Often, a resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. When you are applying to employment opportunities, especially on online job boards, a potential employer will make a decision to interview you based on your resume. A resume is a summary of your education and applicable work experience. To increase your chances of landing the job, it is important that your resume is the best that it can be.
Liberty Staffing Services would like to provide you with some simple tips and tricks to help improve your resume. Here are five quick and easy resume fixes.
1. Add Page Numbers
The simplest and most effective way to improve your resume is to add page numbers. You can add page numbers to either the top or bottom pages of your resume. Adding page numbers to your resume will let your potential employer know how many pages your resume is in total. There is nothing worse than an employer missing a page of your resume.
2. Condense to Two Pages
Is your resume longer than two pages? If so, chances are that potential employers will overlook your resume. It’s a good idea to keep things short and sweet. Make sure that all of the information recorded on your resume is current and relevant to the job that you are applying for.
3. Choose a Legible Font
When you’re updating your resume, take a step back and look at the different font choices available on your resume writing program. Some fonts are more legible than others. Make sure to choose a font that is easy to read. A potential employer does not have the time to sit and try and decipher what is written on your resume. We recommend easy to read fonts including Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman.
4. Organize Information Logically
Make sure to organize all of the information presented on your resume in a logical and concise way. Provide information chronologically, with your most relevant information at the top of the list.
5. Check for Spelling/Grammar Errors
Prior to sending your resume out to employers, double check to make sure your resume does not have any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. A potential employer may discard your application if they see a spelling or grammar error in your resume.
Sometimes spelling mistakes or grammatical errors can be hard to catch, so ask a friend or family member to check for errors in your resume. A resume without spelling or grammar errors looks polished and professional.
Liberty Staffing Services hopes that these easy fixes will help you effectively update your resume and land the job of your dreams. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Liberty Staffing.