How to write a Resume

How to write a Resume


I like this one this I don’t want to read this what kind of font is this this stuff is just garbage so many of you out there may be looking for a job or changing jobs and you need to write a resume but you might have been out of the game for a while or you just don’t know how to do one well I’m going to give you seven tips that you need to know so check it out hello and welcome to hindsight 101 or you’re learning about things that will help you in everyday life now I’m going to tell you the 7 tips that you need to know in writing a good resume the first one is readability you better please two people first the machine that’s scanning it and the person that’s actually looking at it and what I mean about a machine scanning it you want to make it readable you don’t want to use any crazy fonts or any quirky style you want to keep it very basic and easy to read so what you want to do is outline kind of how you want it to go you want to bold your titles your name make the bear font a little bit bigger than the rest so the scanner can decipher what would it need to look at but then on the other hand you want to make it readable for a person and that person may only have a few seconds – only a few minutes look at your resume so you need to wow them very quickly if you want to put the important stuff that you need to sell yourself on at the beginning you want to make it with readable thoughts not too small not too big not crazy like comics and number two what you want to do is update your resume what I mean by that is updated often so know don’t update it when you’re applying for a job that could be 20 years that could be five years you never know you want to update it once a year because you never know what’s going to happen you never know what opportunity is going to come or you never know what pitfalls are going to face you with downsizing layoffs anything so you always want to be prepared and you always want to have your resume up to date and ready so you’re not scrambling or wondering how do I need to write this it’s been so long I don’t know what to do be prepared number three you’re going to want to write down your accomplishments not your duties no one wants to know that you know I scheduled I kept the books I did that people want to know I ran a two billion dollar company I’m edge thirty people I save the company a hundred thousand dollars tell your future employer about your accomplishments not about your job duties no one cares about that they want to know how you’re going to be a win for their company number four make sure you get a copy of the job description and take out key words what you want to do is take some of those key words and put them into your resume that will really impress an employer and that’ll give them the chance to relate what you do to what they want you to do so it kind of gives them a visual of how can I picture this person at our company so keep that in mind pick up key words whatever it is try to take out key words that they’re looking for say there’s certain skill sets or different things that you need take those out if you have them or you’ve done them and put them into your resume that’ll make you stand out from the rest of the people who probably didn’t do it now number five just keep it simple I like to say go back to basics so I’ve mentioned it before use basic phones don’t do anything too crazy or fancy I know you may want to be creative and there’s other ways you can be creative you still have to make it readable for someone to want to look at it my biggest pet peeve of resumes that I’ve seen come through my desk were emails now hot girls sexy 99 may be great for you when you email your friends but a for a future employer get rid of it you can go to any site Yahoo Gmail Microsoft they all give out free email so it’s not going to cost you anything and get something simple you could either do if your name is Bob Smith B Smith Smith B just do something simple so if someone wants to email you it’s easily remembered and it correlates with your resume because it’s part of your name you want to take out the technical jargon no one’s going to understand except for the people that you worked with you might have to change your title from something crazy that you had was project superstar which no one knows what that means but in actuality you are project manager so put that down but make sure whatever general title you use closely relates to what you’re doing number six I can’t say this enough check for errors double check run it through your spell checker send it to a friend actually send it to a couple of friends read it put it down come back to an hour later you’ll never know how many errors that you whiz past because you know your resume and you skip past certain words because you assume they’re correct when they’re not it happened to everyone so always have a second pair of eyes to look at it because sometimes spell checker doesn’t always catch a word if it’s spelled right but it just me maybe the totally wrong word so always have friends families also we have a communications department at my job so a lot of times I may have a friend or coworker take a look at it you can hire somebody there’s tons of people English majors anybody that will take a look at your resume a future employer will think if you can’t pay attention to detail for something as simple as a resume I’m not going to give you a job here managing people or handling billions of dollars lastly number seven this one’s kind of a special one to me always make sure your resume is on hand you never know when an opportunity is going to strike a lot of you carry a cellphone you can save it to your cell phone so you can easily email it to someone if you need to I like to keep it in Dropbox because I can email it or if I desktop I can email it from there I can edit it on my phone I can edit on the desktop so I’m a big fan of saving an updated copy of my resume and outbox and you never know someone says shoot me your resume I just send it to them so and then I don’t have to remember later oh I have to send some of my resume or oh like I said if you keep it updated you can just shoot it off on hand and not send someone a couple days later because you need to review it check some facts have somebody look over it you already have it ready people will be impressed that you took a little time beforehand and you got it to them quickly please hit that like button if you enjoyed this if you want to see more of this kind of content hit subscribe

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