Resumes are essential to the job search, but let’s be honest: creating one is not exactly anyone’s idea of a good time. With so many conflicting pieces of advice, you might feel like you don’t know where to start or what to do. But don’t worry — this time, we’ve done the heavy lifting.
We giving you our best resume advice and compiled it into one infographic to give you an easy-to-follow outline for a resume that will wow recruiters and hopefully, land you the job of your dreams.
Ready for a resume revamp? Read on below!
Don’t waste space with a big contact section: The contact section should be one line to save space for important information such as experience.
Title your sections intentionally: Frame your experience with a brief qualification or a targeted keyword. If you’re applying for a marketing position, you can simple say “Marketing Experience” for your relevant experience.
No keywords — fewer interviews: Writing a resume is actually simple — it’s your job to communicate that you can do the job you’re applying for. Adding relevant keywords and required skills.
Additional experience only if relevant: Nearly all job seekers have experiences outside the workplace whether it could be volunteering, side-projects, certifications, etc. We suggest only adding these experiences if they demonstrate relevance to a requirement of the job description.
Competitive job seekers have skills: In the past 6 months, we’ve had over 1,500 resumes reviewed — perhaps the key takeaway of seeing such diverse resumes is this: Competitive job seekers have deep, transferable skills. Less competitive job seekers have fewer and more common skills.
One page must be enough: We fervently believe in a single page resume, regardless of experience level. If you only include relevant experience to the description, you’ll never need more than one page.
April 7, 2021