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Recruitment and search services, based on an intimate understanding of our clients needs,
in order to enable them to achieve their corporate objectives through the very best talent available.
Resumes are about you and your performance in previous jobs, indicating how you might perform in your next job.
Keep the setup balanced and consistent.
- When listing employers, give a brief company description.
- When listing projects, include details such as project descriptions, dollar amounts, specific duties and outcome.
List specific accomplishments and responsibilities. " Sell yourself" , be
sure to highlight all of your strengths.
- Make a good first impression. Place the most interesting and compelling facts about yourself at the beginning. List your qualifications in order of relevance.
- Be concise. As a rule of thumb, resumes reflecting five years experience or less should fit on one page. More extensive experience can justify using a second page. Consider three pages (about 15 years of experience) the upper limit.
- List only recent information. Show work experience only for the last 10 to 15 years.
- When describing jobs, fill your resume with Problem-Action-Results statements. In other words, first state the problem that existed in your workplace, then describe what you did about it, and finally point out the beneficial results.
- Begin sentences with action verbs. Portray yourself as someone who is lively, sharp and gets things done.
- Highlight your skills. Use a skill-based format that stresses your main talents. Use popular keywords and buzzwords that are industry-specific.
- Communication. Use words understood by everyone to illustrate your experience.
- Quantify your experience. Use numbers such as budgets, cost savings, and time efficiencies, which can be credited directly to the effects of your work.
- Omit needless items. such as social security number, health, citizenship, scholarships, and irrelevant associations, memberships, and publications; recreational activities, references, mention of references ("available upon request"), travel history, previous pay rates, supervisors' names, reasons for leaving jobs.
- Proofread. Be neat and error-free. Be sure to catch all spelling errors, grammatical weaknesses, unusual punctuation, and inconsistent capitalization.
- Keep it honest. Don't ever put in anything you can't defend, justify, or comfortably explain.
- Make sure it's right. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. If you can't do it yourself, then seek assistance from a professional like your Conscript recruiter who can give you the extra edge.
- Be organized, logical, and concise. The format of your resume reflects strongly upon your personality.
- Be positive. Emphasize a positive, can-do attitude.