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Tips to Improve Your Resume

Date: 28/07/2012

To be successful in applying and winning a new job you must aim to make your resume stand out from other job applicants. To do this you need to make your resume attract the attention of a recruiter or human resources manager quickly and effectively. To write a effective resume, your resume should be written professionally, be concise, unique and accurately reflect your experience, qualifications and attributes. Your resume should also reflect your best traits and be honest. The trick is to relate your qualities to the specific roles of the job you are applying for . Below are some simple but effective ways to improve your resume.


Review your resume every 6 months

Make sure your resume is up-to-date and reflective of all of your current information before you submit it to your prospective employer. Make sure your resume includes your strengths,  recent education and employment experiences and key job skills which are transferable to the jobs you are applying for. Structure your resume so that it matches the job you are applying for and make sure your resume is written professionally, accurately and honestly at all times. Make sure information is always current in your resume.

Keep information relevant

Employers often have many applicants for one job being advertised, therefore your resume must be concise, written professionally and be written straight to the point to reflect your best attributes. Resumes which are too long, boring or use excessive language are often discarded by employers, therefore only include information which is relevant to the job you are applying for. Use bullet points to list your attributes and job history and keep your resume to less than 3 pages where possible.

Include extra-curricular activities and other skills

Include extra-curricular activities or voluntary roles to help increase your employability. If you have been a leader, volunteer, active in the community or active in any association or club include this as it reflects that you are willing to do activities beyond normal employment. Also remember to mention your IT Skills as today technology skills are important to any role.


Include education which is relevant

The more qualifications you have, the more impressive your resume. However make sure that you only include qualifications and training on your resume which your employer will be looking for. The truth of the matter is a degree, diploma or advanced diploma does not gurantee you a job, however if you combine relevant qualifications with appropriate skills training and employment experience you will have a greater chance of obtaining employment. 

Keep your resume professionally written

Ensure your resume is concise, informative, and free of spelling or grammatical errors. If you don't, more likely your resume will be sent to the bin by an employer, therefore aim to keep your resume professionally written at all times.

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