Your resume must clearly demonstrate why you are better than the rest. Your resume is your first step to getting the job that you want. A well written resume can result in getting a high paying job. Everyone’s resume has employment history information …etc. 

  • Your resume must sell all the benefits of your skills.
  • Remove everything that starts with “responsibilities included …” and replace with achievements and accomplishments.
  • Your strengths must stand out clearly at the beginning of your resume.
  • Quantify your experience by including numerical figures, such as monetary budgets/ funds saved, time periods/ efficiency improved, % saved… etc.
  • Use strong action verbs.
  • If your responsibilities & achievements were more than your job title implies, consider adding in the description something applies to you, like supervised 3 staff or filled in for my supervisor when she was at our other facility for 3 months.
  • Never use “I” or other pronouns to identify yourself.
  • Highlight (in bold letters) your strengths and any specific skills that match the requirements of the job you are applying to. (but don’t overdo the bold highlighting)
  • Do not use colors.
  • Use the past tense to describe achievements for previously held positions and use the present tense for your current position.
  • Do not fold or staple your resume or cover letter. When mailing, place in a 9 x 12 envelope.
  • Use bullet point sentences instead of paragraphs. This will make it easier to read your resume.
  • The overall appearance of your resume is very important, so ensure there is adequate white space.
  • Avoid abbreviations, even for common words.
  • Don’t include marital status, health, citizenship, age. Only include the ones that are a requirement for the job that you are applying to.
  • Don’t include “Hobbies” on a resume.
  • Don’t include ethnic or religious affiliations.
  • Don’t include current or previous salary details or salary expectations.
  • Fill in any gaps, by inserting any valuable work, courses or training you did i.e., full-time parent” or “part-time student/ volunteer,”
  • Proofread. It is imperative to catch and correct all spelling and grammatical weaknesses and mistakes and correct them.

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