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Tips for Writing a Better Resume

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Use a minimum 12 font in either Times or Arial.  Other fonts are hard to read and detract from the resume.

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Allow for adequate margins

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Use conventional English.  Stay away from multi-syllabic words

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Use bullets - not paragraphs and no more than 5 bullets for the 2 most recent positions

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Have other people proofread your resume before you send it anywhere.

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When given the opportunity, always email your resume with a hard copy following via first class mail.

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Send a brief customized letter with each resume

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If using a recruiter, make sure they have all your pertinent information (i.e. relocation availability, compensation requirement, position desired)

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Go over your resume before each interview.  Whomever is interviewing you probably just did. 

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Have printed reference list with you at interview and be prepared to submit it. 

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Have several different versions of your resume ready for different types of positions.

Don't

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Never give the reason for leaving a job (this applies to terminations too).  It is always better to explain it in an interview.

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"References Available on Request" is assumed and unnecessary on all resumes. 

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Never list references on your resume

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Don't omit dates of employment.  Month and year or hire and termination are a must.

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Do not date your resume

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Do not include personal or physical information.

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Never list schooling before college if you have a degree.

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Never use "action-words".  Sparked, streamlined and accelerated are passť.

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Never include salary information in your resume

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Never exaggerate your responsibilities.  If references are checked the truth will come out.

 

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