The process of searching for a new job can be extremely stressful, especially if you find yourself suddenly on the job market. If you haven’t looked for a job in quite a while, your resume is probably collecting virtual dust in your documents on your laptop. Chances are, that version of your resume is outdated, and could use some fixing up before you send it out to possible future employers. Here are our 5 best tips for creating the perfect resume:
Tip 1: Stick to one, easy-to-read font.
Tip 2: Use a resume format that is easy to read and has clear sections. Remember, the easier you make your resume to read, the more likely you are to stand out.
Tip 3: Make sure your education is on your resume. Even if you have an incomplete degree, that doesn’t mean you’ll be out of the running for a position you would otherwise qualify for. Remember, honesty is ALWAYS the best policy.
Tip 4: Keep the descriptions of your past work concise and try to only include 3-4 bullet points about each role.
Tip 5: Delete your objective or summary. Most hiring managers are short on time, and really will only have time to scan through your job experience to see if you qualify for the job you’re hiring for.
Once you complete the 5 steps, you’re ready to submit your resume and find your next great role!