- Conduct research on the employer, hiring manager, and job opportunity.
- Review common interview questions and prepare your responses.
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early for your interview.
- Design for skimmability.
- Most hiring managers don’t spend a lot of time on each individual resume, so help them get as much information as possible, in as little time as possible. Check out this website for tips. https://www.themuse.com/advice/12-tiny-changes-that-make-your-resume-easy-for-recruiters-to-skim
- Resume templates are your friend!!
- Don’t know where to start? Using a resume template is a great way to ensure that your resume is concise and professional. Click on the link below for examples. https://uptowork.com/blog/simple-resume-templates
- Include real numbers.
- Use as many facts, figures, and numbers as you can in your bullet points. If you are at a loss for where to start, read this article. https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-quantify-your-resume-bullets-when-you-dont-work-with-numbers
- Experience first, education second
- You only have one page, so make it count! Start with your relevant experience to pull the manager/recruiter in to land an interview.
- Save your resume as a .pdf
- By sending your resume in .pdf format you will not have to worry about your format accidentally getting messed up and ruining your iniital first impression
- Ditch “references available upon request”
- Remember, you only have one page, so use it wisely. If an employer needs references from you they will ask. Use that line to better showcase your unique qualifications!
- Make sure your contact information is correct and up-to-date.
- There is nothing worse than finding the ideal candidate and not having a way to contact them. #greatjobsgreatpeople