The Dos and Don'ts of Resume Writing

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The Dos and Don'ts of Resume Writing

Don't Include:

Any pictures of yourself.
Some people make the mistake of including a professional headshot on their resumes. While it may seem like a good idea, companies may wish that you don't include a photo so they can more safely abide by the Equal Opportunity Act.

How old you are.
Leave your age off your resume, doing so can help prevent you from getting discriminated against due to how old you are. This means you should remove your graduation dates.

Any jobs you held that have nothing to do with the job you are applying for.
Typically, you will only want to list jobs from the past 15 years. However, if you have limited work experience you may choose to list every job you have had. Listing related job experience only, allows the potential employer to determine if you are qualified for the job quicker, rather than having to sort through all of your unrelated jobs.

Do Include:

A highlighted section listing your skills related to the job you are applying for.
Certain companies are looking for individuals with very specific skills, which means they may be skimming resumes for specific words on your resume.

  • These words they're looking for are describing certain skills you may have that they need from someone to fill this position.
  • This is the perfect place where you can list skills pertinent to the position. 

For example, you may have expert customer service skills and superior sales skills. If those skills are relevant to the position you are applying for then include them in a "related skills" section near the top of your resume so they can stand out to your hiring manager.

Your most impressive accomplishments related to the position you are applying for or the industry you are looking to get into.
Be specific. For example, if you were a sales representative for a Fortune 500 company in your past and hold the record for the most sales made for the year of 2018, be sure to list that. Things like this can really stand out to a hiring manager who may be looking for someone with strong sales skills.

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