Ready for that next career but you haven’t used your resume in a while???   Here are some tips to help ensure your resume comes out looking its best.  Make the first impression the best one with a professional resume.

Tip 1:  Think hard before writing a two-page resume

If you have a lot of experience and skills that take up that much space, then go for it.  But if you can share the same story with less space, then go for that too!

Tip 2:  Keep you best at the top.

Place your best experiences and skills at the top of your resume.  When employers are looking over your resume they can view your best qualities during the first few seconds of reading.

Tip 3:  Only show relevant experience

You should only show the most recent years of your career history and include skills that are relevant to which you are applying.

Tip 4:  Don’t list graduation dates

Employers care more about if you graduated not the actual date.  Also, if you graduated with honors then definitely specify that.

Tip 5:  A lot of job-hopping? State why…

If you have had a lot of jobs within a year or two, have a designated section off to the side of the employer stating the reason why you left the employer.  For instance, “Business closed” or “Relocated to new city.”  That way there are no gray areas or room for question and doubt.

These are just a few tips that you can use when touching up your resume or creating a new one.  I hope you have enjoyed this read.  If you have, please share some of your thoughts in what could make a professional resume stand out.  Stay tuned for more.



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