4 Ways to Modernize Your Resume Fast!

Best part- they’re free and easy!

FONT MATTERS

Choose a clean looking font. Times New Roman is now overused and easily ignored. Choose something like Garamond, Cambria, Helvetica, or Georgia.  All of them are easy to read, prints cleanly, and look sleek.

DON’T PUT PHYSICAL ADDRESS

PHYSICAL ADDRESSES JUST AREN’T NEEDED, IF YOUR EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER ARE INCLUDED

If your phone number and email address are both current, why does someone need to know where you live? Until you’re receiving a check, sending out your physical address is just giving away personal information.
If you’re coming back from retirement or just starting out, this is particularly important. When negotiating pay, your personal address could count against you if the hiring manager looks up the average income in your town, the worth of your house, and then attempts to figure out how little you’ll take – which could hurt your negotiating.

OBJECTIVES DON’T MATTER

Your top third of the resume is what is scanned first, so make it count! Don’t assume the hiring manager has time to hear all about your life goals-they want to know what you can do for them. If your last job isn’t related to the one you’re applying for, put your skills first and show how you’re the best fit.

HAVE A PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ADDRESS AND THEN CONNECT IT TO THE ONE YOU ACTUALLY USE

Contacting someone using “cutesylovebug@email.com” doesn’t come off like a serious job applicant. Most email servers will let you connect a more professional one “tomjones@email.com” to your original one, assuming you’re staying loyal to the same email server.

Your resume should look a great deal more modern than before! Good luck!

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