Tips for a Good Resume

Sell yourself! Your resume is a hiring manager’s first insight into who you are and what you have to offer.

 

Do Research

Before starting your resume learn a few tips on how to produce a good one. Find out what recruiters actually want to see.

Make your cover letter shine

Move away from the typical drab opening statements. Show off your traits, let hiring managers know why they need you.

Ensure that your contact information is correct

Provide all of your contact information so that the hiring manager can reach you easily. Include your name, contact number and email and ensure the information provided is correct. You do not want to miss your opportunity by providing a wrong number.

Construct your resume to match the position you are seeking

Customize your resume to suit the job you are applying for, do not include irrelevant information. Show that your skills match the job description.

Experience and Accomplishments

Do not limit your professional experience to your job description in various positions. Is there anything you implemented that made operations easier? Include what you accomplished during your tenure.

Qualifications

This section is especially important as it shows that you are knowledgeable and in turn suited for the job.

References

References should be given upon employers request until this is done, keep them on a separate sheet.

Review Your Resume

Use spell check and grammar tools to capture errors but do not depend on them only, take time to re-read your resume.