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4 Tips for a Stand-Out Resume


There are a lot of different rules out there when it comes to resumes, and it can be pretty confusing to try and navigate all of the advice. Besides, if everyone is following the same advice, won’t that make all job applications for a position just blur together? While it’s true that traditional resumes are content-focused, not aesthetic-focused, it’s equally true that content is key for resumes. Here are four tips to help you develop a stand-out resume while still maintaining formatting standards.


Use Keywords

Job postings usually highlight the important responsibilities and traits associated with a position. Those aren’t just there for show. You should be writing down those keywords, like “leadership” or “statistics,” and incorporating them into your resume. Hiring managers and hiring software alike aren’t going to read your entire resume carefully. Rather, they’re going to scan it for some of those keywords to try and find a best-fit candidate. Simply using the same wording as the job posting is an easy and effective way to push your resume past the first stage of screening. 


Keep Positions Rel event

If you only have room for five positions in your “work experience” section, make them count. The former positions should have titles or responsibilities that are relevant to the position for which you’re applying. To illustrate, a management job that involves operating a client-facing team would want to include past customer service and collaborative positions. So, even if you don’t feel your waitress stint fits on a resume, it might be the one job that proves you have customer service experience.


Highlight Accomplishments

When describing your previous positions, don’t list what you did on a day-to-day basis. Instead, emphasize your successes and accomplishments to highlight how valuable an employee you were. As an example, a basic description of a food service job would be: “Served food to customers and handled money.” To spice it up, aim for more exciting verbs and more specific actions: “Provided timely service to customers in a fast-paced environment while balancing several organizational tasks at once.” 


Use a Simple Format

Sometimes, a simple resume is the most effective one. Unless you’re applying for a graphic design position, your resume should have black text in an easy-to-read font like Times New Roman or Calibri. Additionally, you should make sure to fill as much white space as you can. While white space isn’t so bad in design and art, resumes are meant to provide as much information as possible about an individual. Make sure your resume is fleshed out and fits exactly one page.


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