Tips For Writing a Resume

Monday, 13 Dec 2010 12:11 PM

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Writing a resume is an important task for anyone looking for a job because it is one of the first things a perspective employer will see. It is vitally important that the resume looks professional, and does not contain any errors that would make the document hard to read. A good resume can make the difference between being called in for an interview and not getting the job you have always wanted.
 
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The five best tips for writing a resume are as follows:
 
1. Use a Computer:
By preparing a resume with a computer, people will be able to create a professional looking document that they can easily edit. Some people may find that it is easy for them to write a resume with a computer program that already has the format for resume writing.
 
2. Leave out Certain Information:
People should not include irrelevant personal information on any resume. This includes age, height, weight, and marital status. These are all things that may not mean anything to the employer. It is also important that people do not include information about salary and wages. These are things that can be discussed when someone comes in for an interview or is being offered a job.
 
3. Keep it Short:
It is difficult to read through many different resumes, so it is important that people keep their resumes short. Always be concise with statements, and stay on topic. The more specific someone can be on a resume, the better. Try to fit the resume on to one page, as this is an ideal length.
 
4. Proofread Before Sending In:
The best way to help a resume find its way to the trash is to have spelling and grammar mistakes. An employer is looking for someone who pays attention to detail, and forgetting to proofread makes a bad impression right from the start. It is best to have someone else look over the master copy of a resume as another set of eyes can help to make the resume look professional.
 
5. Make it Readable:
A resume needs to be neat, clear, and readable so potential employers will be able to pay attention to the words, not the difficult to read text, or distracting background of the paper. You should have several different people look over the presentation of your resume to make sure it looks professional.
 

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