Resume Writing Do’s and Don’ts!
The Western New York Diversity Job Fair is September 10th at the Buffalo Convention Center! Are you unhappy at your current position or looking for a more fulfilling career? Then you owe it to yourself to check it out!
Take some time to look at your resume. A friend of mine who works with retiring military members said that you should never pay someone to write your resume for you. If you enlist a professional to help you, always write the resume yourself first and bring it to them to "tweak." Here are some "Does and Don'ts" when writing a resume:
Put the most important information first:
This point is valid both to the overall order of your resume, as well as to the individual sections. Most of the times your previous work experience will be the most important part of the resume, so put it at the top. When describing your experiences or skills, list the most important ones first.
Proofread it twice:
The old saying, "measure twice, cut once applies here to." It would be difficult to emphasize the importance of proofreading your resume. One small typo and your chances of getting hired could slip. Proofreading it once is not enough, so do it twice, three times or as many as necessary. If you don’t know how to proofread effectively, here are 8 tips that you can use.
Do not include information that might sound negative in the eyes of the employer. This is valid both to your resume and to interviews. You don’t need to include, for instance, things that you hated about your last company.
One resume for each employer:
One of the most common mistakes that people make is to create a standard resume and send it to all the job openings that they can find. Sure it will save you time, but it will also greatly decrease the chances of landing an interview (so in reality it could even represent a waste of time). Tailor your resume for each employer. The same point applies to your cover letters.
Dress to impress:
Finally, come dressed professionally and with LOTS of resumes to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on September 10th and you could walk out with a new career! See the entire list of companies at the job fair and get more resume tips below. Good luck!!