- Check your
resume for grammatical errors. Then check it again.
- Make sure that
the important information stands out.
- Check for
consistencies in the way headings and punctuation are used.
- Use easy-to-read
- Also, it's
best to make your resume look professional rather than fancy. Recruiters
READ the resume, they don't just admire the paper or the layout.
- Unless the
job posting requires you to, refrain from putting in personal information
like height, weight, civil status, age etc. The name and contact
info will do. Don't send a photograph unless specified by the employer.
- When filling
out a jobsite resume form (like ours), fill in as much information
about yourself as you can - especially in the Skills and Experience
part. This will make it easier for employers to find your resume
- especially since most recruiters working online use KEYWORDS and
FILTERED SEARCHES. The more information there is on your online
form, the less chances of being filtered out, the more keywords
there are in your resume to be included in a recruiter's keyword
- If you happen
to have more than two pages worth of resume, TRY SHORTENING IT.
This is especially helpful if you know there are a lot of people
applying for the job you want.
- Don't use
a font size that's too big.
- Shorten and
simplify your sentences. The key is to be CONCISE.
- If its still
around three pages, weed out information that you think would not
be relevant to the job you're applying for anyway.
After you've done
all of the above…congratulations. You've finally made a resume that
says, "READ ME." That's important enough, since recruiters won't usually
read resumes that are too long, too fancy or just plain hard to read
and understand. This is especially true for those job postings that
surely attract a lot of applicants; and when that happens, recruiters
get swamped with more resumes than they could handle. In this situation,
recruiters usually spend less time reading and scanning each resume
- so make sure yours gets read easily but is rich enough to be remembered
and filed for a second reading.
Now we make your
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