Everyone always thinks the most valuable piece of paper for your career is your degree, but it’s not, it’s actually your resume. While you are at home, now is the perfect time to revamp your resume. It might seem scary because you are unsure about how to format it, what needs to be on it and what doesn’t, and so many other questions you might have. You’re in luck! There are three important things you need to know on how to create the most perfect resume to land that dream job. Let's get started!
1. Look on Canva for templates
Having an eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing, yet simple looking resume is the first step to making it perfect. Employers don’t want it to look like an art project with intricate fonts and lots of color and pictures - stick to1-2 colors and make sure it's easy to read and navigate. Canva is an amazing resource and offers FREE resume templates! You pick the one you like the most and fill it out – so simple. Little hack, if you like a template but not the colors or font, you can adjust it!
2. Have three people review your resume
This one might be obvious right? But surprisingly people, don’t utilize friends and families help as much as they should. You could read your resume over and over again and think it is flawless with no mistakes but that’s because you wrote it! I promise you, if you let someone go over it, they can give you so much advice to make it even better AND help find any spelling and grammar mistakes. You don’t want to give your resume to an employer without having someone look it over first. Ask your mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa, literally anyone to look it over. Make sure you get at least three people to get the most feedback!
3. What you need and what you don’t
Ah, the absolute hardest part of the entire resume writing process. Everyone either puts too much or too little. A resume should be no longer than one page long unless you have an absolutely amazing reason that should be stated in your cover letter. Always have the basic information, your name, location and how to be contacted at the top. Provide the education that you completed and any degrees or certificates you hold. WORK EXPERIENCE! Do not forget this part. Any relevant work experiences you have to the job you are applying for add it in. Accomplishments, organizations, positions, and skills can and should be put on your resume. A little hack - adjust your resume based on the job you are applying for! You don’t want to waste your one-page putting information down when it's not relevant to the job, always put information that shows the employer you are the perfect fit for the job based on your experiences!
Now go get that dream job!