How to Create a Good Resume

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job-interview-156130_1280If you’re currently looking for a job, you need to have a great resume. Your resume is critical when it comes to you getting your next position. You want to make sure that you are submitting the best version of it. If you take the time to craft a sound resume, you should get a new job in no time. Today, I want to share with you a few tips on how you can create a good resume.

Tailor it for every position

One mistake that some people do when applying for jobs is turn in a generic resume. In this day and age, a generic resume won’t get you anywhere. Employers will look at that resume and discard it. You have to update your resume for every position that you apply for. Different jobs call for different skill sets and knowledge. Your resume should show that information. Speaking of skills, let’s look at the next tip.

List your relevant skills

Make sure that you list your relevant skills on your resume. You’d be surprised at how many resumes don’t have that info. An example of this would be if you were applying for a customer service position. Relevant skills would be if you worked with people in the past whether it was face to face or on the phone. Those communication skills are necessary. Listing that you know how to fix computers wouldn’t be a relevant qualification for that job. Make sure that you remember to include only relevant skills in your resume.

Include details

Make sure that you include details in your resume. You want your potential employer to get an understanding of your previous work experience. A couple of sentences in each section should suffice.

Check for errors

Sometimes you can be so anxious when getting ready to send your resume that you forget to proofread it. Please, make sure that you take time to check it for errors.  Employers don’t want to try to read a resume that hasn’t been edited. As a matter of fact, they probably won’t look at it at all.

Keep it 1 or 2 pages

Even if you have the best work history or all time, keep your resume at 1-2 pages max. Nobody wants to read 4-5 pages of work history. You should scale it down to your most recent and relevant work history. Your potential employer may have hundreds of resumes to look through. If yours is one or two pages, it will have a better chance of being seen.

Correct contact info

The final tip is to make sure that you have the right contact info on there. It would suck for you to be a potential candidate for a job, but miss out on an interview call due to you not having a working phone number on there. Also, be sure to make sure you have an e-mail address on there that you check each day.

In summary, the tips on how to create a good resume are to tailor it for each position, list your relevant skills, include details, check for errors, keep it 1 or 2 pages and make sure you have the correct contact info.

What have you done to update your resume?

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