How To Write A Resume: 7 TIPS

January 28, 2019

How To Write A Resume: 7 TIPS

You think you wrote an amazing resume but still, nobody calls you for an interview… Familiar situation? Well, we do not want to disappoint you, but one of the reasons could be that your resume didn’t have what it takes to win an interview.

A good resume should be a quick snapshot of your career and knowing how to write your resume correctly could be a key factor in whether you land an interview or not. That is why we summed up 7 tips for writing a great resume.



1. Summary of your resume

Your summary of resume statement is often the first item read on your resume, so you want to get to point.

  • Why should a company hire you?
  • Highlight your most relevant strengths, skill sets, and core competencies that are unique to you as a candidate.
  • Demonstrate how you will add value to the company.

2. Your resume is not your autobiography

A lot of people think that their resume is like a short story of their lives. It doesn’t matter how amazing you are, how often do you travel or that you can ski backwards. A resume has to serve its true purpose - introducing your best qualities and competencies that are suitable for the position.

Hiring managers get hundreds of resumes each day - they are not there to read short stories or novels, that is why your resume should mirror the ideal candidate for the open position you seek.

3. Cover all the basics

The goal of a resume is to represent your relevant skills and accomplishments. Every good resume has basic elements that are MUST:

  • Relevant educational degrees or certifications and/or licenses (notice the word RELEVANT, hiring managers do not need to know about your summer camp experiences and diplomas, doesn’t matter how great they were).
  • Relevant work and volunteering experience.
  • Contact information. It is so simple, yet a lot of people write a wrong mobile number and after that - there is nothing to expect.
  • Relevant skills and your level of mastery (languages that you actually CAN speak or understand, computer skills etc.)

4. Do not lie

Probably we all heard that story that almost every person in one way or another has lied in their personal resume. Yeah, maybe that is true, but please, do not follow a bad example. If you barely understand Spanish - then write so. Don’t say that you can speak it on an average level. Because when you get a job and that day comes, when suddenly a new partner from Spain arrives and YES, you are the only one who speaks Spanish. Can you imagine that? Save that embarrassment.

5. Less is more

Use as few words as possible. Employers need to quickly understand your work experience. Format your experience as a list of short, scannable statements, rather than writing out dense paragraphs. That is the best way to write a good resume.

6. Know the game you are getting in

Use keywords that employers are using in their job descriptions. Hiring managers want to see that you CAN speak their language and know the language that is common in the industry. If you use the keywords they need - they will know that you could be a strong candidate for the role.

7. Misspelling can kill your interview

Last but very important one - proofread SEVERAL times to catch typos and misspellings. Unfortunately, a single typographical or spelling error is enough to get your resume discarded early in the game. You do not want that to happen just because of a couple stupid spelling mistakes.

Let us know which one of these tips will be the most useful for you. Or maybe you have some tips form your experience that you want to share with us?


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