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Resumes and cover letters are the first things to hit an employer’s desk (or screen) when you respond to a job listing. If the resume does not interest , then chances are they will not even open that cover letter. In essence, your resume is the most critical thing in a job search. With so much riding on a resume, it is important that we take the time to put it together correctly. If you want to get the perfect resume, then adhere to these resume dos and don’ts. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of resume dos and don’ts, from the traditional rules to the brand-spanking-new ones.


Want to grab the attention of the Hiring Manager ? Here is the list of some Do’s and Don’t that you must check out.


Do’s



  • Determine your job search objective before writing the resume.

  • Focus on positive results and accomplishments.

  • Keep a consistent, easily-readable format.

  • Create strong, action-oriented statements about your work.

  • Show off your tech skills. Accurately summarize the software and technologies that you’re familiar with, noting your proficiency level and how long you have used each one.

  • Within each section, you must list experiences in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent.

  • Qualify and quantify your experiences whenever possible. Include numbers and percentages when possible.

  • Keep it updated. Even if you're not job-hunting, update your resume every time you accept a new job or complete a significant project.

  • Do Include Soft Skills, Too!

  • Simple bullet points with a little note can be included.

  • Re-read through your entire resume once it’s finished writing.

Don’ts



  • Make general claims (“Good communication skills”) without backing them up with examples.

  • Mislead employers about your GPA, skills, or abilities.

  • Include long, generic objective statements. Employers won’t read them!

  • Submit references on the same page as your resume. They should be kept in a separate document and provided when the employer asks for them.

  • Stick to a clean, easy-to-read format. Catch a recruiter's eye with your experience, not with wacky fonts, colors, or designs.

  • Put all your eggs in one basket. Apply to multiple positions that match your career interests.

  • Not to use passive voice in resumes.

  • Don’t just list out the basic duties of your role. Too much information can leave the employer unsure of your ability to make an impact within an organization.

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