What is a resume and why is it so important?

What is a resume and why is it so important?

In the competitive, internet-driven world of job searches, your resume represents you to potential employers. It serves as your tool to attract attention, get the interview and/or get a job. A great resume will make you stand out from other candidates by showcasing your aptitudes.

Think of your resume as your sales pitch – you need to sell yourself in the best possible way. Invest some time and research into developing your resume. You will want to make sure that your resume is error-free – double-check your grammar and spelling, make sure that all company and school names and cities are spelled properly.

A resume containing errors, no matter how minimal, will give your potential employer an impression that you do not have attention to detail, that you don’t take time to double-check your work, and that you are a poor communicator.

Keep your resume to one or two pages – any additional pages give an impression that you either don’t know how to concisely summarize your education and experience or that you are listing unnecessary information for the sake of taking up space.

A well-written resume can make a difference between being stuck at your current job and getting an interview to land the job of your dreams. #resume #jobsearch

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