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Quick tips to improve your resume

1/1/2020

If your 2020 resolution is a career move, the first place you will start is your resume. Here are some quick tips to make sure your resume stands out. 1. Be sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date, has a professional picture and include a link on your resume. 2. Eliminate cliches. Words and phrases like “energetic, motivated, team player, results oriented” are overused. Let your accomplishments speak for themselves. 3. Customize your career objectives to the organization and position description. 4. Use specifics and data, not generalities. For example,
“increased sales by 115 percent” instead of “strong sales manager.” 5. If you have an accreditation or license, add that after your name at the top of the resume, not at the end. 6. Use bullet points. It makes your resume easier to read. 7. Instead of saying “References upon request,” go ahead and add them but make sure your references have a heads-up that an employer may be calling. And lastly, always have someone else proof your resume.

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