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Tips to Improve Your Resume
- Word your resume so it is results driven. Don’t just list your duties, list results you obtained. Try to quantify accomplishments if possible.
- Be sure to include contact information. Only include one phone number on your resume. Don’t make an employer guess which of two numbers to call. eMail addresses should be professional sounding, simply firstname.lastname@example.org is best.
- Keep the resume a reasonable length. Competition is fierce and recruiters are busy. One to two pages is ideal
- Be positive. Be relevant. Negative comments don’t belong on your resume
- Eliminate clutter. Dates of activities and professional organizations is not necessary. Articles tend to clutter up resumes too minimize the use of the words “a,” “an,” and “the.” Resumes are not typically written in complete sentences.
- Use font typeface and a size that is easy to read.
- Spell check! Your resume reflects you. Eliminate typos or poor grammar on your resume.
- Have at least one other person edit your resume. Hire a professional service if needed.
- Do NOT lie! Don’t invent jobs, stretch dates. You will eventually be found out and fired, lose credibility, etc…