Resume Review with Recruiting Solutions
Are you starting your job search, but your resume could use some TLC? Recruiting Solutions is here to help! Remember, this is your first chance to make an impression with a potential employer. We’ve compiled this handy checklist to make your resume shine.
Don’t have a resume yet? Check out our downloadable resume template on our Job Search Resources page.
Is your resume…
- Check that your address and contact information (this should include both a telephone number and email address) are correct. You don’t want to miss out on an interview because you’ve changed phone numbers!
- Make sure that your resume includes your most recent or current employment.
- If you are currently working, you can list the end date for the position as “present” to show that you are still employed.
- If you are applying for a specific position, make sure your resume includes any experience that is relevant to the position. This is your chance to show a recruiter or hiring manager that you have the skills required for the job.
- Make sure to include, at a minimum, the past 10 years of your work experience. This will give a hiring manager a clear idea of your background and your level of experience.
- Always include each position’s start and end dates (month and year). If no dates are listed for a position, a hiring manager will have no idea if you worked there for 10 days or 10 years!
- Be specific about your accomplishments at previous jobs. For each position, include a bulleted list of your responsibilities in that role.
- Be honest. Never exaggerate or include inaccurate information.
- For many staffing companies, the interview and hiring process includes verifying your work history with your previous employers. Don’t be disqualified as a candidate for misrepresenting yourself, even accidentally.
Easy to read?
- Organize your work history in reverse chronological order. List your current or most recent job first and work your way backwards from there, ending with your least recent position.
- Use a simple format, with a standard font like Times New Roman or Calibri in a 10 – 12 size.
- Proofread your resume for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Your resume should be one page, or two at a maximum, in length. Keep it concise and to the point.
- Don’t include personal information that is not relevant to the position – for example, your hobbies, marital status, or any photos.
Your resume is a key part of your job search, so spend some time making it great!
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