15 Awesome Resume Writing Tips

There is only one reason you need to read these awesome resume writing tips. The job market is more competitive than ever before, with more people competing for that one, coveted job. Without following some seriously strategic resume writing tips, your resume might end up at the bottom of the pile.

Most resumes get only a 10-25 second look-over before passed on to a hiring manager or tossed aside entirely. The good news is that, with a little effort, you can create a resume that will help you stand out as the superior candidate that you happen to be and compel them to give you that prized interview.

Get the attention of prospective employers by following these resume writing tips:

  • Keep it clean and easy to read.
  • Do not use unusual fonts.
  • Keep a list of key points to serve as your compass in the creation of your resume.
  • Remember to keep what makes you a marketable asset in mind as you write, and convey it in the resume.
  • Create your resume for the specific job, and do not use one that is “all-purpose” no matter how much time it saves.
  • Don’t use fancy formatting when applying through online services. Even bullets can cause formatting problems on the other end.
  • Ditch objectives and summary, says top recruiter Tony Beshara, author of Unbeatable Resumes. They’re fluff.
  • Place job experience before school experience, unless you are a very recent graduate.
  • Avoid generic titles and descriptions of your previous work experience. Instead of “ Management” try “Management for a team of 45 in ……” using specifics and quantifiers.
  • Quantify accomplishments instead of making general claims. Don’t say “Successfully led a team of… doing ….” Instead say Led a team of 25 in completing this project, this much under budget, ahead of schedule, …”
  • Ditch the picture(unless specific to the job). It’s a resume, not a real estate business card.
  • Avoid negativity at all costs.
  • Unless specifically requested, do not include your age.
  • Be truthful. That may seem like a no-brainer, but it is cited as one of the biggest problems faced by recruiters.
  • Proofread it, forward, and backward. Then get someone else to proof it. A third person can’t hurt, either.

Remember, clarity is power! Keep it succinct and follow these resume writing tips and you’ll gain attention.

Book Review: The Last Thing – Briana Gaitan

Goodreads.com Synopsis:

Plagued by past mistakes in both love and life, Quinn Bardot is in a bad place. With nowhere else to turn, she escapes to LA clinging to the promise of a fresh start.

Chase Crowley is known for being selfish and unbelievably persistent. All he’s ever wanted is to become a successful actor. But now that he is about to have it all, he finds that something is still missing. Money and fame isn’t what he expected.

After a fervent encounter, the two of them are thrown into a situation that neither is prepared for. Can Quinn extinguish her fears and let Chase in? Can Chase learn to put someone else’s needs before his own?

The Last Thing is a novel all about love, Hollywood, and accepting what life throws at you even if it is the last thing you want.

My Review:

5 out of 5 stars

This is a book you can’t put down. If you loved, The Twilight Saga and Fifty Shades of Grey, you will love The Last Thing. I was drawn into this book by the familiarity of both series. I don’t want to give too much detail because it’s a book you have to read for yourself. This book will make you laugh and cry, especially if you feel like you can relate to Quinn in certain ways. This is book one of the Hollywood Timelines Series.

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