Create a powerful Resume by keeping in mind these 3 important tips for getting started!
Resume is the first step to getting noticed and getting an invitation to a job interview. How to stand out from the crowd and make sure you get noticed?
Follow these steps!
How to Create a Powerful Resume: 3 Important Tips for Getting Started
STEP #1: BE MINDFUL ABOUT YOUR RESUME NAME
Naming your Resume might not seem like that big of a deal but it really IS important how you name your Resume!
Make the title of your Resume generic. John Doe Resume. The name of your Resume reveals a lot of information about you.
SECRETS OF NAMING YOUR RESUME RIGHT
- Don’t ever name it Draft Resume or Dad’s Resume.
- Employers want to learn about you before they even speak with you – the naming of your Resume tells so much about you!
- Be careful to have the RIGHT name. If the name of the Resume is Accounting Resume and you are applying for a marketing role, don’t be careless!
STEP #2: SEND THE RESUME TO YOURSELF
Before submitting your Resume to employers, send it to yourself first! Now you can see exactly what they see and catch any mistakes.
SECRETS OF SENDING YOUR RESUME TO YOURSELF FIRST
- If an employer receives your Resume and s/he can’t open it, they’ll just delete it and move on – they don’t have the patience to send you an email asking for a new Resume.
- Critical that you are sure the Resume attachment can be opened to double check.
STEP #3: SPELL CHECKING AND PROOFREADING
While this might seem like an obvious thing to do, it’s important to remember that spell checking and proofreading is a crucial part of writing a powerful Resume.
Spellcheck: Red and blue squiggly lines both matter!
- Red: typo
- Blue: grammar
Spelled correctly but the wrong word:
- Too versus To
- Bee versus Be
- Accounting versus Accountant
- Public versus Pubic (true story!)
Font: Be consistent and keep it the same
- Headings larger font and bold
- Descriptions smaller font and regular
Tense: Present tense or past tense?
- Present tense for your current job
- Past tense for your past jobs
Duplication: Careful when copying and pasting
- Don’t forget to change the copy after pasting it
SECRETS OF SPELL CHECKING AND PROOFREADING YOUR RESUME
- Just one mistake on your Resume can cost you a chance to interview, so it’s all about checking, checking and checking again!
- Have at least 5 different people read the Resume that never read it before – I promise you each one of those five people will find different mistakes.
- It’s all about your Resume – so all the work and effort has to go into this at the beginning.
Keep in mind these 3 important steps to writing a powerful Resume and you’re halfway there!
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