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Old 05-05-2017, 07:50 PM
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Highlight important details are highly appreciated. In writing resume, an applicant should make an effort to keep the resume short but very fruitful. Make sure to highlight skills and work history if needed. It should be in the right format to make it look really professional.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:07 AM
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I think the best way to get your resume read is to keep it simple and format it correctly. Make sure all the headlines are the same size, font, and weight. Make sure things are aligned correctly. Don't ever forget to spell check and proofread. My resume is extremely simple but it's gotten me jobs before.

If you need help with formatting, you can download templates from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/te...043371033.aspx
I would have to agree. Simple is best. I work in HR and hate routing through some resumes attempting to find information. A basic resume is best. Basic font too nothing too fancy. The header should always be your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Your topics: OBJECTIVE/MISSION, EXPERIENCE/SKILLS; WORK EXPERIENCE; EDUCATION; VOLUNTEER these in my opinion should be in all caps and bolded and in this order to set off what you are ready to discuss. it is quicker to find the information that the employer is looking for. It is not your life story. It is a summary of you.

Always refer to the employers job posting in order to get their verbage of skills and experience necessary for the job so use their words and not your own. Always include a simple over letter.

There are a lot of great websites that you can set up your first resume for free with their tutorials. Then you can just copy and paste it into your word processing program. No need to spend a lot of money to keep it updated with these people. This was helpful to me as I went back to work and did not know what kind of resume to set up.

You can change the style of the resume too in order to set yourself apart from others but remember not too fancy and it is a summary of you and your work experience.
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I would have to agree. Simple is best. I work in HR and hate routing through some resumes attempting to find information. A basic resume is best. Basic font too nothing too fancy. The header should always be your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Your topics: OBJECTIVE/MISSION, EXPERIENCE/SKILLS; WORK EXPERIENCE; EDUCATION; VOLUNTEER these in my opinion should be in all caps and bolded and in this order to set off what you are ready to discuss. it is quicker to find the information that the employer is looking for. It is not your life story. It is a summary of you.

Always refer to the employers job posting in order to get their verbage of skills and experience necessary for the job so use their words and not your own. Always include a simple over letter.

There are a lot of great websites that you can set up your first resume for free with their tutorials. Then you can just copy and paste it into your word processing program. No need to spend a lot of money to keep it updated with these people. This was helpful to me as I went back to work and did not know what kind of resume to set up.

You can change the style of the resume too in order to set yourself apart from others but remember not too fancy and it is a summary of you and your work experience.
+1 Great tips
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:58 PM
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I would like to recommend steering clear of Microsoft Templates. Those templates tend to be designed using "tables". Resumes that utilize tables, when uploaded in an applicant tracking software, tends to lose its format and when the software try to transfer the information (putting your name in name field, email in email field, etc.) most of the information will not transfer over correctly. As a result, information will be missing (or jumbled) within your application, and can cause you to be overlooked for a position.

If you're going to use a template, purchase one that is designed in Microsoft by a professional. Professional templates are rarely designed using tables and they are be the best option when you want to save money and not have to pay someone to do it professionally for you.
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Try to keep simple and clean.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:47 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Will try it ASAP
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I agree. It is best to keep your resume simple. Bolding headings is always good to make each category stand out. But if you have had multiple jobs in the past, keep it simple and just include the most recent 3. Don't bother listing jobs from a few years ago as prospective employers are most interested in your recent employment.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:20 AM
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I have some experience to write resumes and I want to share my ideas with fellows by sharing some important tips to add more professional look to the resume. People can get their resumes noticed by the employers if they avoid the following points:
1). Don't mention salary demands in the resumes
2). Don't let the irrelevant information creep in to the resume
3). Assure accuracy of the resume
4). Don't attach any picture with the resume
5). Limit the length of the resume up to two pages


Hope you will get benefit from these tips.

Good Luck
Thanks that was very useful!
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:46 PM
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As difficult as it is to do, I've always tried to limit my resumes to 1 page (not including the cover letter). Has it become more acceptable now to have 2 pages? When I worked in HR (years ago now), it was common to see most resumes as 1 page only.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:19 AM
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really useful info, thank you
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