Final Resume Polishing Tips

BUILD MY RESUME

Concluding the resume-polishing tips begun recently: Because the topic comes up regularly, please remember that all the elements of your resume must be truthful. Including a lie or misrepresentation on your resume is the fastest way to not only get booted from consideration but also damage your reputation. One final tip. Instead of sending your nicely formatted resume as a Word document (which can look very different on different computers), save it as a PDF so that employers and hiring managers view your resume exactly as you formatted it. Remember, though, to check the file and format preference that each of your targeted employers prefer before you submit your resume. Finally, remember that no matter how much you improve your resume through the polishing tips in this article, you can greatly increase your chances of landing an interview by utilizing a network contact to put in a good word for you with the hiring manager. Even after reading this article you are hopelessly lost on how to improve your resume — and you are simply not getting job interviews — consider seeking out a professional. Low and no-cost options may be available to you through local job and career centers (as well as your college career center if you attended college). Of course, you could also hire a professional resume writer, but read first this article on our sister site, Choosing a Resume Writing Service: A How-To for Job-Seekers.

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