It’s all in the Details

You wrote your resume, you checked it, and you think you’re ready to send it. Great! But did you pay attention to these small, and often overlooked, details?

Do yourself a favor and review it once more, this time paying attention to the following details.

  • Make sure that you didn’t abbreviate anything in your resume. It’s easy to get in the habit of abbreviating things while taking notes, but remember that your resume is a professional document that will speak on your behalf.
  • Is your resume’s formatting consistent? If you italicized your position title in one job, you’ll want to make sure that all the others are also italicized. If you made the name of one of your employers bold, make sure that they are all bold. Consistency in your resume’s formatting is important; it will make your resume flow easily as it will be easier on the recruiter’s eyes.
  • When it comes to the descriptions for your previous positions, make sure that you wrote them using the past tense. You should only be using the present tense when describing your current job.

These are smaller details that are often over-looked, and that only people who truly pay attention to detail will notice. That’s why, if you want your resume to stand out, it’s important to pay attention to them as well. Let the details speak for themselves…

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