17 Tips in building your resume!
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Advice for your resume:
- Be specific about your job duties, do not talk in general terms.
- Your Summary should be different for each job you apply.
- Proof your resume for grammar and spelling errors.
- Proof for punctuation. I see so many resumes that have no punctuation.
- Do not include your address on the resume, include an email and cell number.
- Your email address should always be professional. i.e firstname.lastname@example.org not a good idea. Always provide an email address, they are free.
- List your cell phone number on your resume, so you can always answer the phone in a polite manner. Do not leave it up to a third-party to take a message for you.
- Make sure your voicemail message is professional.
- Do not use word abbreviations – in example –, etc, Employers, Cities, Words – Spell everything out!
- Do not use a spouse or friend as a reference.
- Do not use See Above or References available, always provide everything up front.
- Downloaded images on Monster are very hard to read. Do not put an image on job boards.
- Make sure your on-line image of your resume is the same as the one you send to employers. Ie; Linked in.
- Always list the city and state in which your job located after the name of the company. Local Resources sometimes are preferred or a resource from the area an interviewer may have grown up.
- You are unemployed and have not found something for a year, but you leave your on-line resume with companies and titles only with no explanation of what you did. Write your on-line resume as if you are handing this to me.
- Use bullet points and be specific in your description of your duties.
- Do not hide what companies you worked at from the Recruiter or the hiring manager, this will create a credibility issue if you do not provide them with what company each project was completed. Working for a Fortune 500 company holds more weight than working for a Mom and Pop shop down on Main Street.