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Important Information Regarding Your Resume


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There are three things you can say about your resume:

  • It is an integral part of your brand.  That is good.
  • It is a document most of us hate to mess with. That’s bad
  • It is the document that gets us eliminated from consideration for that dream job more often than not.  Now that’s ugly.

Here are five guidelines to bolster your resume:

Liberally use Keywords and phrases from the job description whenever possible.

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  1. Be sure to include your address and other contact information at the top.  Some ATS systems will eliminate the resume without an address
  2. Make the document easier to read. Do not use a typeface smaller than 11 points. Create white space between major entries.
  3. Liberally use Keywords and phrases from the job description whenever possible.
  4. Describe each employer, then list your title and then explain your scope of responsibility.  Do not mix scope of responsibility statements with accomplishments
  5. Be sure your accomplishments sell your value