How to Build an Effective Resume

How to Build an Effective ResumeTo be noticed among a crowd of applicants, you need to make your first impression unforgettable. Hiring managers and recruiters go through piles of resumes a day, and it’s vital that you know how to market yourself if you want to receive that call for an interview.

Here are a few tips on how to build a solid resume structure.

  1. Make a Strong Opening Statement
    Start your resume with a confident opening statement that gives recruiters an immediate idea of your background and skills. Give a brief and impactful summary of your expertise making sure it is clear that you can get the job done.
  2. Choose Relevant Information
    Writing an effective resume involves more than simply listing all job experiences, education, volunteer assignments, and skills. If it isn’t influencing the hiring manager to talk to you, then do away with it. Ensure your resume matches your skills and credentials to the specific openings the recruiter is seeking.
  3. Highlight Your Achievements/Accomplishments
    Showcase your specific accomplishments, a list of projects held successfully, how you solved a critical problem, and some appreciation certificates received rather than simply listing the responsibilities you held. Make it more tangible with concrete examples and use action verbs to describe your achievements.
  4. Make it Readable
    Your resume should be readable and printable. Use proper grammar, a readable format, wide margins, clean type, and clear headings for conciseness and clarity. Where necessary, make use of bullet points to list qualifications and accomplishments.

Get the Assistance You Need

Building a resume can seem overwhelming, but it’s the first step to show your true talent to a potential employer. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your resume, improve your interview skills, and gain connections to industry leaders in Central Florida, The Jobs Partnership is here to help. Contact us at 407-641-0755 to learn more about our job skills training.

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