Six Resume Writing Tips To Ensure Your Resume Stands Out

Recruiters receive dozens, even hundreds of resumes. It is best if yours lands on top of the pile instead of at the bottom. So, here are Top Six Tips To Ensure Your Resume Stands Out

Let’s get to the SIX resume tips to make sure you boss the competition.

1. Personal statement/personal summary:
This occupies the top section of your CV and it is the first thing the recruiter will look at. Write a 150 – 200-word elevator pitch stating the value you will bring to the role and why you are the best candidate for the job.

2. Ensure your resume is tailored for the role:
Always take the time to read the job description and tailor your resume to fit it. Identify the resume keywords the recruiter mentions, pay great attention to your personal summary and work experience.

3. Avoid using too many buzz/cliche words:

Before using phrases such as  “goal-oriented”, “results-driven” ensure your work history actually demonstrates that via your work achievements. Overused cliched words will have your resume looking like everyone else.

4. Action verbs:

Action verbs are strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes. A great CV/Resume is packed with action verbs, these verbs are used to state your achievements. They are used to further strengthen keywords and provide evidence of your skills. 
Action verbs can be used in different contexts.

Did you lead a project? examples of action verbs to use Organized, Oversaw, Planned.

You renegotiated a contract thereby reduced cost and saved the company money: Decreased, Deducted, Yielded.

You enhanced customer satisfaction: Furthered, Accelerated, Delivered.

5. Utilize your digital footprints:
At Deversity Consults, we always ensure to include a LinkedIn link to all resumes we write and we also recommend to clients to have an updated LinkedIn profile. You can leverage your personal brand to get a job these days, include a link to your website, online portfolio, LinkedIn and blog where applicable.

6. Avoid spelling errors and mistakes:
Double-check your spellings, grammar and document formating. 
Tell a story with your CV, your tone should be consistent and captivating for the recruiter. Let them want to meet you.

Use these tips to review your resume today and make changes where necessary.

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