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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Most of us enter a job interview with a list of accomplishments to convey to the recruiter or manager. Of course, this list needs to be accurate, but it's too hard to remember everything when we're talking to a person we've never met. We can't go through this process all the time either. The best resume writers have already thought through what information to include in their resume and in the interview. Here's what you need to remember.

Make Sure To Use Readable Fonts.

Resumes are important documents that must stand out. Be sure yours does too. That’s why it’s important to make sure your resume is well-written and very readable. Making your resume more readable is a simple trick to help it stand out in a sea of other CVs. It works because resumes are written using fonts which are not very readable. If you want your resume to stand out, you need to use fonts that are both readable and attractive. The problem is that most CVs and resumes use the same font for the body text and the title. These fonts are common and therefore cannot be distinguished easily.

Make Your Resume Stand Out by Working on Formatting.

Your resume may be functional at some places. However, if you are going for a creative job, it must be creative at least. Here are some ideas. Rather than filling the whole space of a page, make it really short. It should be no longer than 8 points. Do not use Leading Words as they can hurt your chances. Instead, use word pairs to add value to the resume. Be sure to mention your Education and Professional Experience within your headline. By explaining what you are qualified to do, you will give employers an idea of the position they are applying to.

Make Your Resume Stand Out by Writing a Good Resume Summary.

There is more to a resume than just a brief introduction. A resume summary, while brief, can really stand out to a recruiter or HR manager.

Put Your Best Foot Forward.

Making the case for why you should be hired is one of the most difficult, yet most important parts of a job interview. The first step to crafting your strongest resume is to develop a clear rationale for why you want the job and why you're a great fit for it. While some employers have blanket job requirements, others like to interview candidates to see how they can add value to the team and to what projects.

Try To Avoid Overused Words.

We noticed that many job applicants included the words "show," "tell" and "make" in their resume. You should only use these words when you are trying to define how you will apply them in a specific situation. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use these words in your resume, but you should pick the appropriate time and place to use them. By doing this, you show hiring managers that you know what you are talking about and that you are someone that they can trust to convey your resume effectively.

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