Perfecting Your Resume


A resume is the initial step to making a great first impression with an employer. Double-check the most minute, taken-for-granted details to avoid typos, grammatical errors, and incorrect contact information. Ensure your resume has a good visual balance; avoiding wall-to-wall text featuring five different fonts or too much white space. Make your resume specific for each job/employer you apply to. Clearly show how and why you fit the position in their specific organization.

Limit yourself to a maximum of two pages; no one has time to read a ten-page resume! Include an objective at the top of your resume. It gives employers something specific and, more importantly, something that focuses on their needs as well as your own. Your objective can be as simple “Seeking the [insert job title] position with LaborWorks.” To make your resume more powerful include action verbs like achieve, build, formulate, manage, solve, and utilize to describe previous work experience.

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