7 Ways to Improve Your Resume to get a Job ASAP
If you are in the market for a new job opportunity, having an updated and polished resume is critical to successfully finding employment. Check out these tips and tricks to clean up your resume:
- Highlight your contact information
When sending in your resume make sure your contact information is easy to find or towards the top of your resume. Your contact information should include your name, phone number, email, city you are located, and a link to your LinkedIn profile if you have one.
- Remove your objective statement
Objective statements are a thing of the past. It is obvious to the employer what your objective is if you are taking the time to fill out the application. This is one of the easiest things you can do to update your resume making it clear and concise. Instead of having an objective statement, consider adding your skills and certifications to the bottom of your resume to show how you can provide to the employer.
- Customize the resume to your industry
When applying for a job make sure it is industry specific. You do not want an abstract, artsy resume covered in graphics if you are applying for an engineering job, although having a clean and well-designed resume helps you stand out. Often the system does not recognize abstract resumes. Make sure to list all the jobs you have had in that field even if they were temporary positions. Also, make sure your experience is relevant. Each job listing should include several bullet points of descriptions highlighting key roles executed during the job.
- Proofread your resume
When submitting your application, a resume is the first piece of work an employer will see. This means that it needs to be your best work. Make sure there are no typos, spelling errors, or grammatical mistakes.
- Use easy-to-read fonts
Ensuring the fonts on your resume are readable is a key essential when applying to a job. Consider using business-standard formats such as Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial. Our recruiters typically suggest a font size of 10-12. This will allow for easier reading when opening on a desktop or mobile device.
- Using the Right Language
The right words can make or break your resume. Make sure you are using strong action words for example, if you want to say, “Did daily tasks quickly” you could substitute this for “Executed daily assignments efficiently.” These words allow the employer to see your ability in a professional elevated language.
- Format your resume
Finally, your resume should be formatted correctly. It should be kept to one page in-length with one-inch margins. The only exception for two-page resumes is if you have 10+ years of experience or you are applying to a leadership position. Our staffing agency suggests your resume should have section on experience, education, skills, contact information, and other applicable information to your desired career.
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