We all know we should rewrite a resume for each job application, but many job seekers still reuse the same one, only slapping on a new job when the occasion arises. You should make sure your resume is up to date, and relevant to the specific position. However, if you are still not going to do that, give your resume a fresher look with these quick tips:
Face Yourself in the Mirror
Don’t lie about your age! Actually, don’t include your age, height, weight, marital status, social insurance number, or other personal information at all. What we mean is that everything in your resume should be clear and accurate, with no chance of misleading a potential employer.
Once you have some professional work experience, slough off the old stuff. Do you still include every position you have ever held (eg. High School Hallway Monitor, Neighbourhood Dog Walker) though they have little to do with your intended career? Are you listing too many personal traits (does anyone not list “motivated” and “responsible” as qualities?) or unusual hobbies? These are not only unlikely to help you get the job, but will also make it harder for you to keep your resume at one to two pages.
Add Some Highlights
Posted March 26, 2013.
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