Quick Tips to Improve Your Resume

By: Anonymous

Here are five quick tips to help you write a resume that gets noticed.

1) Remove sentences that begin “Responsibilities included…”  That works for a job description, but not a resume.  Instead, list accomplishments. People who read resumes want to know what you’ve done.

2) When writing accomplishments, quantify them whenever possible.  For    example, “Increased sales 15%.”  “…resulting in savings of $40,000.”   “…doubling the number of customers.”

3) If you’ve had at least one job in your chosen field after graduation,    list your education after your work experience.

4) Tailor your resume to fit the job you want.  If you are responding to  an ad, and you have six of the eight key requirements, be sure your resume   says so.   Don’t make the reader infer how competent you are.Companies  generally spend less than one minute reading your resume during the first   screening.

5) Make sure there are no typos or improper uses of words. One of the top  traits that hiring managers want is excellent communication skills.Since  spell checkers don’t catch everything, be sure to have someone else proofread  your resume.

If you want to improve the odds that you’ll land a job you’ll really love, make sure your resume reflects your strongest motivations and talents.


About Amr Badran

An Egyptian Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer since 1997. I've trained on Management, Leadership and Soft Skills to thousands of people from many nationalities, backgrounds and professions in more than 10 countries across the Middle and Far East. I've also provided my consultancy service for issues of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales and Capacity Building. Holder of an MBA and a Candidate for Doctorate in Business. Find more about my Management and Personal Skills Courses at AmrBadran.com and feel free contacting me at Amr@AmrBadran.com
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