Cover Letters and Resumes

Six Tips for Resumes

Resume advice can be very subjective depending on who you talk to but here are six quick tips on how to create an effective resume.

  1. Resumes should be easy to read
    1. Avoid spelling and grammar errors
    2. Edit, edit, edit
    3. Use professional and clear language
  2. Always use a positive tone and project confidence
    1. Market strengths and skills
    2. Avoid using negative language
  3. Keep it condensed
    1. Typically, resumes should be between one to two pages
  4. Talk about results or the impact the duties you performed had on the company
    1. Cashier's Resume Example
      1. Duty: Balanced cash register daily
      2. Result: Consistently balanced register drawer to ensure all funds accounted for, increasing accurate accounting by 20%
  5. Be Honest
    1. Be able to speak about all items in detail to prepare for an interview
  6. Cover any gaps in employment history with volunteering, education, or professional activities

For more advice and tips please contact LearnKey Job Ready Team.


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