6 Tips To Building A Better Resume

Are you looking for a better paying job?

Having a resume that stands out in a competitive market is a must, since you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Here are 6 tips to building a better resume to land you a higher paying job.

Tip #1: Make your resume look appealing.

According to Salary.com looks matter in the design and format of your resume. Select a design that highlights the most important information about your work experience, skills and education.

Tip #2: Include a well-written cover letter.

Most companies will only spend a couple minutes looking over a resume to see if it warrants a deeper look. So make sure your cover letter wows them. Then give them all the details in your resume.

Tip #3: Keep it Short. (1 page or 2 at the most)

A well-summarized representation of your work history, experience and education is far more impactful than a long chronological list. Highlight your wins and advancements instead of listing every job you’ve ever had.

Tip #4: Spell check the entire resume.

Then do it again. It must be free of misspellings and include correct grammar and punctuation. A poorly written resume will find its way to the “circular file”, otherwise known as the trash can.

Tip #5: Focus on the position you are applying for.

Know what they are looking for ahead of time, and emphasize your skills that are associated with what it takes to do the job well.

Tip #6: Always tell the truth.

Do you want the first impression you make with a possible employer to make them think you’re a liar? Of course not. But a CareerBuilder survey revealed that 58% of hiring managers have caught a lie on a resume. That means they will be looking for falsehoods, and anything else that makes them feel like you’re not being totally honest with them.

Follow these simple but important suggestions, and you will shine the next time you’re sitting at an interviewer’s desk.

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