Resume tips to help get you an interview!
Did you know that on average, 118 people apply to any given job?
And of those resumes, 50% of them are filtered out by resume scanning software.
We’ll show you how to write a competitive resume that will stand out in this week’s College Works Painting Internship Wake-up Call.
1. Keep your resume to one page
Employers have short attention spans. On average, they only spend about 5 – 7 seconds scanning your resume. Think of the second page of your resume like the second page of Google: no one looks at it.
Choose what you put on your resume carefully (only including what’s relevant to the job you’re applying to) and keep it to one page.
2. Don’t include an objective
For starters, objectives just take up space. And you need every line you can get, since keeping a resume to one page is a lot harder than you’d think.
Objectives on resumes are statements that let the employer know what you’re looking for. But employers aren’t interested in that. Instead, they want to know how THEY can benefit from hiring you. And that’s addressed in the cover letter.
3. Use proper resume language
Use past tense for past activities.
Use present tense for current activities.
Avoid using first person pronouns such as “I” and “We”
4. Don’t lie on your resume
47% of employers have caught a candidate lying on their resume. 57% of employers reported that they have dismissed a candidate for lying.
Lying on a resume includes false information about capabilities, wage, and years of experience (among many other things). Lying also includes exaggerations of any kind.
Remember, have fun writing your resume and don’t stress!
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