One New Year’s resolution to consider is to update your resume. Whether you are in job-search mode or have been with a job for a while, it is always good to be prepared. The job market is constantly changing and people sometimes lose jobs that they had considered solid.
I recommend checking out the Ragan article 10 Words or Phrases That Shouldn’t be on Your Résumé. I like that the author mentioned the importance of not simply listing the word experienced. “Although you may have many years working in a certain field, don’t sell yourself short by using a word as vague and general as “experienced.” Get specific. Make a note of how long you’ve worked in a certain industry, how many clients you’ve had, what your sales were, and how much you increased profitability. Employers want to see results, not fluff.”
I have had to review many resumes that were sloppy, complicated, and just difficult to decipher. Due to a wealth of information on the Internet, there is no excuse for having a poor resume.
I recommend checking out some of the following links:
It is also simple to create a resume within a Word document. To find templates, go to the file dropdown menu and pick new. In the search bar, type in the word: resume. This will bring up a list of free templates that can be easily modified.