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5 Tips for Upgrading Your Resume in 2018

By applying the following tips, you will be able to easily upgrade your resume to help you land your next job in 2018.


The layout of your resume matters. A visually balanced resume will help recruiters find key elements quickly and easily. It will also make your accomplishments and skills easier to read. Use a blend of bullet points and paragraph breaks to give your resume some variety, and be sure to use a variety of action-oriented words. Swap out your objective statement that’s likely packed with fluffy marketing buzzwords and replace it with a professional summary. Think of your professional summary statement as your elevator pitch. How would you describe and summarize the value you add to an organization in two to three sentences? Your summary should focus on the information employers care about most—what you can do for them. Your resume may need to get past an applicant tracking system (ATS) before a recruiter or hiring manager sees it. Consider the job you’re for applying for and use specific keywords from the job posting in your resume.


A Jobvite survey found that 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn as part of their recruiting process. Make it easy for recruiters to find this important piece of your digital footprint by including a customized link to your LinkedIn profile at the top of your resume.


Help your resume stand out by carefully considering what to include and what to exclude. Only include the accomplishments for each position on your resume that best align with the job you’re applying for to boost your resume from bronze to gold status.


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