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Your Resume Stinks: 5 Tips to Make it Great

Your resume is the first thing a potential employer sees, and it's your chance to make a great first impression. However, if your resume stinks, you may not even make it to the interview stage. It's time to take action and do something about it.

Here are some tips on how to improve your resume so that you can snag that interview and be well on your way to landing your dream job.

1. Tailor your resume to the job you're applying for.

One mistake many job seekers make is using the same resume for every job application. At Get a Better Job, we customize resumes to fit the specific job you're applying for. We look at the job description and highlight the skills and experiences that match your own. We make sure those are the focus of your resume.

2. Use action verbs and quantitative data.

Your resume should showcase your accomplishments and the impact you've made in your previous roles. That’s why at Get A Better Job, we

use action verbs and quantitative data to describe your achievements. For example, instead of saying "Managed a team," we say "Led a team of 10 employees and increased productivity by 20%."

3. Keep it concise.

Your resume should be easy to read and concise. At Get a Better Job, we stick to one page if possible, and use bullet points to break up long paragraphs. In addition, we avoid using long sentences and industry jargon that may not be familiar to the hiring manager.

4. Use a professional format.

Your resume should look professional and be designed to be memorable. You want to leave an unforgettable impression

on employers, so your resume should be unforgettable. At Get a Better Job, we specialize in customized resumes that make a positive impression on hiring managers and influencers.

5. Proofread, proofread, proofread.

If you’re writing your own resume, proofread your resume multiple times to catch any errors or typos. Even small mistakes can leave a negative impression on a hiring manager. I recommend having a friend or family member review it as well to get a fresh perspective.

It's time to take action and do something about your stale resume. By tailoring your resume to the job, using action verbs and quantitative data, keeping it well-designed and professional, and proofreading multiple times, you can improve your chances of getting noticed by potential employers. If you want the professional help of a resume writer who will be the number one advocate for your next career move, we’re here for you. Remember, your resume is your first impression, so make it count!

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