10 Tips to Write an Effective Resume

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By Megan Lacombe

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10_Tips_to_Write_an_Effective_ResumeEvery resume is different. The font and formatting varies, as well as the skill set and work experience of each individual. So is there a “right” way to write a resume? There is a certain finesse when it comes to resume writing.

At Liberty Staffing Services, we require an updated resume when you register with us. Also, depending on the job opportunity, some of our clients may ask for a resume from our applicants. Usually, a resume is the first impression that you can make on a potential employer. In order to make a good first impression, it helps to have an aesthetically pleasing and effective resume. Liberty Staffing would like to provide you with tips to help create an effective resume.

1. Use Important Keywords

Take a look at the description and requirements of the job that you are applying for. Use any important keywords in the job description that you feel apply and correlate to your abilities.

2. Stay within One or Two Pages

Try to stay within one or two pages when you are writing your resume. A one or two page resume keeps things simple and makes your resume easy to process.

3. Proofread and Edit

Always proofread and edit your resume before you send it out to a potential employer. Read over your resume for any spelling or grammar mistakes, and make sure that dates and names on your resume are correct and true to your work history. You may also ask a friend or family member to proofread and edit your resume.

4. List Things in a Chronological, Organized Way

Most people write their resumes in chronological order, with their most recent work history at the top of the page.

5. Align Margins

Appearance is everything when it comes to resumes. If your margins are not aligned, the eye catches this error instantly. Make sure that your margins are aligned.

6. Keep the Formatting Consistent

Keep things consistent throughout your resume. For example, if you have chosen to use bullet points instead of dashes to create a list on your resume, use bullet points for the rest of your resume. Paying attention to small details like this suggests that you are detail-oriented.

7. Choose an Easy-to-Read Font

Make sure to use an easy-to-read font when you are creating your resume. Ask a friend to read your resume over before you send it out. If they have trouble reading your resume, this is a clear indication that you should change the font.

8. Legible Font Size

Liberty Staffing suggests maintaining a font size of twelve. For headings on your resume, choose a font that is slightly larger than size twelve and underline or bold the letters.

9. Alter Your Resume for Different Job Opportunities

Every job is different, and your resume should reflect that. Altering or tweaking your resume for different employment opportunities will increase your chances of landing the job.

10. Stick with the Facts

Stick to the facts when you are writing your resume. Liberty Staffing expects all of our applicants to state truthful facts on their resumes when they register with us. The more we know about you, the easier it is for us to find the right job for you.

Liberty Staffing Services understands how difficult it can be to write a resume. Just do your best and we will help you find the job of your dreams. Liberty Staffing connects great people with great jobs. If you have further questions, please contact one of our offices today.

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Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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