Resume Writing Tips

Resume Writing Tips

Since we talk about resumes every day, we attempted to push ourselves and see how many CV tips we could think of, and put them in one place, so anyone who's looking for a job can use them. Right now, we've reached 102! If you think you can add something to it, our goal is to make this possible, so we will gladly acknowledge you. So people, watch out for these errors in your resumes!

Sections of the CV

  1. Lack of contact info. Make sure you add all relevant details, like full name, address (street, city, state and zip code), home and cell numbers and your personal email address.
  2. No introductory part. Depending on the stage your career is in, the beginning of your resume will vary accordingly; mention whether you're just starting, are a professional in your field, attempting a career change, etc.
  3. No detailed professional experience. This is the most important part of the resume, so make sure you don't skip it. The essential thing that must be remembered about this section is that it needs to focus on your achievements. That means your previous experience has to be used to convince your potential new manager not only that you're capable of completing your tasks, but also that you have the potential for overachieving.
  4. No section on education. Your education cost you a lot of money, so it would be a shame not to include it. Its location on the resume, its size and details will all depend on how recently you’ve last been enlisted in any form of education.
  5. No section on skills. This can be labeled in many ways on your resume, from "career skills," "additional skills" or "related skills" to simply "professional skills" or others. This has to depend on the job you’re after, because including the fact that you can play the piano will have no meaning if the job you’re applying for is at an accounting firm. Keep in mind though that skills in different areas can be transferable and can be used in multiple domains.
  6. No section relevant to that particular industry. There are so many “additional mentions” sections that could make your resume more appealing and add credibility to it. Some of them are your acquired certifications and licenses, any awards you may have gotten, publications in which you’re mentioned or contributed to, or professional memberships or affiliations, plus your portfolio.
  7. You can choose to include your LinkedIn profile link. You can add it to your contact details if you wish. It's a bit overrated and somewhat unnecessary, but it can help your potential employer to get a deeper insight if who you really are and increase the chance he or she will remember you.
  8. You can choose to include your Twitter link. Same goes for your Twitter profile. While a personal account has no relevance and should not be mentioned, people working in social media or web related industries should include it in their resumes.
  9. Don’t add your Facebook, Google+ or Instagram profiles. Social media profiles that are not professionally related should not be shared. While it may seem like a good idea to let your employer see things about you and your life, it should be avoided, as it has no place in a resume.

