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7 Tips for a Better Resume

Posted on: February 12, 2013

#1_Resume-on-the-Table-35426906Many people think that a resumes only job is to tell people where you’ve worked before. But it’s so much more than that. A good resume gets you noticed and makes an employer want to meet you. To help yours stand out in the pile, try to follow these tips:

  1. Don’t just send a Word document. Sometimes Word files look different on different computers. To make sure yours looks right, try to save it as a PDF file. Look for the “Save as PDF” option when printing.
  2. Save references for later. Personal references can be helpful, but instead of putting them on your resume, save them for later in the interview process.
  3. Include important keywords. Sometimes resumes go into a big computer database where managers can search for candidates. So make sure yours contains the words they’ll be looking for.
  4. Give it a unique look. No need to go crazy, but think about adding color or changing your layout a bit. It helps your resume stand out against the others.
  5. List your skills. Be sure to list your important skills at the bottom. Are you good with computers? Typing? Special training? Include it!
  6. List accomplishments, too. Don’t just mention past job duties, but describe what you did. Did you create a new way of working? Win an award? Meet a goal?
  7. Tell a story. Highlight your strengths and experiences that make you ideal for the job or career you want. And let them shine throughout your resume.

Need help building a strong cover letter and resume? Contact Everest Career Services for assistance, advice and more.

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