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How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume
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  • 1. By Kristin Petronio
    How to Write a Resume that Employers will Remember
  • 2. Why is a well-written resume so important?
    Employers only spend about 30 seconds looking at your resume.
    Hiring Managers and Recruiters now have access to Monster Jobs, Career Builder, and other resume sites.
    Throw out 50%-60% of the applicants
  • 3. Tailoring Your Resume advises you to tailor your job responsibilities and achievements to the company at which you apply
    Research the company and its industry
    Know what the employer is looking for and tailor your resume to match
  • 4. Organizing Your Resume
    General format: Name, Experience, Education, Extra Curricular
    Edugree, a career and education website, advises to be creative when organizing your resume
    Employers will quickly scan for gaps in employment history
    Creative formats distract from these gaps
  • 5. How can you make yours stand out?
    Must be carefully crafted to showcase your strengths and talents
    Shaping and polishing your keywords
    Applying the right verbs
    Presenting impressive statistics
    Providing perhaps a bit of humor
  • 6. Writing about Previous Experience
    This is where you must stand out
    Do not list every responsibility you’ve had
    Narrow down to a list of 10 to 15
    Highlight most meaningful accomplishments
    "Managed Print Creative" and effect: "Directed creative
    forentire print team of 12 designers, while increasing
    Productivityand reducing staff by10%"
  • 7. Make Statistics Count
    When quantifying accomplishments, make them seem impressive
    Instead of saying, “Directed 12 designers.”
    Try saying, “Directed an entire team of 12 designers.”
    This draws emphasis to the fact that you were able to direct an entire team, rather than the small size of the group.
  • 8. Choose your words carefully!
    Remember that those hiring may be looking for keywords so don’t be wordy!
    Use powerful nouns when possible
    Use adjectives to describe your strengths and abilities
    Try incorporating “buzzwords”
    Key action verbs of a particular industry
    Example: Implemented, published, etc.
  • 9. Most Importantly, Be Genuine reminds you to be honest
    Employers will often ask you to demonstrate your skills
    Don’t make exaggerated claims of skill levels
    On the other hand, don’t be modest
  • 10. References