Grammatical and spelling mistakes

  1. Spelling your own name wrong. It's difficult to imagine, but misspelling the candidate's name is one of the most common resume mistakes. And not even small misspells, but different words entirely. A good ally, in this case, is spellcheck.
  2. Not spellchecking the entire document. There is a difference between misspelling your own name and misspelling other words in your resume. We’re all human and even the most experienced resume writer is prone to making small errors such as typos. You should at least triple check your entire resume for spelling errors, and maybe ask someone else to have a look as well.
  3. Not asking someone else to proofread your CV. No matter how obsessive of a CV writer you are, you're bound to make some mistakes throughout the document. Also, some people experience difficulties in writing about themselves in a way that puts them in a positive light. So asking someone you know to have a look at your resume should help you see some positives and some negatives that you wouldn't have thought of otherwise. It’s always beneficial to get a second opinion, especially on a document as personal and important as a resume.
  4. Lack of action verbs usage. Your lack of action verbs within your resume is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does tend to make it pretty boring and unspectacular. You should try to sell yourself and not be robotic in your approach. Make sure you include interesting action verbs instead of bland ones. Use words like Enforced, Architected, Created, Accumulated or Automated to leave the impression that you are a man of action who gets things done.
  5. Inconsistency of periods. Adding periods at the end of bullet points is completely optional; however, it's crucial that your choice is consistent throughout the entire document. If you use them, use them on every bullet point, and if you don't, make sure they're never there.
  6. Badly written numbers. Numbers from 1 to 9 should be spelled out entirely (four, five, six etc.), while numbers higher than 10 should be written as a number (45, 46, 47 etc.). This is universally applicable throughout any English language document but especially important in a resume where you want to look professional and mature.
  7. Using adverbs like "rapidly" or "efficiently" on your resume. They look puerile, don't convince anyone of anything and won't give your potential employer any additional clue on what you previously did. If you want to show how fast and efficient you were in the past, it's best to do it using numbers and figures that can objectively prove it, instead of some words without meaning.
  8. Including your country in the address. If you're applying for a job in the United States and you also live in the United States, there is no need for you to include USA in your resume address. It's obviously nothing major, but it's very common.
  9. Write in caps. A common and funny mistake, WRITING IN ALL CAPS, COMPLETELY KILLS ANY APPEAL YOUR RESUME MAY HAVE. There's no need to scare off your potential employer with your loudness, even on paper.
  10. The document is over two pages long. While some have a tough time thinking about things to fill a single page of their resumes, others have the exact opposite issue. Sure, there are instances where a long, three or four page resumes are necessary, but it pretty much only applies to senior executive positions or academics that need to list their published work. For everyone else, one or two pages should be enough.
  11. Mention too many job experiences. Sure, as we mentioned, one-page resumes are generally a good choice, eliminating the potential situations when the reader might misplace a page or simply get bored while reading, and two-page resumes are also a good fit in certain situations. Too much irrelevant info makes your resume uninteresting and boring, though. Listing every single professional experience you've ever had is a common mistake in writing resumes, so one should stick to the experiences that are most relevant to the desired job.
  12. Include outdated information. A general rule states that you should only include experiences from the last 15 years. Unless it’s a very important milestone in your professional life, any experience that’s older than that is not really relevant for anyone anymore. So keep your resume fresh and only include your most recent and relevant experiences. Your potential employer doesn’t need to know that you’ve finished high-school in 1981, they’re interested in what you have done in the last decade.
  13. Not listing your experiences from newest to oldest. Your latest work experience is obviously most relevant to the employer, so you should list your experience in reverse chronological order, as your most current achievements will probably make the strongest impression.
  14. Not writing it in the format that's required by the employer or state. You should treat instructions with maximum importance, as some companies are extremely particular on how resumes sent to them need to look, what information they should contain and what they shouldn't contain. The same goes for Federal resumes, so if you really want the job, you should pay much attention to how your application looks like.
  15. Choosing the right format for your resume. The format you choose to write your CV in is crucial. So even if listing your experience in reverse chronological order, from newest to oldest is by far the most popular format, special circumstances like big gaps between workplaces should make you get a bit creative, making a combination or a functional resume. Choosing the wrong format will fail to show the very best image of you, so you should be very careful when choosing it.
  16. Ordering your sections in a wrong way. It's common for people with limited experience like college students or recent graduates to list their entry-level or internship working experience before detailing their education, when in fact your education is more relevant to a potential employer than the professional experience. Also, the beginning of your resume should include your contact details, and toward the end, you should list any skills and additional mentions.
  17. Writing only one CV version. Many people only make one version of their resumes, to send out no matter the circumstances and for every job they apply to. This tactic has limited effectiveness, as you should customize your resume according to the nature and nuances of the specific job you’re after, therefore maximizing your odds of getting it. That doesn’t imply a completely new resume, just editing minor details like your career objective, relevant skills and featured professional experiences can greatly increase your chances of getting the job.
  18. Not acknowledging Applicant Tracking Systems. An ATS is a system used by many large corporations to scan through huge numbers of resumes in order to locate certain keywords and phrases. Depending on the nature of the job, you should make sure those keywords are included in your resume.
  19. The ATS can be put off by images or other symbols. Your resume needs to be as simple and straightforward as possible, to make sure it does not confuse the ATS software. Plus, using images in your professional resume is not the best thing you can do, anyway.
  20. Making a resume that is too stylish. Colored backgrounds, clipart or word art will indeed make your CV stand out, but just not in the way you wanted. Those cheap gimmicks will destroy your document’s credibility and will most likely result in your resume being overlooked, as Kerry Hannon from Forbes points out.
  21. Over formatting your resume. Some people overcrowd their CVs with unnecessary lines, different fonts for different parts of the document, and generally many useless, attention-sapping ornaments throughout; all that will make your resume look more like a Christmas tree than a professional document, cheap looking and hard to read.
