Resumes 101

Resumes 101

You should think of your resume as a living document. This document should change and adapt for each position you are interested in. The best way to highlight your relevant skills on a resume is to research the qualifications for the job you want. They are generally bulleted on the job description.

Modify your resume to reflect the exact relevant qualifications you have. Do not lie! But make it easy for the internal recruiter or HR professional to see why you are a great fit for their position. They look at resumes all day, searching for the “perfect match.” Make yours as close to perfect as you can!

Resume Appearance

Your resume should be a professional document in black and white. Avoid graphics, photos, and distracting designs. These are a turn-off to hiring managers. Use a professional resume format and keep it simple, clean and easy to read. Hobbies and interests should be left off, unless you are applying to a very small company where “culture fit” is more relevant.

Take Away: You should stand out because of your relevant skills, not because of your distracting resume.

Resume Length

Your resume should be long enough to feature your underlying skills, education and experience. Certain industries, such as education or medicine, expect a longer form resume.. For most positions, 2 pages should suffice.

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