Resume Writing Tips

We often get questions about what makes a good resume, here are a few tips to make your resume stand out.

  • Keep a master resume that contains every work related experience with contact information for all of your supervisors—it makes writing resumes, cover letters, and filling out job applications a breeze.
  • Tailor your cover letter and resume for each job you apply for. Match your experience and skills to the job qualifications required.
  • Omit older experiences or those that aren't relevant to the new opportunity.
  • Prioritize the content of your resume. Make sure that the most important information is near the top of the page.
  • Mirror the language found in the job post to language used in your cover letter and resume. This makes it easier for a higher manager to see that you're a good fit for their position.
  • Sell the benefits of your skills. List your accomplishments, not your job duties.
  • Quantify your accomplishments. Instead of "Typed letters and correspondence," write "Achieved top production volume by maintaining high degree of accuracy with typing speed of 80 wpm."
  • Proofread your cover letter and resume, and ask others to proofread as well to be sure it is free of typos and is well formatted.