Resumes tips

Failing to identify and delete irrelevant work experience

"One resume mistake many people make is that they feel obligated to include every job, including part-time work, that they've had since college. For example, including that you were a Subway sandwich artist for three months is superfluous if you're applying for a technology job – unless, of course, the company's technology improves the sandwich-making process. Including information like this shows laziness and a general lack of understanding." – Joshua Goldstein, co-founder of Underdog.io

Try to find the personal email address of the hiring manager.

Importance: ✸ ✸ ✸ You can always attach your resume to a generic email and send it to a generic inbox. Or you can attach your resume to a personalized email and send it to your hiring manager. Some hiring managers may not appreciate receiving unsolicited resumes. At the same time, if you know how to send an email to a hiring manager you know that you aren’t sending it unannounced. Right: You establish contact via a referral or LinkedIn before sending your resume. Wrong: Sending a cold-call email to an unknown hiring manager.

Letting inconsistencies slip through

"Every once in a while, someone will forget to recheck their dates, job titles or job duties. For me, this is worse than typos. These days, most HR professionals search on LinkedIn and across social media accounts to vet potential employees. If your start dates, titles or duties do not line up, it can raise red flags to employers. It leaves us thinking, 'Are they lying on their resume or on LinkedIn? Or both?' It immediately disqualifies a candidate. I always encourage people to double-check their resume. An inconsistency could be an honest mistake that costs you the job." – Adele Alligood, HR consultant and engagement manager for EndThrive

Proofreading and editing -

After writing a resume but before sending it to your employer. It is the most important thing that you should have to get through several rounds of proofreading your resume. To ensure that there is not any spelling or grammar mistake in your resume. If you find any mistake and any error in your resume. So you have to correct it immediately or edit it. Only after ensuring that you have written a perfect resume. You should have to send it to any company in which you want.

Select the best resume format for your resume-

There are three types of resume formats: functional, chronological, and combination of both. It totally depends on you, your personal and professional circumstances, which one type of resume format you have to choose. So before starting to write your resume, first of all, select the best resume format for your resume. Which best fits with your skills, qualifications, and experiences.

Select suitable margins-

Commonly one-inch margin size with a single space in the lines is appropriate for a resume You should use it on all sides of your resume. Even if you find that your resume has too much white space. Then it is good to choose lines spaces 1.15 to 1.5.

Try to include only sections and subheadings that are necessary-

If you are writing a resume so it is the most important thing that you should have to know about. If you want to get the job at first try, so it’s required for you to make a resume that is easy to read, clear and attractive. So you should have to include those sections and subheadings that you think necessary to put in your resume. If you include irrelevant information and un-necessary sections in your resume, then it will not be an attractive resume.

Make sure to give attention to your important achievements-

Always remember one thing, when you are writing a resume. under the experience section, rather of listing your job duties, you should choose your top 3 or 4 remarkable achievements in every role you’ve held. If it is possible then you can also include numbers that easily measure your success for any particular achievement or goals. If you want to specifically highlight any relevant achievement in volunteer work, education, or other professional experience you can include a separate section for it.

Select professional font size for resume-

As we discuss that almost every recruiter has to take so many interviews in a day so they have only a few seconds to review any resume. It is required that your resume should be easy to read and very clear. So you need to choose a well clear and easily readable font which can help you to make a resume which can appear more attractive and professional as well. You can choose 10 to 12 font-size which is perfect for any resume.

Always put the most relevant and important information first-

It is possible that you may have many skills, educational qualifications, and extensive work, so you want to include all these things in your resume. But we are telling you that don’t try to put extra and irrelevant things in your resume because almost every employer allocates only a few seconds to see and read any resume. So you should have to put only relevant and attractive information in your resume so that your employer easily attracts in first seen.

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