Resumes tell all: they show whether you are detail oriented or careless, organized or unfocused, serious or light-hearted. Resumes reveal your soul and serve as portals to employers and the positions they have available. Those data-filled documents determine whether you enter the premises for further consideration, or not.
A well-written resume is the initial key to gainful employment. Here are some basic resume writing tips for your perusal:
- Use action verbs in job descriptions, i.e. "produce", "manage", "generate", "establish", etc.
- Quantify results with numbers and percentages, for example: "Close 80% of leads averaging 20 sales per month, totaling a quarter of a million dollars in annual revenues."
- Include number of people managed, if applicable, for instance: "Supervise a staff of 12."
- Maintain present tense even when referring to past employment.
- List unrelated employment in a separate section, such as "Independent projects" or "Other employment".
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