Throughout my career I have noticed that many job seekers do not realize the significant impact their resume has on their job search. Often times they will submit a very generic document with little or no formatting, poor grammar, and incorrect dates/information. These mistakes can have many serious affects on a hiring manager’s decision on whether or not to hire you. This can also reduce the amount of “hits” you receive online when posting the resume to online job boards.
Some tips you might want to jot down are, keep your resume concise and straight to the point.
- Avoid too many “action” verbs and over-exaggerated descriptions of jobs. Employers know that you do not “dynamically answer the phone.” It is very important also to have a clean and professional format.
- Avoid templates and try to find an expert writer who can draw out your key strengths and accomplishments without making you sound like you do back flips in the office!
With these simple concepts in mind, you should be able to arm yourself with a powerful resume that is sure to get better results and jump-start your career.
By Justin Olsen