Resume Advice

Things to include:

  • Include accomplishments - don't just list tasks and industry jargon.  What did you do to succeed in your role!

  • Unless you are just starting out in your career or looking for a career change, don't use an "objective" - replace with a career summary or list of accomplishments.

  • Use a clean, well-formatted resume with proper bulleting and bolding and make sure it is consistent.

  • Let your years of experience and your accomplishments dictate the length of your resume but don't make it a book - Keep it simple.​​​

  • Make links live - social media and email address links should be live as well as providing web addresses to previous companies where you worked.

  • Make sure your resume and LinkedIn are in sync.

Things not to include:

  • Don't include a picture - save it for social media.

  • Don't include "References available upon request." It is always assumed that you can provide them.

  • Don't include spelling or grammar mistakes - double check your resume and have someone else read it.

  • Don't use obscene or "odd" email addresses.  Be professional and get a new one for resumes, if necessary.

  • Don't include an objective if you are more than a few years out of college or unless you are switching careers.

  • Don't use acronyms or company terms

  • Don't write out numbers - use the number as it is more impactful and use them to quantify accomplishments.

There are lots of resources out there to help you create a resume.  Many of them appear to be free and then charge you when you try to print or download. 

 

MCC has a simple program on their website that gets the job done for free - check it out:

 

Click here to access.

 

Just because a Recruiter will only spend seconds reviewing your resume, doesn't mean you shouldn't take the time to make it perfect!
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