  22. Under formatting your resume. Of course, you shouldn't go the other way and under format it. You should make sure your bullet points, subheadings, and headings are clearly distinguishable from each other, as recruiters need to be able to spot the things they're interested in at a simple glance of your CV. Not distinguishing between different parts of the resume will make it hard to read and easy to ignore.
  23. Not using clear and accurate job titles. Make sure your job title instantly tells your recruiter the position you had and the responsibilities laid on you at all your former jobs. For example, you shouldn't just mention "sales" as a job title, but rather expand that and turn it into "sales executive," "sales support," "sales manager" or other specific function, to give your potential employer a better idea of what you did at your previous job.
  24. Not using bullet points. Bad document formatting is one of the most common mistakes people do, and it's self-sabotage. Make sure you clearly distinguish your skills, experience and professional achievements with bullet points, as writing them in simple paragraphs will not properly highlight them and make them pop in the reader's eye.
  25. Ignoring the chosen font size and font style. A small or unprofessional font can make even the best qualified resume fail to produce an interview after viewing. An Arial or Times style, font of 12 and lack of excessive use of capital numbers or extravagant fonts will give your resume the professional look it needs in order to be taken seriously. Details like margins, paper selection or the resume general aspect are more important than you think.
  26. Not managing unused space properly. In a resume, a good or bad first impression is created not only by how the text is formatted, but also by how it's allocated throughout the page or pages. You have to find the balance between not having too much empty space and not having any empty space at all.
  27. Not mentioning multiple positions held at the same company. While most people think they should only mention the highest position achieved in a certain field or at a certain company, listing more positions under the same experience shows an employer that you are willing to work your way up in a company and fight for promotions. So list all positions you held within the same company. An exception would be old and less relevant experiences, which should only be mentioned by name.
  28. Overusing a resume template. You can find thousands and thousands of different resume templates, samples and styles with a simple 5 second Google search, but not all of them will improve your CV. While they can be a great source of inspiration and a place to gather ideas, you shouldn’t just copy and paste your info on an already made template. A resume is a crucial document that should fully represent you, so you should make it from scratch.
  29. Resume should have a summary of qualifications. For people with a rich professional experience, the qualifications summary may be a better idea than a simple career objective section. This will allow you to place all important milestones throughout your career at the very beginning of your resume, thus making it the first thing a potential employer will see when reading it. Just having a career objective section might not put you in the best possible light.
  30. Using bad coloring in your resume. While general usage of colors is an acceptable thing on your resume, you need to make sure they don’t become a strain on the eye. You should only use one color to highlight your headings, and a regular black font, otherwise your entire document might become hard to read and even to look at, therefore ruining your chances of getting an interview.
  31. Writing it like a CV. The Latin Curriculum Vitae means the course of life and is usually the most used application document in English speaking places throughout Europe. It's usually a more in-depth document spanning over multiple pages and a more general voice is used in writing it. Resumes are more concise and to the point, usually limited to one page that summarizes your acquired skills and experiences. Advice on bullet points
  32. Displaying less important bullet points before crucial ones. Mixing your important qualities with your not so important qualities will only make them blend in when they are read by a recruiter. So make sure you list your skills accordingly - so that the most important ones are highlighted; otherwise, your resume may be overlooked.
  33. Repeating certain bullet points. This is an error that’s similar to a student increasing font size to reach the page limit on a certain paper. Quantity shouldn’t trump quality, and a skill you listed as acquired from one job doesn't need to be mentioned again on another job's section. Usually, you should have a minimum of 3 bullet points for every work experience, but no more than 5-6.
  34. Adding unnecessary bullet points. If you're applying as a real estate agent, your computer programming skills are completely irrelevant to the job you are after, and your resume shouldn't emphasize them.
  35. Too short bullet points. "Driver's license" is not enough if you're applying for a job as a driver. You need to add what types of vehicles you're licensed to drive, and for how long you have had your license.
  36. Bullet points are too few or too many. A minimum of 3 bullet points should come with each work experience, with a maximum of 5-6. Less than that - and it looks incomplete; more than that - and it looks overstuffed with useless details. Advice on content
  37. The skills list is too generic. Mentioning your communication skills on a resume is not wrong and extremely common, but while such soft skills are very important, they have to be backed by hard skills, like the ability to drive a truck, operate a PC, cut someone’s hair or do dental work. The crucial thing is mentioning skills that are relevant to the job you are after.
  38. Properly quantifying accomplishments. General mentions like "I increased productivity" or "I raised my department's efficiency" do little in making you special among other applicants. What you need to do is make yourself stand out by providing clear quantification of your achievements. You could say "I increased productivity by $15.000 per year" or "I raised my department's efficiency by 30%", properly detailing how much better things became with you around.
  39. List your info according to its importance. To properly and effectively highlight the most important parts of your resume, you should learn to structure the document according to importance. If you're a recent graduate, for example, education is your most important asset, and it should be mentioned at the top of the document instead of some not so meaningful part-time work experiences. Also, as we've mentioned before, bullet points for every section should be ordered from most to least important.
  40. Ambiguously written responsibilities. Vaguely adding information about what you were supposed to do at a former workplace will not make your profile stand out in the eyes of potential employers. “Helping the managing director with her daily tasks” doesn’t really say anything unless you’re clearly describing those daily tasks you assisted her with.
  41. Not spelling out shortened words. After using jargon language for a long time, it may be hard to revert to a normal language, so people outside of that particular environment could understand what you have to say. A good example of this is jargon used by people who work in the military. So don't assume your recruiter is familiar with industry jargon, no matter how likely it may be.
  42. Not explaining or concealing gaps in your work history. If your work history has gaps, it's safe to think that anyone reading your resume will assume the absolute worst. They'll come up with scenarios in your head regarding any personal or professional flaws that made you unemployable for a certain period, so you'll have to be open and creative in addressing those gaps to convince the employer that hiring you is, in fact, a good idea.

