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Tips for Resume Writing!

July 13, 2010

Resumes can aid a job-seeker in getting their foot in the door. Resumes, though, need to be top-notch to get noticed, especially now that some companies are using resume-reading technology to speed resume screening. Here are some helpful resume tips:

  • When you're working on your resume, use keywords appropriate for the position you're applying for. Read through the position description and jot down words/phrases used in it. Mirror that language in your resume and cover letter.

  • Use variation of keywords. If you're looking for an accounting position, for example, use 'accountant' and 'accounting' in your resume.

  • Use keywords correctly and smartly. Don't just list the keywords; use them in complete sentences.

  • Make your job title generic. If your present job title differs for the job you're applying for, include your present job title in parentheses.

  • Don't go overboard in listing your job skills; just list key skills.

  • Follow the directions on the job site that's accepting your resume.

The library's Career Connection has many books on resume-writing that can help you turn out a job-winning resume.