Your resume is the most important parts of a job application. Within a couple of pages, you must succeed in telling your story and why you are professionally fit for a role. Good resumes are technically concise and clear and an artfully crafted piece of PR story.
Are you ready to write your resume? Here are a few quick tips:
Right font and size
It's important to choose a font and font size that is legible and leaves enough white space on the page. You also want to keep style features (such as italics, underlining, bold, and the use of bullets) to a minimum; reserve the use of boldface for section headings and for quantifiable achievements that you would like to have “pop” on the page (Example: “Secured and fulfilled $1.5M contract”). When you use a particular style, use it consistently.
Most companies use recruiting management software to screen candidates for job openings. In order to get found, your resume needs to contain keywords that directly target the jobs you are interested in.
Spend some time matching your qualifications to the job to ensure you're including the appropriate keywords and skills. In addition to helping your resume get selected, it will also help the hiring manager see how your skills and experiences make you an ideal candidate for the specific job.
Jazz it up
Review the descriptions you've written for each job. Are they going to show the hiring manager why you're a good match? Do they sound impressive? Take a couple of minutes to tweak them a little so they look super impressive.
Be sure to thoroughly edit your resume before sending it. Check for grammar and spelling errors, as well as any style inconsistencies. Consider asking a friend or family member, or even a career counselor, to read over your cover letter.
Along with resume examples, you can use a resume template as a starting point for creating your own resume. Add your information to the resume template, then tweak and edit it to personalize your resume so that it highlights your own unique skills and abilities. This should save you some time. Google resume templates and yo