Tips on professionalism

  1. Unprofessional email address. When writing your email address on your resume, you definitely need to use a professional-sounding address, usually a variation of your name. An address like [email protected] will definitely put off any potential employer.
  2. Using an email account provided by a university. Don’t use your university email account, especially if you’re in your senior year. After graduating, your University will delete your account, along with all communication between you and your potential employer.
  3. If you attended college, there's no need to list your high school. If you didn't attend any form of higher education, then you should include your high school. However, any form of higher education is more efficient than listing your high school, for the simple reason that listing it implies that you went to high school beforehand.
  4. Don’t use too many personal pronouns. Being a professional document, your resume could use less personal pronouns like "Me," "I" or "Myself," as using them is redundant given the personal nature of the document. Avoiding using them at all is recommended.
  5. Don’t make your resume negative if you don’t have to. Using passively negative words like “tried” will likely sabotage your chances of getting the job. There’s also no need to explain why you left your previous jobs, or what the personal reason behind your work gap was. Your resume needs to stay to the point and positive throughout.
  6. Including an image. If your profession is modeling or acting, then a picture of yourself is a crucial part of your resume. For all other professions, though, it is a guarantee that your resume will be overlooked by the recruiter, as it will be taken as a sign of unprofessionalism.
  7. Don't make your age obvious if you are younger or older. For example, if you're over the age of 50 and you don't want to be discriminated against because of your age, there are actions you can take to disguise it, like for example not adding dates to your education and experience sections. Younger applicants also face discriminations, with some recruiters assuming they are too inexperienced or immature to do a proper job, which is in most cases untrue.
  8. Don't write in the wrong language. If you are not native to an English speaking country, and you're applying for an English speaking position, make sure to write your name phonetically as well, as your potential future colleagues need to know how to call you in their own alphabet and language.
  9. Don’t lie on your resume. Lies have a way to catch up with you and this is also true in the professional world, and you only have to look at former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson for an example of how a lie on your resume can destroy your entire career. So lying on your resume is a risk that is not worth taking, and spinning the truth in a positive way will do you more good.
  10. Don’t include salary on your resume. This is a common mistake that often appears on new resumes. So have another good look at your entire resume, there’s a big chance that one of the mistakes mentioned here has found its way in your document as well.
  11. Don't use a bad printer or bad quality paper. After making sure your resume content is exactly what you want it to be and making sure it avoids common mistakes, it would be a pity to present your file on a cheap looking piece of paper, completely undermining its purpose and meaning. Also, make sure the printer you're using is high on ink so there will be no blurred or invisible letters or ugly ink spots on your document, so it has the professional look it needs to put you in a good position.
  12. Don’t hesitate to name drop if it is for your benefit. Name dropping can be a powerful tool, so if you worked with an important name in an industry relevant to the one you’re applying for, make sure you include his or her name, as it acts as further evidence that you are familiar with the task at hand and have the proper qualifications to successfully do it for a new company.
  13. Don't use any slang or jargon. Even if the job is in the same industry as some related jargon words, it's always safe to assume that the recruiter is completely oblivious to any slang or jargon you may have heard and used in similar positions. Try to limit your vocabulary to professional and unambiguous words, so you're 100% sure everyone who reads your resume will get a perfect idea of what you are trying to say.
  14. Don’t forget to take into account software versions and email versions. While it's most common to attach a .doc version of your resume to an email sent to your employer, keep in mind that some filters will remove any attachments send, so it would be wise to also copy the plain text of your resume in the email body. Also, consider creating a PDF version of your document, as you'll be sure the format will remain the same no matter how or on what device they'll be viewed.
  15. Don’t say no to seeking outside help. Some people simply don’t have the skill to create a good resume, no matter how many guides they study or samples they use. Instead of settling for a mediocre resume that doesn’t properly highlight your work history and achievements, you should consider hiring a professional resume builder to do it for you, or look for a proper online tool that builds resumes from scratch for you.
  16. Don't keep copies of your resumes in bad shape. You have to bring a few of your own copies of your resume to an interview, just to be sure you have one if the recruiter did not print his or her own copy. And when you do, you certainly don't want the piece of paper to be torn, crumpled or stained. The shape of your resume will impact your overall image, and therefore it needs to be new, crisp and neat looking.
  17. Don’t make your career objective sound selfish. When writing your career objective, you need to be certain it's not like this: "Marketing professional looking to skyrocket my career at –company name-." They want to hear about what you can do for your company; they're not interested in what the company can do for your own personal goals. So instead make it like this: “ Marketing professional looking to use my skills and experience to boost –company name- ‘s market share and market value over the next 3 to 5 years”.
