The goal and objective of a Resume is to introduce your qualifications, skills, and work experience to an employer. Remember it's you on paper and YOU GET ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION.
Hiring managers are busy! A resume career summary makes their lives easier. “You want to show right out of the gate why you’re the right hire,” says Dawn Bugni, a professional resume writer in Atkinson, North Carolina. Summarize in two to three sentences why you’re the ideal candidate and the summary in particular—must be able to stand on its own.
Avoid borders and creative fonts that distract from the actual content. Select a traditional font that is easy to read, such as Times New Roman, 9 to 12 point size, and preferably black color. Increasing the font size of your name and the companies you have worked for will create enough creative movement, yet maintains professionalism.
The bottom line is this—you want the information here to be concise, and making yourself keep it to one page is a good way to force yourself to do this. If you truly have enough relevant and important experience, training, and credentials to showcase on more than one page of your resume, then go for it. But if you can tell the same story in less space?
Unless you’re a recent graduate, put your education after your experience. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held, and description of your responsibilities starting with your last job first.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Every job you apply for is going to have a unique set of requirements. Identify what's most important to the company. The key to making your resume attractive to a company is to tailor it to the job description.
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