Resume Writing

Resume is very important. It sums up your qualifications for a recruiter or hiring manager, and it’s the document they use to decide whether or not you might be a fit for your dream job. So you definitely want it to be the best it can beand you definitely don’t want it to look messy, outdated, or hard to read

Keep It Simple

Unless you’re applying for a design role, a clean, simple layout is best . Use clear section headings and make them stand out with bold type, capital letters, and/or a different colour. Make sure there’s plenty of white spacean overstuffed resume is hard to read. Skip the fancy graphics, pie charts, and illustrations, which don’t play well with resume-scanning software.

Spotlight Key Skills

Whether you put your skills section at the top of your resume  or at the bottom, after your work experience, make sure the skills you list match the requirements for the job you’re applying to. Not sure what those are? Read the job description carefully to see which skills, programs, and keywords are mentioned. If there’s a requirement or responsibility listed in the job description that you’ve performed in a current or previous role, it should be on your resume.

Break It Down

For each job, list out your responsibilities and accomplishments in easy-to-skim bullets, not in paragraphs, which look denser and harder to read. Make sure you start each of these bullets with a strong action verb. Use these tips to get your resume ready for the new decadeand get yourself that much closer to the perfect job.