Friday, October 4, 2013

Before You Post Your Resume, Make Sure It's Ship-Shape With These Tips

If you're looking for a job, it's a good idea to find a site where you can post your resume for free. One such site is Jobvertise.

Before you do that, though, take a moment to make sure your resume is in good shape.
A lot of ink gets spilled talking about ways you can add refinement and sophistiation to your resume. Finding ways to make your resume look elegant, professional and modern is a good use of your time, but only if the fundamentals of a great resume are taken care of.

So, let's talk about some of the most vital resume basics. It never hurts to have a refresher.
First, your resume should have absolutely no typos whatsoever. We know that typos happen, but even a small mistake can catch a recruiter's eye and knock you down a peg, perhaps costing you the job. In this economy, that's a risk no one can afford to take.

A good way to ensure that you don't have any typos (besides using spellcheck, of course) is to read your resume from the bottom up. Reading it out-of-order means your mind won't fall into seeing what it wants or expects to see. It's also a good idea to ask a friend to read it over, just in case he or she catches something you don't.

Second, make sure the information on your resume flows in a logical order. A reverse-chronological work history makes sense in many situations, but for some people, it makes more sense to group positions by industry (i.e. "customer service") rather than by the order in which you held them.

Lastly, don't fall into the routine of using the same resume for every single position. A one-size-fits-all resume works in theory, but in practice, it almost always makes sense to tweak a section or two or change a phrase based on the organization to which you're applying.

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