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Your resume is your expression of who you are, where you have been, and where you are going. Remember, most employers spend 30 seconds or less per initial resume review.
Resume Writing Strategies & Tips
- Be concise and emphasize critical points.
- Reinvent yourself and maximize your use of transferable skills.
- Your resume differentiates you from other candidates and exhibits your abilities and qualifications.
- Show quantifiable results where possible.
- Keep layout and language simple and concise.
- Highlight accomplishments in your background that add value or show results.
- Distinguish between duties and accomplishments and emphasize accomplishments. Always focus on the larger results!
- Use action verbs to convey accomplishments as well as results.
- Only list computer skills you have knowledge of and/or experience using.
- Avoid excessive jargon, abbreviations, acronyms, and personal pronouns. Use common language.
- Use nouns (not verbs) to emphasize key words. As employers search databases, they seek targeting information - usually in the form of nouns specific to the industry / functional area.
- Maximize "hits" your resume will receive by using recognizable words common to industry / function.
- Less is more. Avoid decorative fonts, underlines, italics, creative bullets, graphics and shading and use lots of white space.
Questions? Please contact Reyna Brook Sund or 619-260-4840