4 Easy Ways to Improve your Resume under 30 minutes

My last post dealt with updating the layout for my on-line resume. Now my next goal is to update the wording to make the content more appealing. In today’s post, I’m going to share some tips I found from reddit forums dealing with improving resumes.

Tips
1. Get their attention! Most managers reviewing your resume will fly through it in less than a minute. Tell a short story to capture their attention. Show, don’t tell.

Bad:

I’m an expert in sales

Good:

Three weeks after I was hired for this position, I grossed $$$ in sales and trained 2 new employees

2. Keep it short and relevant. No one enjoys reading a 10 page resume, so keep it under 3 pages. Bonus points if it’s 1 page.

3. You should fit your resume to each job specifically. Use some of the same language that’s used in the job posting. Or better yet review the resumes of others in a similar position for inspiration. Checkout Indeed.com/resume

4. Have someone proof read it!

Remember that the purpose of your resume is to get you an interview, not the job. Keep it relatively short and relevant.

Larry Battle

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