5 Résumé Updates You Haven't Thought Of
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Your résumé is what gets you the interview that gives you the chance to land your dream job. You've probably heard the standard résumé dos and don'ts. Do use strong, varied action verbs; don't let your résumé go over a page. And so on and so forth. In light of the New Year, we wanted to round up some of the not-so-obvious résumé tips to make you look like the most desirable job candidate ever. Refinery29 published a strong list of résumé guidelines, and we've picked our top five. Scroll through and learn how to perfect your CV.
You don't want your potential employer to worry about an inconvenient commute or a possible move before they even see what you have to offer. Take the logistics out of the picture and only present your strongest assets. If they are interested in you and you make through a first interview round, then you can talk about relocating or work schedule flexibility.
Keep the focus on your relevant skills, not on the fact that you may or may not have graduated 10 years ago and are making a career switch in your 30s. Employers don't need need to know anything about your age. They should only know your experience and interests.
Depending on your industry, link to your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter account, your Instagram, or whatever platform is the most relevant to your desired field.
Of course references are available upon request. No one will hire you without references. Removing this line will leave room for something more worthy of the space.
If you're applying to a job through an application portal, chances are slim that anyone will actually put eyes on it. Use search engine–optimized words for your industry so that your résumé goes to the top of the pile. Do this by cross-referencing the job posting and implementing as many words from that into your résumé as possible.
Your updated résumé should direct potential employers to your LinkedIn page. Make it stand out with our favorite LinkedIn book below.
Have you ever made a résumé mistake? What was it? Share with us in the comments.