Exchange Resumes With Colleagues To Improve Yours

Exchange Resumes With Colleagues To Improve Yours

Ask your colleagues for their resumes and show them yours in return. You’ll learn how you can better describe your job or company, and get insights on the skill sets you need for your career.

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How a co-worker talks about a project you both worked on or the company you both work for can help you improve your resume. Chances are they will learn something from your resume too. Plus, seeing their skill set can serve as inspiration to figure out where you need to go in your career.

Lifehacker reader Manish says you could also find out interesting facts or numbers to back up your resume. When you read a colleague’s portfolio and see something like “Works at Company L, ranked 3rd in the world by XYZ experts”, it can make an impression on you, which means it could also have a positive impact on a recruiterm, so put that information in your resume as well.

Gather the right information and you can make your resume look impressive despite not having much to say. Thanks Manish!