Resumes are critically important documents. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you cannot produce a good resume, chances are you won’t even get to an interview, let alone win a good job. Here are some tips on how to write a good resume:
1. Make it easy to read
Dot points are very good in this regard. Difficult to read resumes can often find themselves in the waste bin, especially if the reader has lots of other applications.
2. Keep formatting neat and consistent
Try to make every page as consistent as possible. Avoid obvious poor layouts like starting a new heading at the bottom of a page.
3. Change your resume to suit the job you’re applying for
Lots of people have many years of experience under their belts and cannot include all of it on a single resume. Leave out the irrelevant bits and include all the things you’ve done that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.
4. Get your spelling right!
Many employers will not interview people who cannot be bothered to check their spelling and show poor attention to detail.
5. Do not exaggerate
You’ll just be wasting your time and others’. Remember people do reference checks. Our resume template below has been designed to provide you with a structure which will allow you to include all your employment details in a logical and easy to follow format. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.
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