Tailor Your Resumé

Posted by Wes Kriesel on 11/14/2022 1:00:00 AM

Having a résumé  that is presentable and very well put together will increase your chances significantly in getting hired.

  • First, you should make sure that the formatting of your résumé  is consistent; such as the margins, font, size, make sure the sections are separated and easy to read, use bullet points to avoid using long sentences.
  • Include your name and contact information such as email and phone number at the top of the page.
  • Word choice plays an important role.
    • Use action words; so instead of saying “I am a teacher,” say “I designed lessons.”
    • Find a way to use some of the language in the job description in your résumé. Tailor your résumé  to their job description to help illustrate how you are a match.
    • For example, if the job description asks for someone who can take leadership, mention something in your résumé that describes you taking leadership, but be honest and make sure they are relevant to the position you are applying for.

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Tailoring your résumé to each job you are applying for,  having an obvious generic résumé will not attract the attention of employers. Lastly, proofread! Proofread! Proofread! Make sure all spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. Most writing software applications will have automatic spelling checks, including Grammarly which will help with word choice.