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Tips for updating or creating a resume

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Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don't have a professional resume, your application materials probably won't get a second glance from any hiring manager.

That one was sent via Fed Ex, so I would be sure to notice it.Again, go for a resume that will be easy on the eyes and is formatted well, with plenty of white space.Attempt to keep it to one page (or two pages if you have more than five years experience in your field) and be absolutely certain there aren’t typos or grammatical errors — these will instantly land your submission in the trash.On the other hand, if you are applying for a creative position such as graphic design, your resume will likely be expected to bend the rules and show your creative pizzazz.Assume a hiring manager is going to skim your resume quickly, in 15 to 20 seconds, and will concentrate mainly on the top half (much like you might skim the headlines in a newspaper).They will want to see immediately that your experience is a fit instead of tossing out your resume to get to the next in the pile because they didn’t see that you are a match.

Highlight your most relevant skills and experience first and then work your way down to other pertinent information.

Also, make certain that the bullet points are formatted the same way throughout.

For example, don't use circle bullet points in one section, and diamond bullet points in another section.

Taking the time to choose the best type of resume for your situation is well worth the effort. Therefore, use a legible font (such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri).

Make sure the font is not too big or too small (choose a size between 10 and 12).

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