Because it's 2015, your resume should be perfected by now. However, if it's not, then
there are a couple of tips and tricks that you should definitely be paying attention to.
Sprucing up your resume is the best way to show that you are up to date with the world
currently, and it's the best way to land a job. You're not going to get many job offers if
your resume looks like it came out of 1999.
Sometimes using a template or a resume service can be the best way to ensure that you
have the leg up on the competition and a perfect resume, but you can easily do these tips
and tricks yourself at home, for free.
By quantified, we mean that your resume needs to have specific numbers for your
achievements, and for the scope of all of your previous responsibilities. You could talk
about your achievements and awards until the cows come home. However, they will not
make much of a difference, unless you show those numbers.
If you are wondering what it means by numbers, then look at the following bullet points
listed below to see if any apply directly to you:
- If you were in charge of training employees, or managing them, write approximately
- If you at some point helped the company you worked for to increase sales, or helped
the company to save money, write how much.
- If you managed a large budget, write exactly how big it was -- this will bring in some
big points, so if it's true, don't forget to add it.
The following words listed below should never be put into a resume, because they are too
generic and over used by everyone who has ever written a resume before:
- Hard worker
- Or anything to do with being the perfect candidate.
If any of those words, or others, is in your resume, take them out right now. Employers
don't want to see anything generic, because they've seen those words a thousand times
before. Resumes are supposed to show how unique you are, not how perfect. Instead of
focusing on how you can sell yourself, show results. Put down what you've done over the
years and give your interviewer an answer as to why you should be hired. Show, but don't
Adding a specific, personal touch to your resume is the best thing you could do to show
your potential employer how unique you are. For example, a bold, pretty border will
definitely catch the eye of anyone who sees it, which gives you a better chance.
Employers throw out resumes every day, so sprucing yours up will give you the leg up
when it comes to the trash pile.
A resume is all about showing results, proving your worth, and giving off a personal
touch. If you follow through with the above tips and tricks listed in this article, then you
are sure to get more interviews than you expected. Remember, numbers and results will
help you lot more than simple words ever will.