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Tips for writing a good resume?

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Just looking for advice on this topic, list of do's and don'ts etc. #job-search #resume

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Keith’s Answer

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Do's
- Keep it to 1-2 pages
- Quantify your accomplishments under each position
- Use keywords that match the prospective position's responsibilities and qualifications
- Be consistent in verbal tense and wording of dates
- Bold the font of your positions and degrees instead of institutions
- Bullet accomplishments under each position using strong, active verbs to begin each one (e.g. Conducted financial transactions for customers)


Don't's
- Neglect to check for spelling errors or typos
- Share personal hobbies or interests
- Indicate "References Available Upon Request" (it is already implied when submitting your resume)
- Put salary history

Thank you! Lera K.
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John’s Answer

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First lets identify Do's and Don'ts of a resume.
Here a list of the Don'ts

√ It isn’t a log of your job history.
√ It isn’t a summary of skills.
√ It isn’t going to automatically get you a job.

Think of your resume this way: It’s an advertisement, and you are the product. Your goal is to get hiring managers to buy your skills. To accomplish that, you need to you need to market your skills, simply having a resume isn’t enough to get you an interview.

Here a list of Do's to create a winning resume

√ Contact Information – Contact details must be outlined near the top.
√ Resume Objective – Use this a introduction of your job-seekers goals (tailor this section of your resume to each employer).
√ Work Experience – For this format, you must have a consistent work history (or one that isn’t too patchy).
√ Additional Skills – Your skills section can still be used to highlight personal attributes you’re proud of (again tailor this for each employer).
√ Education – Your degree(s) and certifications (if relevant) should be prominent.
√ Accomplishments – Be sure to mention your most impressive awards and honors.

Hope this Helps Lera
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John’s Answer

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In my position with Google, I look at a lot of resumes. Something very important to remember when applying to anything, is that there are a A TON of qualified people in this world. A resume should serve to demonstrate your strengths, but it also needs to help you stand out. In trying to be overly professional you run the risk of having the same template resume that everyone else has.


With that in mind, don't be afraid to show your personality on your resume. You can add a section about passions, hobbies, interests, or non-work related skills. Play with different formats, fonts, headers. Add personal projects, favorite classes or areas of study. Get creative and demonstrate you are not like all the other candidates. Adding some personality to your resume will help you be noticed, and help to communicate your values.


At the end of the day, a company is hiring someone for more than just their current achievement. They want to find someone who is a good culture fit, has leadership potential, and is all around someone they want to spend 8 hours/ day with.


*As a note: It is important to know your audience. Try to keep all written communication and documentation in line with the company your are applying to.

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Kim’s Answer

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Remember that the purpose of business is to make money. Show the employer what you can do to help them make, or save, money. Every position can do this, not just sales and marketing. For example: Stellar customer service - people tell other people about good service. They also tell them about bad service. Safety - accidents cost money. Regulatory compliance - breaking laws results in fines (not carding people when selling beer, for example).


check out this website for help in writing a resume, as it will also let you save it in various formats, and fax it. gotresumebuilder.com


best of luck!
Kim

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Ken’s Answer

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Hi Lera!


Here is a site that will give you much helpful information regarding resumes and cover letters:


https://www.themuse.com/tags/resumes-cover-letter

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