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Best Resume Tips & Tricks

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Here is dozens of resume tip you probably want to have a look into maybe by starting a new resume or formatting your old one.

  • Firstly, Create a professional email address:

This might seems to obvious but what employers want to see where the email is coming from. For example you have an email like sexylady@yahoo.com.. Firstly, the employer will move to the next email on the list has he might even see it as a junk mail. Definitely it’s worth mentioning because the use of an unprofessional email address will get you rejected 76% of the time

So, if you haven’t already done so, ditch that email address you’ve been using since high school. Choose a professional email provider like Gmail or Outlook. Use your name. 

Right:

will.smith@gmail.com 

Wrong:

johnnyboy@hotmail.com

  • Update your contact information.

After you change your email address, make sure the rest of your contact information on your resume is up to date.

You don’t want to miss an interview because you put the wrong phone number on your resume.

Also, exclude information like your birth date or marital status. You do not have to respond to questions about religion, race, or gender on an application. US employers cannot take these aspects into consideration when accessing you.

If you’re applying for a job out of state or country, also consider omitting your current address. That way a hiring manager won’t think you’re confused about the location of the job.

  • Format your resume to look presentable like;
  • Use font size 10-12
  • Use reverse-chronological order
  • Align your content to the left to make it skimmable
  • Make strategic use of bold, caps, and italics
  • Choose an attractive and readable font
  • Give your sections simple subheadings.

Right

Stick to fonts that sound like the names of hipster children: 

Verdana 

Arial

Helvetica

Time Roman

Tahoma 

Wrong

If you choose a font that is hard to read or childish, a hiring manager might toss your resume in the trash.

Comic Sans

Papyrus

Curlz MT

ALGERIAN

Bradey Hand ITC

 You’ll want to write simple subheadings for all sections. That way Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software can find them. 

Right

Resume Summary

Experience

Education

Skills

Wrong

About Me

Accreditations

Professional Background and Work History

Click here for samples of resume you should look into.

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