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At FlexiCorps , we want to help our job seekers present their qualifications in the best manner possible. A top-notch resume is a big step in the right direction. While we’re happy to discuss this topic with you in person, here’s a quick tutorial on how to polish your resume.
Ten Tips to Successful Resume Writing
- Do an outline. Every resume should include a header (including name and full contact information), profile and details on your work experience, skills and education.
- Write a strong profile. Some job seekers start off their resume with their objective. However, this approach focuses onyou rather than the employer. A strong profile instead highlights your key strengths, often in bulleted form, enabling the employer to quickly decide if you’re a good match.
- Keep it short and sweet. Particularly if you’re on the younger side, try to keep your resume to one page. This places a premium on concise sentences and paragraphs along with bulleted sentences where appropriate.
- Use action verbs. When describing your work experience, try to lead off each sentence with powerful verbs that convey importance; e.g. budgeted, devised, launched, maximized, spearheaded.
- Don’t overdo it. A resume shouldn’t be a comprehensive review of your life and career. So don’t fill up the entire page with text. A little white space will make your resume much easier to scan. Speaking of which, don’t go too small with the font size (anything under 10 pt. is tough to read).
- Be professional. Make sure absolutely no mistakes slip through the cracks. This means double checking the accuracy of all facts and scouring the resume for typos. If you’re not a great proofreader, get help from someone who is.
- Keep it relevant. With very rare exceptions, you’re better off not listing personal tidbits like marital status or political affiliation.
- Sell yourself. The ultimate goal of a resume is to convince an employer you’re worthy of a job interview. So think of a resume as a sales exercise in which you point out your most impressive work accomplishments.
- Be specific. When discussing your accomplishments or past responsibilities, provide specifics where possible. For instance, “Boosted department revenues by 8%.”
- Don’t “cheap out.” Once you’ve finalized your resume, go the extra mile and spend the money for quality paper. A 24 lb. weight (white or off-white) does the job nicely.