Have you ever wondered why that resume isn't getting you interviews, much less a job? Here are some helpful tips on brushing up your resume:
LESS IS MORE: The sole purpose of a resume is to get you an interview, period. It’s not an autobiography. No one needs to know how many kids you’ve got.
REPORT, DON’T EDITORIALIZE: Resist the urge to say you’re highly motivated, results-driven etc. Rather, provide a short summary of your career and key skills. It catches the recruiter’s eye.
SUMMARIZE: Use simple, direct, relevant statements, preferably in bullet points. It makes it easier to scan your CV. No lying, no embellishing. Say what you were genuinely responsible for.
POOR USE OF FORMATING: Bolding, underlining or italicizing everything makes the recruiter dizzy and he/she doesn’t know where to start from, so they don’t.
SECTIONALIZE: If you’ve had 15 jobs in 7 different industries, you may want to break them into functional sections e.g. “Project Management”, “Business Development” etc.
GAPS: Consider giving a name to gaps longer than a year e.g. Family care, Job search etc.
UNRELATED EXPERIENCE: Don’t send in your resume for jobs you don’t qualify for.
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