Resume Writing Dos And Donts

Doing these things Include your full name – do not use nicknames or abbreviations Use a telephone number that you can always answer – use a cell phone if possible or ensure that there is an answering machine on the phone number listed Use bullets to highlight information – it is much easier for an employer to absorb relevant information while scanning your resume Print your resume and cover letter on high quality paper – when printing your resume must use paper at least 50% of cotton content is concise and to the point – say what you need to say and nothing more Use action words and descriptive phrases – be creative in trying to get your point across using as few words as possible Meta your resume – the address of your resume to the position you are applying to show that you are really interested in working for that company Focus on facts relevant only – the list of skills, achievements and personality traits that you know the employer is looking for list of quantitative support for statements made – back up your skills and experiences with real scenarios, facts and figures Start with statements of verbs action – action verbs demonstrate your importance to the achievement or experience is described not do these things have grammatical errors – always have someone check your resume for errors and the flow has spelling errors – always check the spelling of your resume, contact name and company name misrepresent their background or experience – often employers to verify this information and can fire if it is discovered that they were dishonest Filling gaps in employment-related information – when discussing this information in person to put a positive spin on it use long paragraphs – employers known to skip paragraphs resumes Use long sentences – as paragraphs, the reader jump easily from long sentences Use personal pronouns – Keep your non-personal information for a more professional image Forget the list of basic skills – all employers want to see that you are a team player, be charge of situations and are reliable John Williamson is a Career-development – News ResultsBRIEFCASE: Boulder and Broomfield businesspeople in the news Boulder Daily Camera – 56 minutes agoScholarships and recognitions from St. Peters Suburban Journals – 1 minute agoFrom Startup Dreams to a Cubicle Life BusinessWeek via Yahoo! News – Jun 10 05:08am’>Career Development specialist and spokesperson.