Your resume must clearly demonstrate why you are better than the rest. Your resume is your first step to getting the job
that you want. A well
written resume can result in getting a high paying job. Everyone's resume has employment history information
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- Your resume must sell all the benefits of your skills.
- Remove everything that starts with "responsibilities included
..." and replace with achievements and accomplishments.
- Your strengths must stand out clearly at the beginning of your
- Quantify your experience by including numerical figures, such as
monetary budgets/ funds saved, time periods/ efficiency improved, %
- Begin sentences with strong action
verbs. Use the past tense to describe achievements for previously held positions
and use the present tense for your current position.
- Consider replacing your job title with a more appropriate job
title if that's more realistic ("Project Manager" instead of "Project
Engineer" , or write Project Manger/
- Never use "I" or other pronouns to identify yourself.
- Highlight (in bold letters) your strengths any specific skills that match the requirements of
the job you are applying to.
- Do not use colors.
- Do not fold or staple your resume or cover letter. When mailing, place in a
9 x 12 envelope.
- Use bulleted sentences rather than paragraphs. This will make it
easier to read your resume.
- Pay attention to the overall appearance of your resume & ensure
there is adequate white space.
- Avoid abbreviations, even for common words.
- Don't include marital status, health, citizenship, age. Only include
the ones that are a requirement for the job that you are applying to.
- Don't include "Hobbies" on a resume.
- Don't include ethnic or religious affiliations.
- Don't include current or previous salary details or salary expectations.
- Fill in any gaps, by inserting any valuable work or training you did i.e.,
full-time parent" or "part-time student/ volunteer,"
- Proofread. It is imperative to catch and correct all spelling and grammatical weaknesses
and mistakes and correct them.
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Keep in mind that only resumes that are well presented and show the accomplishments,
strengths and achievements are short-listed.