Top 5 tips for your resume

Are you lost and unsure about your resume or cover letter? Here are 5 things to keep in mind when writing your resume:

1. Keep it short – Keep it at two pages or less. Most people hiring prefer one page, but two pages is okay if the content is appropriate. For example, someone who has had a longer career.

2. First Person Implied – As a rule, your resume should be written in first person implied. No, you don’t want to write in actual 1st person. Be sure to remove words such as ‘I’ and ‘my’.

3. Triple Check – Mistakes in your resume can cost you an interview. Triple check everything such as grammar, formatting and spelling. Be sure to ask a friend or two review it for some constructive criticism.

4. Get to the point! – Employers statistically spend only 10-20 seconds reviewing a resume. So keep it direct and simple.

5. Cover Letter – ALWAYS include a cover letter with your resume (unless it’s specified not to). It demonstrates communication skills, shows you are interested and gives you a chance to highlight what you want them notice.

If you’d like more help with your resume, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Hallie Crawford
Career Coach

P.S. How do you know if your resume is good? Take this Resume Quiz to find out how to keep your resume out of the trash can.