Simple Changes to Polish Your Resume
If you want to make your resume shine, but you don’t have a lot of time, there are a few changes you can make in just a few minutes that will give your resume some polish. The team at ResumeSpice offers the following tips:
Think about the font
Make sure the font in your resume is appropriately sized and choose a readable font. We prefer fonts such as Garamond, Times New Roman, or Cambria because they’re clean and easy-to-read.
Take out the professional summary
You may very well be a detail-oriented, multi-tasking sales professional with over 20 years of experience, but putting that front and center on your resume won’t get you as far – and it takes up valuable real estate. The truth is – almost no one reads it. Rather, start with either your education (for recent grads) or experience. That’s where the reader is looking to focus.
Giving your resume a once (or twice or thrice) over is so important. An otherwise brilliant resume with just one or two careless typos can blow an interview opportunity. Yes, some resume screeners and hiring managers are that picky.
Make sure you save your resume with your first name and last name in the filename. You don’t want to submit a file to recruiters with a name like “Smith_John_Draft2_Resume_Marketing.” It looks sloppy. A simple “John Smith Resume” will suffice, and recruiters will appreciate it.
If your resume is in need of a total overhaul and you don’t know where to start or you’re simply too busy, call ResumeSpice. We would love to help!