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Have you recently been out there looking for a job? If so, you are not alone, millions of people every day are taking to the streets to look for jobs after being laid off from a long-term career. Being laid off from a long-term job is not on frightening, but it can be somewhat exciting. Sure, you might now have much savings and you don’t know where your next paycheck is coming from, but this is a chance to reinvent yourself. Maybe even for the better. The only problem is that looking for a job and creating a resume is a lot different than it was 10 years ago when you initially did it. Use the following resume editing tips to make sure that you stand out amongst the masses of employees today
Customize Your Resume Every Single Time
The days of creating a single resume and sending it to a massive number of employers are over. At least they are if you want to be successful. Today some corporate offices and employers use screening software programs to look for particular keywords. When you are applying for jobs, you will want to look for keywords that stand out. You will then want to implement these keywords in your resume so that you get picked up by the software. Looking at the job posting and try to find words that highlight your qualifications and job expertise. These are the words that you will want to put in your resume.
Never Omit The Pros
Did you know that there are professional editing resume services available? At first, these services might seem a bit over the top and outlandish, but they can greatly help out. In fact, there are some of them that even guarantee success. The top resume writing services have the ability to identify and use specific keywords as well as other tactics that can help make them more successful.
Always Show Off Tech Skills
You don’t want your resume to be a novel, but you do want to be thorough with it. This is especially true if you are loaded down with tech skills. You are living in a technology-filled world and every little bit of technological advantage you have over the competition can help out. Make sure that you accurately summarize the software and technologies that you are familiar with. If you know how to code or use WordPress, mention it. Also, mention how long you have been using these technologies and which jobs you held where these software programs and technologies were crucial.
Never Misrepresent Yourself
This one probably goes without saying, but it is still more than important to mention it. And, more and more people are misrepresenting themselves these days just to get ahead of the competition. It is understandable to want to stand out, but you have to do it in an honest and respectable way. One little white lie might seem harmless, but if this lie is discovered it could lead to termination and a poor future reference. Maybe even a negative black mark on your permanent record.
Submitting a Resume that is Too Long or Too Short
For students, recent graduates, and professionals with less than 10 years of experience, a resume should be one page, and for those with more than 10 years, two pages. A resume’s length is flexible, as long as everything on it is relevant to the job that you’re applying for.
In situations where high-level jobs, academic positions, or jobs in another country require longer resumes or CVs, it is acceptable to submit a resume that is two or three pages long or even longer.