Improve Your Resumé with These Easy Tricks
A powerful resumé can help you stand out when you’re applying for jobs and, most of the time, is the deciding factor that leads to an interview. In order to create a powerful resumé, you must follow these tips and tricks to showcase what you have under your belt, so employers can easily see how you can be an asset to them.
Use traditional fonts such as Times New Roman or Cambria
No smaller than 9 point size and no larger than 12 point size. Don’t go crazy with boldface type, italics and/or underlining.
Replace the career objective section with a “wow” summary
Highlight your strongest skills, accomplishments and experiences. Give a synopsis of what you can bring to the table.
Ditch vague words
Phrases that include words like “creative” and “communication skills” should be avoided. Keywords that include certification and award titles are preferred. Be as specific as possible.
You should also have your contact information clear and visible so recruiters and employers can find it easily. If they can’t, they will move on. Your resume should align with the times, so if you still have undergraduate highlights from years ago, get rid of it and replace it with more relevant information. If you keep it simple, to the point and objective, you will have a greater chance of standing out from other applicants.