the old one if you have had no success with it.
  • Proofread, proofread, proofread-the biggest turn off to potential employers are resumes with misspelled words and mistakes. These mistakes make the employer think your work will have mistakes too.
  • Don’t leave out skills to keep your resume one page
  • However, don’t create a 5 five page resume, two pages should be enough
  • Review your resume like you are the employer and have others give you suggestions.
  • Make sure your resume is easy to read and organized. Remember that many employers take quick glances at the resume, paragraphs of your work history will not stand out. Make your resume pop.
  • Always keep in mind that a potential employer sees your resume before they see you. Your resume could make or break your chances at getting a job interview.
  • If you add an objective make it vague if you are submitting it to several places.- you don’t want to put that you want to be a rocket scientist as your objective if you are applying for a job to be a receptionist. You want your resume to adapt to the different positions you will be applying for.
  • ALWAYS list your MOST RECENT job FIRST. If you don’t, an employer could glance at the resume and think you haven’t worked for 8 years.
  • If adding an email address as a form of contact, make sure your email address doesn’t scare the employer. Say you were applying to be a librarian and your email address that wouldn’t be appealing…get the idea?
  • Take your time making a resume, don’t rush just to create one, a quality resume says a lot.
  • Keep your personal business out of a resume. Employers don’t need to know how many children you have or what year you were born. Keep your resume focused on your skills as an employee.
  • Keep your resume professional and focused, just like the type of job you want.
  • It is never appropriate to put a picture on a resume.
  • Printing your resumes on plain white paper is acceptable, many times fancy paper takes away from the resumes contents.
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