So how does one make their resume better? What should their focus be when updating it with new skills, changing address, or adding more information about themselves?
Dr. Jordan Sudberg, a pain management specialist, knows this and has created an infographic that will help you work to improve your resume.
Here Dr. Sudberg discusses 7 tips that can help people improve their resumes.
1. Focus on the Experience
The best way to show our work is through our Experience. So the resume should focus on that.
2. Focus on Accomplishment
Everyone wants a good job. So the focus should be on what were one’s accomplishments at their job. Applicants should remember to mention how they made the work better through their actions and how they improved processes and helped others at work.
3. Use Keywords
Keywords are the things that recruiters use on the job sites to search for resumes and candidates. By using these keywords in a resume, an applicant needs to be in the right place at the right time so that their resume will come up as a relevant search result. Be sure to use the keywords correctly.
4. Use a Professional Resume Template
Professional resume templates are a great way to communicate one’s Experience and skills to employers. They should be used as a guide in creating a resume, with the title being used as one’s summary information and any relevant bullets being placed at the bottom of the page. This is a good way to ensure that employers will have an easy time accessing all the information they need to know about the applicant, avoiding confusion over what’s important and what isn’t.
5. Make a good impression
A positive first impression is important. So applicants should ensure that their resume has a great appearance and that pages are not just full of information but have a great flow from left to right and from top to bottom. They should also make sure that their resume is easy to read and will be easy for employers to search on the internet to find the information they need.
6. Be sure to have a good cover letter
So the applicant should make sure that they have a good cover letter. This is an important part of the application process because it’s the thing that employers use first to evaluate the candidate, and they want to see if they will be interested in learning any more information about the person. A good cover letter is easy to read, displays the applicant’s qualities and capabilities, and will make a good first impression.
7. Use the appropriate font
Applicants should ensure that their font is easy to read for employers, and the font size should be the standard size, which is a 12-point size. They should also ensure that there are no squiggly lines on a resume because this can be confusing and distract from one’s abilities and skills.
In summary, Dr. Jordan Sudberg thinks that applicants need to work hard on their resume by focusing on what’s important and using professional resume templates to communicate their Experience effectively to employers.