Picture this, you submit your less than perfect resume to a potential employer, he reads it, sees a mistake or two and tosses it in the trash. How is that for a first impression? Believe it or not this happens more often than you would think. In today's competitive job market, you simply can't afford to send out a resume that's less than perfect.
On average, an employer spends 20 seconds reviewing a resume. This is a very small window to make a positive impression. Located below are a few easy tips that you can consider to perfect your resume and land an interview:
|•||Develop a mutually-beneficial objective.|
|•||Include bullet points to make your resume easy to read.|
|•||Incorporate action words and quantify your accomplishments, whenever possible.|
|•||Limit your resume to 1-2 pages.|
|•||Be uniform and consistent in the use of italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining.|
|•||Target your resume to the job which you are applying. Review the job description and revise accordingly.|
|•||Avoid using terms that are specific to past jobs or companies that not everyone will understand.|
|•||List your experiences (with recent experiences first) before educational background, unless you are a recent college graduate.|
As a job seeker, there are many resources available that can help you improve your resume. You can take advantage of our many articles on resume writing that are available within our site or consider engaging a professional resume writing service.