Get Your Resume In Check Before You Send It Out

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The job-searching process can be excruciating. Going to countless interviews, or worse, applying for jobs and not hearing anything back, can be soul-crushing. You should not let this to get you down. The truth is you could be making tiny mistakes that cause you to lose that job opportunity.

This common resume mistakes can often be avoided if you spend a little time before each job application to get your resume in check! This post will be discussing the best ways to fine tune your resume and cover letter for a specific job.

resumewritingtipsThe first point I can’t stress enough. Make sure to keep your resume updated when you are looking for a job. Always. You do not want a company that is interested in you to have a hard time reaching you. If they cannot get in touch with you right away they will look for someone else to fill the position. An out of date resume can also make it look like you have already found a job and are no longer looking for one.

If you plan to use current or former coworkers and supervisors as a business or personal reference, stay in touch. Maintaining contact with these people is important because it ensures that you have accurate, current information. Periodically verify your contacts’ telephone numbers, mailing address, current place of employment and email address. Providing incorrect contact information to a potential employer may hurt your chances for success.

Always ask for permission before providing someone’s name and contact information for a personal or professional reference. If your contact is caught by surprise by your would-be employer, he may not have time to give a positive, well-thought-out answer. You also run the risk of discovering that this person did not share enthusiasm for your performance, skills and abilities.

It is not wise to have your resume full of useless garbage. Do not use unreadable fonts or too many colors. The person who is looking at your resume just wants to know about your credentials and how qualified you are to work for their company; everything else is not necessary.

Proofread your resume before going to a job interview. To ensure your resume is free of spelling or grammar errors, have a friend or family member look it over as well. Nothing makes a person seem worse at a job interview than a resume filled with careless errors. It could even prevent you from getting a job.

Make sure that the email address you use is a professional one. Your contact information is the first glimpse your potential employer gets of you. Generally, you should use your last name. Having an unprofessional email address can really annoy some employers. So it is best to avoid a bad looking one.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAKNAAAAJGEzNDY4MTYzLTVjODktNDA0My05ODJmLTRlZjEyOWVlNGNjZQTIP:Put together a sheet that contains all of the information that is typically requested on application forms. You’ll probably be asked to provide obscure dates and other information you won’t remember. Keep this information written down somewhere, and keep it somewhere handy. Like a note on your cell phone. You will be better able to fill out the application with ease.

The resume makes up just one of the many things to worry about during your job search. It should be updated regularly and kept to a current style. Yet it remains just one piece of the puzzle. Employers are always seeking confident and positive individuals to fill their positions. Consider all of your strengths and weaknesses before approaching an available position.

A cover letter is an important feature of a resume, so use this to showcase your leadership skills and overall qualifications for the job in a succinct way. Make sure you give specific examples of leadership if that is what the employer is after. After compiling your cover letter, take ample time to edit it. You want it to be very appealing, while also remaining short and to the point.

You now realize that finding a great job is an art. No matter how qualified you may be, you must do everything right in order to land this job. Now that you are armed with excellent job-searching advice, you can find and obtain that great job you have always wanted. Go and get it!