20 Resume Tips You Should Never Forget

For those of you who have been following me on LinkedIn, you may be aware that I am celebrating 200+ resumes rescued by sharing 200 days of resume + job hunting tips (from myself and others).

Although I haven’t really gotten much engagement around this on LinkedIn 🥲 I am summarizing and linking to the first 20 posts in this blog for those of you who prefer to consume everything all at once.

  1. Delete your address (why it’s no longer needed)
  2. Live Review of an International Resume (watch me share feedback on an actual resume)
  3. Trim each bullet point down to 1 line (this is so important)
  4. Start every bullet point with a strong action verb (examples of words you should use)
  5. Be specific about your accomplishments (repost)
  6. Go with a 1-column resume template (a Microsoft recruiter commented that she agrees!)
  7. Use consistent font sizes and formats (see my recommendations)
  8. Move your name and contact details to the Header of your document (a great space saving tip)
  9. Do not include “References available upon request” (I explain why)
  10. 5 Tips from Analyzing 125,000+ resumes (repost)
  11. Live Review of an Accounting Resume (watch me share feedback on an actual resume)
  12. 16 Harvard Resume Tips (repost)
  13. Put your resume through ChatGPT (repost)
  14. Live Review of a Business Student Resume (watch me share feedback on an actual resume)
  15. Choosing between serif vs. sans serif font (how the type of font can reflect your personal brand)
  16. Don’t include your photo (it’s not necessary in North America)
  17. Create a custom LinkedIn URL (so it looks nicer when you share it on your resume)
  18. Treat every word and line like gold (ex: no filler words like “successfully”)
  19. Never over embellish or lie (how to pass the stress test)
  20. Bring your results to the beginning of your bullets

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