the following tips, on your resume to fine tune it.
A good resume is brief, with no errors, and directing your viewer to
the point, without making them work, to find your qualifications.
1. Put in keywords.
Stop and think which key words you need to add. If you are the most
qualified individual applying for the job, without key words, you won't
2. Study employment adds
to get your keywords. Your resume has to match
the position qualifications in the job posting.
Use their own words they themselves place in the add. Works like a
charm at least to get the interview.
3. Point and fire right
off the top quarter of your resume. Most hiring
managers first agenda is to eliminate candidates who are clearly not
qualified. Make sure to highlight and stand out for the top 1/4 of your
4. Make sure you have two
resumes for each position. One is my
template, the other is a plain text format to put in your e-mail.
Optical, character, recognition or OCR
is scanning technology.
Clean resume with no format, tabs, italics, ect. Just keep the ASCII as
simple as possible, loaded with your key words.
6. To have
an equal chance against other qualified candidates, you must
have a perfect resume and cover letter. Make sure it looks
prepared, professional, with no mistakes. You will be judged on
presentation. Follow all resume tips listed here for an excellent end
7. Use a high quality
resume paper. Look for those papers that say
cotton bond 20lbs, white or ivory are best. You really need to make a
first impression here, so buy the best you can afford, it really will
make a difference.
8. Be open to ideas from
others. Let someone review your completed
resume and if they offer suggestions, keep your original, then create
another one based on their suggestions to see what it looks like.
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If you need to look at some cover letter examples, then don't forget to
go to the cover letter page.
There should be some good sample cover letters there for you to edit
with your own information.
They really give you a good idea of what should be included in your