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Read the job descriptions and think about where your education, skills, and abilities match with what the employer wants. The strongest resumes match your skills with what the employer also wants.
So... Where to begin?
First determine your focus. Know what the employer wants. Read job descriptions and make sure your skills match those required. What do you most want to convey to the employer? Your work experience? Your academic achievements? Technical expertise? After deciding your focus, then begin revising your resume.
1) Old Information:
Correct any old information: address, name, phone numbers, dates of experience, dates of graduation, etc.
Avoid objectives that are too general. You can use the title of the position you are applying for.
Consider using "key words" as an alternative to an objective. For example, "Marketing or Promotion or Public Relations."
Your degree and major have priority.
Master of Arts, Rehabilitation Counseling, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, May 1995 Bachelor of Arts/Science, Chemistry, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, May 1999
Omit High School Information Add cumulative GPA if over 3.0 Omit the "Related Courses" section. Because of this, with a BA or MA degree, employers assume you have taken these.
Describe your work experience (current/former jobs, internships and volunteer positions) in ways that show you have some or all of the skills required for the position you are seeking. Use action verbs!
Use phrases instead of sentences to reduce wordiness.
Consider including a summary section to highlight your key skills and abilities.
Omit old work experience that does not relate to your current objective, or establish a section called "Other Work Experience".
Select activities that support your objective, and that show a well rounded background.
Include membership in related professional organizations.
Add information on certifications, publications or professionally related presentations.
Choose a format that emphasizes your skills, abilities, and experience in the best way (collect ideas from resume books).
Your objective, education, and experience sections should complement each other and relate to the position. Avoid large unemployment "gaps" that are not covered by years of education.
Remember "less is more" do not cram a lot of information on one page. Space on the page makes the resume more readable.
Keep your resume to one page unless:
CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK FOR GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND TYPING MISTAKES
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