  18. Make sure your resume doesn’t look like an infographic. While infographics are great tools to make complex data easy to digest by simplifying the visual experience, resumes are not exactly complex data, so it does the exact opposite, making the information harder to digest for the reader. It is a good idea to make one on social media, though, and direct any potential employers to it.
  19. Don't write "references available upon request." This is a complete waste of space, as it's obvious that if the employer will need references, you should include them. So it's a waste of valuable space on the resume, a waste of time for the reader, and a rookie mistake that may cost you.
  20. Don’t include your family members as references. If the job posting requires including professional references from former positions, you need to include them, but they need to be completely professional. Using any relatives as references will cause the exact opposite, making you and your resume seem unprofessional.
  21. Don't include any expired licenses or certificates. Although they may sound good and give you a better look, you should stay away from using any expired licenses or certificates, as they are no longer relevant and they don't provide any evidence that you still have the skills that were required to get them, in the first place.
  22. Don't use the resume to explain any employment gaps. These gaps should only be mentioned and labeled in the actual resume, but not explained in detail. There are strategies you can use to make sure the recruiter understands why you were not employed during that time, and any further explanation should be detailed in your cover letter and subsequent interview.
  23. Don't leave out technical details on our resume. Especially in fields like science or medicine, not mentioning certain technical skills that you have, or just giving a general description for them might make the potential employer think that you don't possess enough knowledge on the subject matter and, therefore, you're not fit to do the job properly.
  24. Leave out nicknames from your resume. No matter how fun or cool you think your nickname is, it’s best that you leave it out of your resume, as your potential employer might not think the same way.
  25. Never write your resume by hand. Even if you don't have your own computer, there are many places you can use one (like a library) that allow you to write and print your resume. There is an exception to this, as some companies give out a preformatted sheet to complete by hand, and that should be filled only in pen and with readable handwriting. Although this may seem natural, many people still make this mistake.
  26. There's no point in making a video resume. There are many vital aspects of video making, like tools used, lighting, make up technology and software plus many others; and, if they're not all perfect, any video material will look untidy and unprofessional. So unless you have the means to do this really well, a video resume is generally a bad idea.
  27. Including your age is a bad idea. It looks unprofessional, and it may hurt your odds if you are older or younger than the average candidate age for that position. Your education and work experience should be enough to land you that interview.
  28. Same goes with gender. It's completely irrelevant, and your name will give it away in most cases anyway.
  29. Marital status should not be included. It's illegal for an employer to ask about a person's age, marital status, religion or race during an interview, and you mentioning them in the resume will not do you any good.
  30. You should mention your location. In today’s world employees have access to jobs outside their cities, even outside their countries or continents. While filling in an address that is not in the same city as the potential place of work might do you harm, you can avoid this by either clearly stating your desire to relocate, or putting in the address of someone you know that lives in the vicinity of the specific company's offices. While technically it's a lie, you can make it true by actually relocating once you got the job.
  31. You need to make multiple language versions of the resume. When applying to a county other than your own, you need to have more language versions of your resume. If you're planning to work in a non-English country, you should have two versions of the resume, one in English and one in the language of that country. Assuming anyone who reads the resume knows English is inconsiderate and might hurt your chances of landing a job.
  32. Don't fold the paper or your resume to make it fit in the mail. Buy a larger envelope, so the page stays even, giving you a more professional look.
  33. Bring more copies with you to the interview. This is a mistake many people make, after creating a great resume they don't bring enough copies with them to the actual interview. You have no idea how many people will be there, and having three people look at one single piece of paper is unproductive. So make sure you have at least four copies with you, as you will also need one for yourself.
  34. Paperclip your document instead of taping or stapling it. Staples and tape are not fit for a document as important as this one. Instead, keep it in a folder, and if you must put more pieces of paper together, make sure it's done with the help of a paper clip instead, so the paper doesn't get ruined in any way.
  35. Don't hire a non-certified paper writer to do your resume. Instead, find one that is NRWA or CPRW certified, so you're sure that the person writing your resume complies with the industry standards and has a higher chance of being trustworthy and reliable.
  36. Don’t forget to attach it to your email. While email clients like Google have a function that reminds you that you may need to attach something if the word ”attached” is found in the email body, you definitely shouldn’t rely on that and always double check every detail in your email, from address to signature. Few things are more embarrassing than sending an email mentioning an attachment, but with nothing attached to it.
  37. Make sure you follow up your resume. Just sending your resume to a company and expecting a call is no longer enough. Nowadays it's advisable that you call or email the company a few days after sending the resume, just to make sure the potential employers don't have any questions. This also proves that you truly want that position and may give you an edge over other applicants.

