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6 Gifs to Make Your Resume Suck Less

Posted by Artisan on Feb 11, 2016 6:00:01 AM
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how to make your resume suck less

Do you have a rockstar resume? Or are you continuing to submit your resume and apply for jobs but not get an interview? Your resume could be hurting you instead of helping you. Grab your resume, your red pen, and let's take a look at how we can make your resume suck less so you can start getting interviews and land that dream job. Here are 6 things you need to do...

6 GIFS To Help Improve Your Resume

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1. MAKE YOUR RESUME SUCK LESS: BE EASY TO FIND

Do you have the right email, phone number, portfolio URL address on there? If we can't get in touch with you, we can't hire you.

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2. RESUMES SHOULD BE EASY TO READ

How much white space is on your resume? Is there a clear flow for the reader? Hiring Managers and Recruiters only give your resume about 10 seconds before deciding if they want to learn more. Make sure they can see what they need to see.

This includes the info from #1.

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3. MAKE WHITE SPACE YOUR FRIEND

Not only does white space make your resume easier to read, but it also allows people to take notes when they interview you. Both important.

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4. DITCH THE OBJECTIVE

An objective on your resume is so early 2000's. Use that space for something more relevant like special skills or to explain gaps in your experience. If we're reading your resume, we know you want a job.

 

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5. SPELL CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF

Seriously...spell check multiple times. Read your resume backwards, give it to your friend, whatever you need to do. Applying for a job in Social Media and listing "Parascope" as a skill is NOT going to get you an interview.

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6. Perfect the Art of the Humble BRAG

Resumes are not the time to be modest. Put down all those skills and prizes that relate to your dream job. Want to work in Graphic Design? You better list all the programs you can work with.

An exception to the rule?

Any awards you won in high school. Sorry, not relevant.

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BONUS TIP: GET ONLINE

Don't forget to get yourself an online portfolio and resume. Read more on why you need an online portfolio here.

Need More Help Writing?

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Check out our free PDF download guide to writing a better resume. It's got all the 101 info you need. 

Download The Resume Writing Guide

Now that you've got a great resume, submit it for jobs here.

 

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