Tips on How to Write Your Resume

 

When writing your resume, always keep in mind that you are selling yourself to prospective buyers. Be factual, straight to the point, and focus on your best assets.

 

Don’t include exaggerated, technical words. Don’t use over statements. It gives the appearance of a “paid resume”. Highlight your achievements and your contributions from previous employment. Show your long permanent status (if applicable).  Employers are usually concerned when employees are constantly moving around every 6 months. It does not reflect permanency in job employment history.

 

Be creative and show impressive numbers.  Highlight your role on how you brought about new ideas, procedures, products, etc. This will put you in a better position than other candidates applying for the job.

 

Outside community work and extracurricular activities can be an advantage on your resume. Employers like a good leader; it shows initiative, strategic planning potentials and good decision-making.

 

When reinforcing your strengths, make sure they are tailored to the job position you are applying for. Don’t get carried away with itemizing all your talents that are not even job-related.

 

These are just a few tips to help you determine what to put on your resume.

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