I’ve been involved in some form or another of hiring for the past 8 years. I currently am a hiring manager for a global company and loving it! However, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen applicants make common sense errors that could easily be fixed. I wrote about three ways to improve your resume writing here and it’s one of my most popular posts to date!
If you spend a little extra time perfecting yours, it can be the difference between missing a shot at an interview and getting your dream job! Let’s get started.
3 More Ways to Instantly Improve Your Resume
Keep it short.
Keep your resume short – I only want to read one page, two pages max. I’m going through hundreds of resumes at a time and if your resume is 5 pages, you’re doing too much, ok?! Keep it simple, sista! Leave those references off your resume now too. That practice is now considered “old school” and if they really want you to provide references, they will ask.
Use proper punctuation.
If I am hiring you to do office work or anything where you will be communicating with people via written word, you HAVE to use proper grammar. I used to delete resumes left and right if they did not use proper grammar AT LEAST. Proper capitalization and punctuation is important even if you are not trying to get an office-type job.
Describe your previous experience using bullet points.
One sentence does NOT tell me what you did at your last job. Use at least 5 bullet points to talk about what you did at your last job. Bonus points if you use a number or percentage to show the type of impact you made in that particular job. (i.e. “I increased sales by 5%.”)
Oh yeah! We did it again! 3 more ways to instantly improve your resume!
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