Advice on looking for jobs

  1. Your resume needs a timeline. Your resume should tell a story, so make sure it's not just a random repetition of experiences and events. Make sure it looks like your entire professional life leads to the position you're applying for.
  2. Don't include information that is obvious. Your resume should be concise and to the point. Any useless information will only distract the recruiter and reduce your chances of getting that interview.
  3. Explain why your skills are relevant. All skills you list in your resume should be detailed in a way that shows the potential employer how those particular skills are relevant to the job.
  4. You need to tailor your resume for the desired jobs. If you apply for similar positions, it's OK to send identical resumes; however, if the positions are different, you should customize your resume accordingly. That will show you've put in effort in understanding the job description, therefore increasing your chances of getting the job.
  5. Make it sound as if you're evolving their problem. Companies put up job vacancies because they have a problem that needs to be sorted. If you identify that problem and make them understand that you're the right person to fix it, your odds will increase accordingly.
  6. Don’t ignore non-paid work that you did. Pro bono activities like volunteer work or internships underline the same skills required for paid work, so they will only help you get that interview. They also provide excellent references if needed.
  7. Sell yourself well. The resume is a document that’s completely centered on you, so don’t be shy to brag as much as possible. Don’t make a cold list of professional experiences, and instead act as your biggest fan, enthusiastically highlighting your qualities.
  8. Read the job ad thoroughly. The key to a customized resume is the job ad, as it contains all information relevant and accessible to you about the opening. So make sure you read it a few times and make yourself look like the person to take their company forward.
  9. Update your resume at every occasion. We are all human and tend to forget things, so whenever you have done something worth including in your resume, make sure you immediately add it. This is a document that summarizes years and sometimes decades, and you never know when a new accomplishment may become relevant for the desired job.
  10. Make sure your resume has direction. Don't just make lists of random info and pass it as your resume. Instead, make sure all pieces of information are not only relevant but are also placed accordingly throughout the document. Maintaining focus in your resume makes the employer believe you're also focused in your career.
  11. Try not to include irrelevant information. Hobbies that are irrelevant to the industry, personal tastes or views on religion or politics will only overstuff your resume and hurt your chances of success.
  12. Don’t bother making a resume if you’re in high school. Many young people have tough times making their first resumes, as they feel they lack the skills and experience necessary. However, many first time jobs don't require any qualifications or a resume, for that matter.
  13. Always remember to backup your resume. After putting in so much work making it, you want to make sure you won’t lose it, so make sure you keep it backed up, either locally or using a cloud service.
  14. Have your resume visible online. This is the age of technology, so you need to be as visible as possible when searching for a job. So make sure recruiters will be able to find you in places like LinkedIn based on keyword search.

Read all 110 tips above! If you skipped on reading all of them you're probably the type of person that's too lazy to make a proper resume, so you should consider either reading them all or hiring someone to do the resume for you.

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