Resume writing can be a difficult process. Personally, I do several drafts of my resume until I am convinced that the resume will me get the interview.
Here are some tips for Resume writing:
- Begin with the interview in mind
Tailor your resume to fit the needs of the employer. It should express why you are the best fit for the position.
- Keep the job description near
Be sure that you can meet the employers needs. Your knowledge, skills, and abilities should align with the description of what the employer desires.
- Highlight employer preferences
If you have any of the preferred qualifications that the employer requests, make sure that they stand out on your resume.
- Stand Out – Show Results
Make sure that you have information that shows the results of your work on your resume. For example: “Organized fundraiser and raised over $2,000 for charity”. Showing the results of previous work experience shows the employer that you are capable.
- Be Creative, Yet Concise
You can be as creative as you want to be on your resume; just remember, the resume should be appealing to the employer. Be sure that you resume gets the point across. Creativity is not helpful if the initial message is not received by the employer. Your resume should reflect the best of who you are.
- Critique and Constructive Criticism
Be sure to go over your resume with a fine-tooth comb. Have someone else read your resume. Share it with your friends, or take it to your local career consultant (ie: me). Remember, constructive criticism is not a bad thing; it is the opportunity to create something better.
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