Dos and Don'ts of Resumes - Every Job Seeker Should Know

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Dos and Don'ts of Resumes - Every Job Seeker Should Know

1. Do Highlight Your Most Relevant Experiences

2. Don't Freak Out if You Have No Relevant Experience

3. Do Optimize for Applicant Tracking System

4. Don't Steal the Job Description's Exact Wording

5. Do Use Data

6. Don't Include Anything Confidential

7. Do Include Soft Skills, Too!

8. Don't Include Obvious Skills

9. Do Consider Volunteer or Other Non-Work Experience

10. Don't Include Work With Controversial Organizations

11. Do Include Personal Accomplishments

12. Don't Include Random, Unrelated, or Off-Putting Hobbies

13. Do Think of New Ways to Frame Your Accomplishments

14. Don't Go Overboard

15. Do Show How You Moved Up (or Around) at Past Companies

16. Don't Use an Objective Statement

17. Do Consider a Summary Statement

18. Don't Try to Hide Gaps

19. Do Tell the Truth

20. Don't Use Clichés or Jargon

21. Do Use Real English

22. Don't Use Negative Phrases

23. Do Use Powerful Verbs

24. Don't Include "References Upon Request"

25. Do Include Your Contact Info

26. Don't Include Anything That Could Be Discriminated Against

27. Do Keep it to One Page

28. Don't Squish it All In

29. Do Consider a Creative or Digital Resume

30. Don't Spend All Your Time on the Design

31. Do Start From a Template

32. Don't Use More Than 2 Fonts

33. Do Make Sure Your Job Titles or Companies Stand Out

34. Don't Go Overboard With Text Effects

35. Do Align Your Dates and Locations to the Right

36. Don't Use More Than Two Lines Per Bullet

37. Do Use Digits

38. Don't Send it as a Word Document

39. Do Swap Resumes With Colleagues

40. Don't Forget to Spell Check

41. Do Create a Master Resume

42. Don't Send the Wrong Message

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pradeep prem

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