Most employers expect you to have a resume these days, and if you have one it had better be good. Anyone can type some words about their work experience on a piece of paper and call it a resume, but will that be good enough to get you the job?
The best way to look at a resume is to see it as a chance to sell yourself to the hiring manager. Your resume should allow you to stand out from other people who have applied for the job and should show off your skills, experience and education.
Don’t waste your time turning in a dull and boring resume that will just be tossed in the pile with all the other resumes and never looked at again. Use these tips to help you create a resume that will impress the hiring manager and get you the job.
Spelling And Grammar
If you want to make sure the hiring manager knows you are serious about the job, you need to make sure your resume is flawless, and that means using good spelling and grammar. The Spellcheck program on your computer isn’t enough, you need to read over it several times and even ask someone else to take a look at it for you.
— Saks Fifth Avenue (@CareersAtSaks) May 8, 2014
Make Several Versions
Your resume should appeal to the hiring manager and the type of job you want. If you are looking for a job in sales, you want your resume to show off your experience and skills in this field or any fields that relate to it. You will need to make several versions of your resume to match each type of job you are applying or being interviewed for.
— NASBA (@NASBA) September 24, 2014
Make It Yourself
It can be tempting to hire a professional to write your resume for you, but it is best to do it yourself. If and when you are interviewed for the job or asked about your resume, the hiring manager will know if the words on the resume are your own or if they were written by someone else. If you need help ask a professional, but always make sure the resume is written in your own words.
— Ivy Exec (@IvyExec) July 8, 2014
These tips will help ensure that your resume is a hit and could even help you get that dream job.