The weather is getting warmer and that means watching out for dehydration. Not just for you, but your resume too! If your resume is looking a little parched, it might be time for an update. Here are a few cool resume tips to keep in mind.
- Make Strong Word Choices
In acting, they always say to make strong choices. Casting directors want to see actors that really go after the role. The same applies to resumes! Hiring managers see hundreds of resumes a day, and strong word choices will really make yours stand out from the pack.
- Avoid Common Mistakes
Even if your experience is a perfect fit for the job, the hiring manager is going to ignore it if your resume looks unprofessional. You want to avoid common resume mistakes. Beware of bad formatting, sending in generic resumes that aren’t tailored to the specific job opportunity, and including information irrelevant to the job, like info about your personal life.
- Update Your Resume for Technology
Technology has changed how HR managers look at resumes. Your resume may be viewed on a computer screen or a tablet or phone, so make sure it’s mobile friendly. It’s also okay to have a longer resume. Applicant Tracking Systems are commonly used to filter applicants, and you need to include relevant keywords.
- Don’t Lie on Your Resume
We’ve all thought about embellishing the truth at one point or another, but lying on your resume is a bad idea. Big lies are just too easy to catch with a quick online search, and small lies will end up hurting you in the long run. Maybe you say you can handle a program you don’t actually know how to use, or a fake connection meets your manager at a party and says they don’t know you. You never know what can happen!
Keep these tips in mind and your resume will be hydrated and ready to go in no time!
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