Resume Writing Tips
January 19, 2016
Resume Writing – How to get the most out of this essential document.
Last week on Twitter, we asked a simple question to our job seeking followers:
If we were willing to give you free advice on how to be more effective in your #JobSearch, would you be interested?
— Jobs at Deluxe (@DeluxeJobs) January 14, 2016
For those of you who responded, here it is! Today we will cover three quick tips for resume writing, a fundamental and essential element of your job search:
Your resume is major part of the job search and could in fact, be the determining factor in whether or not you land a job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when drafting yours.
- Make it VERY clear why you would be a good fit for the role
Make sure to draw parallels between your own professional experience and skills that you have developed in previous positions to the core responsibilities of the position that you’re applying to. When doing this, make sure to…
- Be specific
When outlining these parallels, it’s beneficial to highlight key accomplishments. Try to be as specific as possible. See below for an example of what someone in Sales might include on their resume.
Ex. “Eclipsed monthly sales goals by at least 15% every month throughout Q4 2015”
This is going to show the Recruiter or Hiring Manager precisely how this candidate performed in their previous role and will give them some insight as to what they could expect from them as an employee of their organization.
- Pay attention to detail
Attention to detail is one of the most common attributes that candidates list as a strength. If you’re going to include it, LIVE IT! This should go without saying, but make sure that you double or even triple check your spelling, punctuation and grammar. A slip-up in any one of these areas can cost you your chance of landing the job.
If you have any additional questions regarding resume writing, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and I’ll gladly get back to you.
Also, if you have any suggestions on any other job seeking topics, go ahead and leave that in the comment section as well.
And of course, if you’re currently on the job hunt, be sure to visit our official careers site to view all of our available positions.