A few tips from Allied Reliability’s Recruiting & Staffing Team on how to make sure your resume reflects all that you have to offer.
YOUR RESUME SHOULD BE ONE PAGE OR SHORTER
Unless you have more than 10 years of experience, your resume should be no longer than one page. Always stick to a simple layout.
SHOW EMPLOYERS THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Begin by composing a clearly stated job objective. State what you want to do, for whom, where, and at what level of responsibility. Use concrete examples to stand out from the crowd. Instead of just listing your job skills, describe the benefits and results of your performance. For each permanent job or staffing assignment, develop a list of major accomplishments, placing the most emphasis on your recent achievements.
NEVER LIST THE REASONS FOR TERMINATION OR LEAVING A JOB
Leave this portion to the in-person interview.
You only have one shot to make a great impression. Showcase your strengths and one or two outstanding skills or abilities.
MAKE SURE THE RESUME AND THE COVER LETTER ARE ERROR-FREE
Proofread, and have others proofread them, too. Make your resume understandable by avoiding jargon and using plain English.