Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. If it’s riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, poorly formatted, and missing key information it won’t present the image you want to portray for the job.
- Formatting. You want your resume to be easy to read so recruiters and hiring managers see the most important information first. The most common way to format a resume is to include the company and job title in bold which is followed by a bullet pointed list of your accomplishments on the job.
- Dates of Employment. Many job seekers leave off the dates of employment. This might see like a good idea if you’ve been on the job market for longer than a few months or if you’ve held several short-term jobs. However, it is not advised. Employers are looking for this information and, if it is not included, they may dismiss the resume.
- What to include. The key information to attract interest in your resume is your accomplishments. Rather than a list of job duties it is better to provide details of your experience.
- What to leave off. Never include private, personal information on your resume. This includes your date of birth, social security number, marital status, anything to do with religion, or hobbies that don’t relate to your experience in some way.
- Proofread. Finally, the best thing you can do with your finished resume is review it for spelling and grammar errors. Have a friend or family member look it over as well. It’s also helpful to read it out loud to catch any errors.
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