Resume Writing Tips:
Get the Biggest Bang!
Resumes are usually scanned by Human Resource professionals, often in large volumes
Top 2/3 of the page should have the most important information
Include a Personal Statement at the top of your resume that reflects who you are and what you bring (your personal brand)
Length of resume should reflect your content but should never exceed 2 pages. One page is preferred but not required.
Tailor your resume to the position you are applying for!
Highlight the required and preferred skills/characteristics listed in the job
Catching Their Eye!
Stay away from graphics and lots of color
Use 10-12 pt. font size for general content
Use easy to read fonts like Arial or Calibri
Use bulleted lists and white space to make it easy to read
Templates are easy ways to format
Print a copy to make sure it prints out as expected
Include work history for the past 10 years, but no jobs worked less than 3 months
Listing month and year is the default, but if you have large gaps in employment history, you can list the year only to de-emphasize the gaps
Emphasize what shows you off the best. Skills, work history, or education.
Use action verbs to describe your job responsibilities and accomplishments. www.synonym.com is a good resource!
Be specific and concise. Use numbers to show your impact.
Include formal education, certifications, and professional developmental training
If you have credit hours towards a degree but did not finish include that information and list credit hours completed.
For example: Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2010–2012; Completed 75 credits towards a Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Do not list your graduation date and GPA, unless you are a very recent graduate (last 2 years or less)
What You Bring to the Table: Skills
Include both soft skills (such as interpersonal communication) and technical skills (software, equipment, etc.) that apply to the types of job you are applying to
Being bi-lingual is an asset so make sure to list it (both the language and your level of fluency)
Don’t forget your transferable skills!!! They count!
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