5 Tips to Write an Effective Resume

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By Megan Lacombe

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5_Tips_to_Write_an_Effective_Resume.jpgAre you looking for a new job? Employers will want to see your resume in order to make an informative decision on whether they should hire you. A bad resume that's full of mistakes could cost you the chance for an interview. Resume writing takes a certain finesse. Liberty Staffing would like to provide you with five tips to write an effective resume, to help you land the job.

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1. Remove Spelling Errors

Spelling and grammar errors in a resume are big no-nos. Before you send out your resume, make sure that there are no spelling/grammatical errors. It's good to get a second pair of eyes to take a look at your resume for any errors. You can ask a friend or family member, or visit the public library. 

2. Keep It Under Two Pages

Let's be honest - no employer is going to read a resume that's more than two pages. So make sure to keep your resume under two pages. Leave only important information on your resume.

3. Customize Your Resume

It's a good idea to customize your resume according to the position that you are applying for. Read over the job advertisement thoroughly, and be sure to add any applicable skills to your resume which correlate to the position. Don't let the potential employer guess whether you are qualified for the job. Make sure to outline it in your resume by addressing the main skills needed for the particular job.

4. List Items Chronologically

When you're writing your resume, always write your information in chronological order, with your most current information listed at the top. This will make it easier for the employer to find your most current and relevant information.

5. Be Honest

Stick to the facts on your resume. It's not a good idea to write false information on your resume. After all, if you are hired for the position, your employer will realize that you are not qualified for the position soon enough. Honesty is the best policy.

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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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