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Resume Writing Tips

A resume is the key to securing an interview with a company. We at ESC, are experts in helping to create or update your resume. Review these top resume writing tips for choosing a resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and avoiding common resume mistakes. View our resume worksheet for further assistance.

Choose a Basic Font

When writing a resume it's important to use a basic font that is easy to read, both for hiring managers and for applicant management systems.

Include All Your Contact Information

It's important to include all your contact information on your resume so employers can easily get in touch with you. Include your full name, street address, city, state, and zip, home phone number, cell phone number, and email address.

Include Resume Keywords

Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in job descriptions. That way, you will increase your chances of your resume matching available positions - and of you being selected for an interview.

Choose the Proper Resume Format

There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume. Take the time to customize your resume - its well worth the effort.

Prioritize Your Resume Content

It's important to prioritize the content of your resume listing your most important and relevant experience first, with key accomplishments listed at the top of each position.

Customize Your Resume

Take the additional time to customize your resume for each job to which you apply. The time spent tailoring your resume to the job description is worth the additional effort, because it significantly increases your odds in securing an interview.

Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

  • Misspellings, typing, and grammatical errors.
  • Avoid using pronouns - resume should be written in the third party without the use of I or me.
  • A resume should be concise with minimal use of articles such as the, a, or an.
  • Overusing bold, italic or underline text formatting.
  • Using lengthy lists of job duties, merge short sentences to create a detailed description of duties.
  • Using the same action words repeatedly – use synonyms.
 
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