4 Tips for Writing a Better Resume

Resume writingIn today’s world, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of information available. This also applies to information about writing a resume. You may want to apply all that you’ve learned, but then you just end up with a bloated resume that no employer wants to read.

You want to show a potential employer that you have what it takes to do the job, but bombarding him with information about your employment history that’s irrelevant to the position is not recommended. A resume with concisely presented information should be your goal. Here are some ways to accomplish this:

Focus on the Goal

Don’t get into the mindset that more is better; it will be better to just showcase those experiences or skills you have acquired and developed over the years that you will use for the job you’re applying for. Ask yourself: Will I use this for the job? If not, don’t bother putting it in, as it would only take up space that you could use for more relevant information.

Check it with Fresh Eyes

When you’re proofreading a resume, don’t do it after writing it, as it’s easy to overlook things that you’re already used to seeing. Take a short break before checking it again, or better yet, have somebody else check your work for you.

Don’t Write an All-in-One Resume

When you’re searching for a job, you can get tired of writing resumes repeatedly, but this still doesn’t mean that you should write a resume to fit every job. There should only be parts of the resume that will be repeated, with other parts that you will need to change according to the job.

Use Structure

An important part of writing your resume is writing it in an organized manner. Using structure in writing your resume will help an employer find the information he needs. Plus, it will help you tell your story to an employer.

Your resume is an important part of your job search; it shows an employer what you have accomplished in your career, as well as what you intend to accomplish with your next employer. Write your resume with passion, focus, and structure for the best results.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.