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Writing A Good Resume

Resume Writing Tips You Need To Know To Get Your Resume Noticed!

You are about to begin your job search and you know what comes next, you need to write a resume or have your resume updated.

The thought of writing a good resume might want to make you go out and just buy a lottery ticket and hope for the best, but it's really not that difficult! Here are a few resume writing tips that can help put your resume at the top of the pile.


Tip #1. Create Your Resume With Your Employer In Mind

When you begin the resume writing process, remember that your future employer looks at a resume differently than you might. They are scanning your resume to see if you possess the skills and/or experience that will help them not only fill a position, but improve their company.

So in order to write a good resume, make sure that your skills and experience are what jumps out a the reader right off the bat. How? Proceed to Tip #2!


Tip #2. Consider A Summary

When beginning your resume, consider replacing the old standard resume objective with a fresh and powerful summary of qualifications. Why? Because resume objectives can often be boring while using up valuable real estate on your resume!

A summary of qualifications offers your potential employer a three-line summary of what you are bringing to the table regarding your skills and experience (Remember Tip #1). Take a look at the example below of a standard resume objective from one of our clients and the summary of qualifications that was used for the same person and decide for yourself which creates a stronger impression.


Tip #3. Bring Action To Your Bullet Points: Whatever resume format you choose, you will want to make sure that your skills and experience create the impression that you are a person of action. To accomplish this, you will want to make sure that each of your resume bullet points that describe your skills or experience begins with a resume action verb that fits your sentence. Examples include words such as (Developed, Managed, Facilitated, Organized...) Don't miss the opportunity to make those bullet points work for you on your resume.


Tip #4. Get The Inside Scoop On Your Competition: Take a few minutes and research the company that you are applying for by reviewing the job description and going online to see their company website. Why? Because each company uses their own style of language as part of their company culture. So if the company you are targeting tends to repeat certain buzz words in their job description or on their website, make sure to target your skills and experience towards those buzz words. For example if you see that a company's job description repeats the phrase "customer service" several times, then make sure that your skills and experience include customer service!


Tip #5. White Space Is Good Space: One of the easiest tips to writing a good resume is to be aware of your white space. The empty spacing in between your paragraphs and headings on your resume is also known as white space. This space is very important to your resume as it creates a "flow" or readability for your resume reader.


If there is too much information crammed into your resume, it will appear busy and difficult to read. Keep decent margins around your resume and make sure that your spacing is equal for all of your paragraphs and bullet points so that your resume flows nicely. Remember, you never get a second chance to make that first impression!


Use these resume writing tips and you will be writing a good resume that creates a powerful and lasting impression.


Best of success in your job search!




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