Short on time? Looking to provide a quality resume to a job posting? Consider the following top five tips to quickly revise your resume and increase your chances of getting an interview.
5). Delete your "Objective Statement" at the beginning of your resume and delete the "References Available Upon Request" at the end of your resume.
These are both outdated and no longer desired by recruiters or HR managers. Taking them off your resume will help to quickly bring your resume up to current standards and communicate that you are up to date on industry trends.
4). Add a Title.
Now that you have updated your resume by removing your outdated objective statement, add a title. This will help distinguish what is special about you. It is best if the title you select incorporates the title of the job posting you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for an "Elementary Teacher" role, consider a title like "High Energy and Dedicated Elementary Teacher with Robust Technology Skills." Use the title to show the unique skills you would bring to the position.
3). Remove Outdated Information.
If your resume still includes jobs you held more than 15 years ago, delete them unless your prospective employer requests to see them. Your resume is not a historical document showing everything you have ever done in your life. It should reflect your recent work history.
Take the time to proofread your resume. First, make sure your contact information is correct. If you have a typo in your phone number or email address, the hiring company won't be able to contact you! Next, verify the rest of the document is properly edited and error-free. This is vital to make a good impression. An overlooked typo indicates you haven't put in the necessary time to prepare for the job application. It shows you aren't serious about the job you are applying for and may result in the recruiter not taking a serious look at you.
1). Contact Revision Resume!
If you are looking for quick ways to edit and revise your resume, consider hiring a professional. This will minimize the amount of time you have to work on the document but maximize the quality of the resume that you provide when applying for jobs.
Revision Resume will take the time necessary to create a professionally written, edited and formatted resume that is created according to the latest industry standards.
Although the suggestions above will be helpful in improving your resume, they really don't quite go far enough to create a top-notch document. This takes time and effort and can't be done quickly.
Revision Resume will incorporate action verbs and specific measurable results--things are currently in demand within the industry. Your resume will also be optimized for an Applicant Tracking System.
With the assistance of Revision Resume, you will have a document that provides you the best chance of getting called in for an interview!