5 Ways to Improve Your Resume
Do you have a resume? Have you updated it recently? If not, now is the time to do so. You may think that your resume has everything that an employer would want, but there are ways to make it even better. Whether you're looking for your first job or just need an update on your skills and experience, this blog post will help improve what's currently on your resume.
1. Have a professional-looking resume that is clean and easy to read.
The first thing that you should do if looking for a job is to make your resume easy and readable. A professional-looking document will help get the attention from employers, as well as land interviews more easily!
2. Use action verbs in the job descriptions to show what you achieved at your previous jobs.
In order to be as successful as possible, it is important that job seekers use action verbs in their resumes and cover letters. Action words show what you accomplished at your previous jobs so employers know just how qualified someone might be for this position because they have been through those experiences before.
Accelerate, Champion, Transform
3. Include all relevant work experience, even if it's not directly related to this position.
It's perfectly okay to include work experience that is not relevant to the job you are applying for. It can be a steppingstone in your career and may even help with the interview process! Keep it short and sweet, but make sure you include all your work history on your resume. You never know when this information will come in handy.
4. List any volunteer or extracurricular activities that are relevant for this position.
Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience, and it can also be a great way to learn new skills. When you are applying for your first job, any volunteer work or extracurricular activities that you have done in the past should definitely be included on your resume because they show that you care about making a difference in society. Not only will this help you get noticed by employers, but it might even give them insight into what types of things interest you outside of your career.
5. Keep your resume succinct.
If you're writing your resume for a new job, it can be easy to get carried away with all the information you want to include. But in order for hiring managers to quickly scan and identify your qualifications, it's important that your resume is succinct. What does "succinct" mean? It means providing only the most pertinent information on a given topic or issue while leaving out unimportant details. For example, if you worked at an ice cream shop for six months 10 years ago, then don't mention that little detail in the summary of this job experience section (unless it has some impact on how you are qualified for this particular job). Your goal should be to keep your paragraphs short, concise, and relevant.
There are so many ways to improve your resume and we hope these 5 tips gave you some ideas. And don't forget, if this post has sparked an interest in our free courses - sign up today! You can even earn a certificate for completing the course that will be added to your resume as proof of completion. Remember, it's never too late or early to start thinking about improving your career skillset. Sign up for your free account today!