I’m feeling a bit random today, but had more thoughts about putting together your resume. It’s easy to write your resume once you decide what you’d like to include in it.
Follow the following tips to help it from getting thrown in the trash, and of course, making it look great:
* One half inch to one inch margins are ideal.
* Use and easy to read font like Arial or Time New Roman
* Spell Check! Enough said!
* Honesty Counts! Tell the truth on your resume. Many people have been fired once lies on their resume have been discovered. Tell the truth!
* One to two pages (at most) is a good length. No need to write a long novel!
* Don’t include your marital status, race, age, sexual preference, religion, or citizenship.
* Use accurate job descriptions and your title. Always use action verbs when describing your job. For example: trained 50 technicians, planned company offsite meetings, investigated false insurance claims, etc. etc. Hiring managers as well as the individuals you might encounter when you’re interviewing want to look at your resume and understand what you accomplished in each position.
* References: Most hiring managers know you probably have reference available. If you don’t, it’s a good idea to speak with former bosses, coworkers, etc., who can attest to what is was like working with you. Ideally, you should not put “Reference available on request” in your resume.