5 Tips to Writing a Better Resume

Great news! You don’t have to be J.K Rowling or Albert Einstein to create a great, professional resume. All you need to do is a create an organized, easily understood document that accurately depicts your skillset.

Here are a few tips to do just that:

1. Highlight your skill set.

Look at the job description for the job you’re applying for and highlight skills that would make you a top candidate for that position.

2. Make it human and relatable.

One of the best ways you can stand out or relate to people is through mutual interests. Briefly mentioning your interests can be a fun way to create interview conversation or differentiate yourself.

3. Tailor your resume for the job.

Most employees wear multiple hats, so you might actually need multiple resume versions that highlight different skills. Each version should be tailored to a certain type of work or skill.

4. Include keywords.

Because so much of your job search will be done online, keywords become your best friend. Employers may sift through resumes with keywords to find the best fitting resumes for the job.

5. Use strong verbs.

Don’t say you “did” something. Instead, say you “led”, “planned”, “managed”, or “increased” a project. These verbs have more meaning and can help you to stand out.

Working with a professional recruiter gives you the best opportunity to find your next job.  As the area’s best staffing agency with locations in PortlandClackamasBeavertonEverett and Vancouver, one of our skilled recruiters will provide guidance and walk you through the process of creating or updating a resume and ultimately, getting hired. If you’re ready to find a new job, call NW Staffing now.

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