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Tips for writing an effective resume

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 online applicant tracking systems.

Include Your Contact Information

It’s important to include your contact information on your resume so employers can easily get in touch with you.

Identify Accomplishments

Focus on your job profile. At the beginning write a line or two describing your job and then mention a list of accomplishments. Accomplishments should be unique to you and not the outcome of someone else’s efforts.

Include Resume Keywords

Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in job descriptions. That way, you will increase your chances of finding suitable positions and of you being selected for an interview. Also include keywords in your cover letter.

Write a Custom Resume

It definitely takes more time to write a custom resume, but, it’s worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. Use a resume template as a starting point for creating your own resume. Add your information to the resume template, then tweak and edit it to personalize your resume, so it highlights your skills and abilities.

Tweak for Technology

To lead in this competitive world, job seekers need to make sure that their resumes stand out from the pack, is selected by the online applicant tracking systems. This shows, in a professional way, that the applicant has taken the time and interest to pursue a specific job opening.

Email Your Resume

It’s important to follow the employer’s instructions on how to submit your cover letter and resume. The employer may want your resume attached to the email message and sent in a specific format, typically as a Word document or a PDF.