What employers look for in a resume. There are 7 key areas that employers evaluate when looking at a resume:
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Choose the right format
Chronological – If you have a solid work history Functional – If you have less experience, work gaps or frequent job changes Hybrid – If you are changing careers, combines chronological and functional formats.
Create a clean design
Create a clean design and use a layout that doesn’t distract from the content of the resume—one that is simple, clear and logical.
Numbers and percentages are convincing to employers. Use measurable results when possible.
Don’t include everything you’ve ever done in your resume. Keep focused on your most relevant skills and experience.
Stick to either past or present tense. Don’t mix your tenses and send a sloppy message.
Use action words
Passive verbs suck the life right out of a resume. Do say, "Developed a content database." Don’t say, "A content database developed."
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