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Resume Tips Video

Another method we are providing to help you write your resume, cover letter, and reference page is our Resume Tips Video. The tips provided in this video are a visual guide that shows you what to do.

Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Resume

resume tips video Resumizer has a large collection of helpful resume writing guides and tutorials, here are some basic tips to get you started. Think of your resume as a sales brochure written about you. You are selling your time, your skills, and your abilities to an employer in exchange for your salary. Your resume is the advertising vehicle, and your skills are the product. If you think about it in this way, it may help you choose words that will make you stand out.
Ideally, you will want to limit your resume to one page; if needed, you may use two pages. You only need to include essential information here. The employer will only spend 20-30 seconds (or less) looking at your resume, so make what you write count.

Be careful not to include information that you should introduce at a later date. This information includes your salary history and references. Salaries are mostly discussed after the job has been offered to you. Adding your references to your resume will increase its length and is giving them now is ill-timed. You should have a separate reference page available to bring with you to your interview. Then if the employer asks you for it, you will be well-prepared. The modern approach is to submit your references when you are filling out an employer's online job application.

If you are printing a hard copy of your resume, cover letter, or reference page, use quality resume paper that is 8.5″ x 11″ in size. Use white, ivory, or light gray colored paper. Set one-inch margins on all sides. Again, the modern way is to fill out all these details online. Company websites are becoming the means applicants use to complete their job applications, but continue to bring paper copies as backups. More and more areas of our society are going paperless, but until that happens completely, we still need to bring paper copies to the interview.

Also, always use the spell check feature available in each section. It is extremely important that your spelling and grammar are correct. Take extra care to use and spell industry terminology and buzzwords properly. Misusing these terms will uncover your lack of education and professionalism.

Take some time to research the company, its management team, and its products. Know about the company you have a desire to work for so you can speak to the interviewer as an educated person. These are basic suggestions. We have a career help section with information on how to write a resume, cover letter, and reference page, which go into much further detail. We have shown the web addresses to these pages here:

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