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How to make your resume/CV stand out?

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Swaroop’s Answer

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Hi Madisyn,

A good resume has all the good/best stuff about what you've accomplished. What will make your resume stand out is what information you put in it about you. Your experience, internships, projects, skills, strengths that are needed for the job you're applying. Bonus points if you're creative and your resume is unique.

All the best!

Here are a few sample resumes that stood out for me:

http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

https://norareca.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/infographic-resume/

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Mili’s Answer

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Hey Madisyn!

I found that a resume that stands out not only has good content, but also great design. Even if you have great experience, but have a lackluster layout or design, I find that they can get lost in the folds. Having an eyecatching but also content heavy 1-pager (rule of thumb, 5 years of experience for 1 page) are the best resume's I've come across. Check out online resume layouts, or even look up some good designs off of Pinterest and design your own that reflects who you are.

If Elon Musk can have a 1 page resume, so can you :)

https://novoresume.com/career-blog/elon-musk-one-page-resume

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Sofia’s Answer

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Highlighting your personal accomplishments and contributions are great ways to make your cv standout. I see a lot of people stating that they are "solution oriented thinkers" but when they provide no evidence to support this claim, it falls on deaf ears.

Having a nice layout for a cv also really helps. You can purchase very well designed cvs on etsy for about $10 https://www.etsy.com/ca/market/resume_template

Do not forget however that less is more and stick to a simple clean design.

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Katie’s Answer

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Hi Madisyn - When creating your resume, be sure to focus on your key accomplishments, rather than just stating your job responsibilities in a position. Think about your successes, and be sure to highlight them. How did you help to improve a process? How did you contribute to the team? Give those questions some thought, and be sure it comes across in your resume.

I 100% agree with Katie. Highlighting your actual personal accomplishments/contributions is a great way to get noticed rather than focusing on routine cv components like responsibilities. It shows your resourcefulness and ability to think outside the box for solutions. I have seen so many cvs that say "solution oriented" but when there is no evidence to support this claim, the statement falls on deaf ears. Having a well laid out cv is also helpful. There are great templates you can purchase for about $10 on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/market/resume_template But remember, less is more when it comes to cv design. Please keep that in mind! Sofia Flores
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Alexandra’s Answer

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You can personalize it depending on the industry you are applying, like using visuals, keep it simple, max 1 page. Make sure you add also your LinkedIn profile link.

Here are some examples, you can build your CV on-line:

https://www.visualcv.com/

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John’s Answer

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Highlight the experience and skills you have that are relevant to the role you are allying for. Make them call out to the recruiter "Yes, this is the candidate I need". Use the job description to figure out what's relevant, and go into specifics as to what you have accomplished in these areas.

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Olivia’s Answer

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Also make sure you consider ways that your skills are transferrable. If you're applying for a job that you might not have done before, how can you make skills you learned on other jobs applicable to the job you're applying for? It's always good to create and tailor cover letters with your resume to help tell your story. Good luck!

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ABHISHEK’s Answer

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Be encouraging , speak from experiences and cite sources

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