Top 10 Ways To Rock Your Resumé

Top 10 Ways To Rock Your Resumé

Whether you’re looking for a new job or just pruning up your paperwork, one of the keys to nabbing the job you want is creating a successful resumé. Here are our top 10 ways to make sure yours stands out.

Photo by Elliot P.

10. Start with a Big List, and Then Shorten It

keeping your resumé briefMake a plain text document of all the possible information you might includePhoto by Brandi Sims

9. Know What Not to Include

get rid of not-so-notable accomplishmentsget rid of those tooPhoto by Jon Tunn

8. Avoid Overused Phrases

gone through lists of tired phrasesmore than one occasioncheck out every listPhoto by Muffet

7. Quantify Your Accomplishments

pick something quantifiablePhoto by Iain Watson

6. Find the Keywords Your Employer is Looking for and Use Them

scanning them for relevant keywordsPhoto by Frank Jania

5. Strategically Tweak Your Dates of Employment

strategically format your resuméPhoto by simplyrikkles

4. Try a Visual Slideshow or Video Resumé

slideshowPhoto by airgap

3. Don’t Use it Until the End of the Interview Process

wait to hand in your resumé until the endPhoto by Alan Cleaver

2. Use Multiple Resumés for Different Potential Jobs

highlighted some software that helps you do this without pulling your hair out

1. Proofread from the Bottom Up

read it from the bottom upPhoto by kafka4prez

We’ve written a lot on crafting the perfect resumé over the years, so be sure to check out the resumé tag for even more tips. And, of course, if you have your own—whether from experience as an employee or an employer—share them with us in the comments.


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