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Most resumes are awful

No need to list all responsibilities

When writing a resume, it can be tempting to simply list all the duties and tasks of your past positions. But the problem is that no one guarantees that you have performed those duties well. My 4-year-old daughter is responsible for cleaning her toys, but so far she regularly blows off deadlines and fails to meet planned KPIs.

If I read "Managed a team of 12 professionals" on my resume, I can only guess if your management was successful. Tell the recruiter on your resume about your performance so they don't make their own guesses.

It's good to list quantitative results, but there's a nuance to this as well. I once proudly stated that I was closing 10 deals a month. But the truth was that the minimum monthly plan at that company was 15 deals.

The best way to talk about accomplishments is to make a list of the specific things you're most proud of. Describe what you did and the positive impact it had on the company. The hiring manager will appreciate your simplicity and honesty (and if he or she doesn't, you wouldn't enjoy working for such a company anyway).

Keep your writing simple.

Please stop using words you would never say in real life. Many people fall prey to their desire to appear smarter and clog up their resumes with meaningless nerdy words that make no sense.
Instead of saying loudly that you are "high performance oriented and a proactive team player," try writing something more down-to-earth. For example, "I like working in small teams under managers who encourage employee autonomy."

Be mindful of layout and design

You know that typos and mistakes are not acceptable, but now let's talk about the look of your resume. It doesn't have to be something that will hang in the Guggenheim Museum, but you need to set yourself apart from the crowd of candidates who use corny Word 2007 templates.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a graphic designer to make your resume visually appealing. There are countless templates and resources, including free ones.

P.S. The only file type you should use is PDF because of its compatibility with all devices.

Adapt your resume to each job posting

It's very tempting to use the same default resume to apply to hundreds of jobs at once. You spend hours responding to every offer with the click of a button, and then you wait. And then you wait. And more. And then you get a barrage of rejections or a ringing ignore.

Do you know how you can get an offer or an invitation for an interview? By spending a whole day (or more) preparing and responding to one (!) job. This includes researching the company, finding out if you know any of the employees, preparing a resume and cover letter.

Your resume tells a story about you, so you have to figure out what story the job is trying to tell and then match them up.

But if you're having trouble taking all of this into account right away - we suggest you use a resume services online where professionals can help make a resume for you and provide all of the necessary information about you in a quality way.


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