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Tips for Building Your Resume

A resume is a great way to showcase your experience and skills for potential employers. Building a resume can sound daunting, but it isn’t as hard as one might think. Here are our basic tips:

  1. Keep it simple. You don’t need an excess of graphics, pictures, or cool fonts. The more uniform & basic the resume is, the easier it is to read!
  2. Leave it to one page. You can cut down on the length of your resume by leaving out detailed paragraphs of job duties, jobs from more than 15-20 years ago (especially if it isn’t relevant to the job you’re applying for), and jobs that were short-lived & only there to fill a gap. Remember #1 – keep it simple!
  3. Make sure your information is up to date. A lot of people use resume generators, and while those are a great tool, it doesn’t do any good if you don’t keep it updated! Make sure to update after a change in contact information, and especially if there is new experience or skills to be added.
  4. Try to keep your skills relevant to the position you’re applying for. This is a great way to make you stand out from other applicants.
  5. Proofread. Seriously. You don’t want to apply for a type-writing or data-entry job with grammar mistakes or misspellings. And you DEFINITELY don’t want your phone number listed wrong!

If you need a little more insight, here’s a roundup of some great articles we found with tips for building (or improving) your resume!



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