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Resume Tip #5: Get A Second (Or Third) Opinion
Find a resume reviewer, personal mentor or industry leader who is willing to take a look at your resume and provide you with valuable feedback. Doing this can help you:
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There are nearly an unlimited number of resume resources available with the turn of page or the click of a button. However, this next tip is commonly overlooked, and undoubtedly has a great affect on your future employer.
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Resume Tip #4: Ensure Font Consistency
This tip requires close attention to detail, and is entirely fundamental to the resume revamp process. Paying close attention to the font styles and sizes within your resume has many benefits:
So how do you ensure font consistency - you ask? It's easy, just make a list of the fonts, sizes and styles you would like to use throughout your resume. Then click on each line of your resume until you have ensured your resume fonts match up.
Can you think of more benefits to using consistent resume fonts? If so, include them below! Can't wait to read them!
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In Day 2 of the Resume Revamp Series we talked about the fundamental elements that a traditional resume should possess, including a list of relevant work experience.
It can be hard to determine exactly which of your previous positions are most relevant or will have the greatest impact on an employer. It can be equally as difficult communicating these experiences in a way that is both impressive and concise.
Believe it or not, this part of the resume writing process is where people spend the most time (and often have the most frustration).
Resume Tip #3: Use Numbers To Tell A Story
When describing your previous work experience, you'll want to include 3 to 4 of the top achievements or milestones you accomplished while serving in each respective role.
Using numbers as a storytelling tool and quantify key information is what will give your resume the competitive edge it needs to really stand out.
Applicant 1: Exceeded sales goals company wide and received a competative employee of the year award.
Applicant 2: Received corporate recognition for exceeding sales goals by $150,000 within the first quarter of 2017.
Now if you're hiring for a competitive sales position, which of these two applicants would you be more interested in interviewing? Which example tells a better story, leaving you intrigued and wanting to know more? Correct! The second applicant does just that.
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Ever strike up a great conversation with a complete stranger? Perhaps you were in line at Starbucks, or sitting next to someone on a plane. Then someone made a comment about the weather and next thing you know you're both vibing the conversation. Seamlessly hopping from one topic to the next.
And then, all too quickly, you sense the conversation coming to an innevitable close.
But wait! You're not ready! You're still so intrigued by the interaction that you don't want the conversation to end. You have more stories to share, more questions to ask. From your brief interaction you've heard just enough to pull you in and make you actually WANT to know more! You're now plotting for the best way to exchange information with them without "being all weird" about it. You would genuinely just like to keep in touch.
So what does this little story have to do with Resume Writing you ask? Well...
This same feeling of hopeful anticipation is exactly what you want employers to feel when they finish reviewing your resume.
Forgive me if my analogy seems a bit too idealistic, but trust me - it's not. I've been on the reviewing end of the interview process enough to know that this is truly how employers hope to feel when they are sifting through stacks of resumes, looking for the perfect person to fill a vital role on their team. And I fully believe that your resume has the potential to illicit this same response!
Employers are looking for a resume that woos them and pulls them in. One that has them asking the best questions in an effort to know more about you based on your previous educational and work experience. This is exactly the type of resume we are working to build together over this 5 Day Resume Revamp series!
Which brings us to our next resume revamp tip...checking to make sure you have the fundamental elements included in your resume.
Disclaimer*** Some of these tips may seem obvious, but you would be surprise how often some of these are overlooked!
Resume Tip #2: Check for the Basics
So there you have it! I'm already looking forward to sharing the next Resume Revamp tip tomorrow!
To check out the last Resume Revamp Tip (Day 1) click here!
Each year, as Spring approaches, the most fascinating thing takes place.
As if overnight, we become hyper-aware of the things in our space that bring us joy, and the things that no longer belong. We take rigorous inventory of our homes, offices, cars, and closets. Filling plastic bins and garbage bags with the old to make room for the new.
But why stop there?
Why not capitalize on this innate desire to refresh and rejuvenate by spending some time revamping your resume too!
Over the next five days I'll be publishing resume writing tips and tricks which are sure to give your resume the spring cleaning it needs to stand out to current or future employers.
Resume Tip #1
You don't need to spend hours at a time updating your entire resume in one sitting. On the contrary, making small tweaks to your resume overtime may actually be more affective both personally and professionally. Review and update your resume every 3-6 months. That way your resume will be ready to present at a moment’s notice. This can also help you benchmark progress in your current roles, and may even encourage you to continue setting and reaching your career goals!
Check out this article featured at Forbes.com for even more great reasons why you should (always!) keep your resume updated.
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