Making your resume stand out on a hiring managers desk is no easy task, but with a few tips and tricks you can keep your CV looking fresh and constantly updated.
Creating a Resume
Here are some simple life hacks to help you create a stellar resume:
- DIY Template: Don't use one of those oh so obvious, yet convenient, Microsoft Office ResumeTemplates. Creating your resume on your own may take a little longer, but will pay off when it stays out of the trash pile. Take a look at other resumes (search your friends and competitors' websites) and snag elements you like for your own.
- Strategic Selection: PopSugar reminds you to remember you want your resume to speak directly to the reader. Don't be afraid to cut out small or temp jobs you've had that aren't relevant to the position you're applying for. "If you're applying for a chef position, then the secretarial job you held just after college is in no way relevant and has no place on your résumé."
- Read it Backwards: Once you've created your resume and used the traditional spell check, give it a good proofread. Print out a copy and read it out-loud from bottom to top to catch any errors.
- Skip the Software: Have a digital and creative staffing agency (like Artisan!) submit your resume for you. Our talent representatives send resumes directly to the decision makers at client companies, so you don't have to waste time trying to figure out how to get around HR software.
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