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5 ways to reboot your résumé this fall

5 ways to reboot your résumé this fall

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Recruiters favour a résumé tailored for the specific job you’re seeking. They are put off by generic documents that look like they’ve been sent out time and again.

Despite this fact, most candidates don’t bother to customize their résumés. That’s quite shocking in light of the fact that most job seekers typically apply for upward of 100 to 200 jobs.


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The Right Length

When it comes to length, one size does not fit all.

It used to be that the classic one-page résumé was a must. But today you’ll want to think again about what length your résumé should be. You have choices depending on how far along you are in your career.


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The Basic Ingredients Of A Resume

If you’re wondering what must be included on your résumé, fret no more. The gold standard consists of five must-have sections.

  • Personal Information: 99% of résumés
  • Education: 99% of résumés
  • Work Experience: 97% of résumés
  • Résumé Summary or Objective: 95% of résumés
  • Skills: 95% of résumés

It’s important that your résumé presents a full picture of your skills and shows how they align with the requirements of the job you’re seeking.


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Share Your Skills

It’s important that your résumé presents a full picture of your skills and shows how they align with the requirements of the job you’re seeking.

Soft skills are key in the workplace of the future and provide a crucial advantage, even in technical jobs. The areas most frequently noted and the proportion of résumés mentioning them: communications (14%), customer service (9%), project management (7%), time management (6%), and leadership (5%).

It’s also important to note any certifications you’ve achieved.


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A Well-Rounded Profile

Today’s world is undergoing rapid change in technology, the environment, management structures, and the very shape of the workplace. Employers are looking for people who have a creative side and a life outside of work.

Reading, blogging, traveling, music, and sports are the most common hobbies listed. But don’t just list the topic—show how your hobby is relevant to your candidacy. For example, if you’re applying for a job in finance, you might put down some of the relevant books you’re reading.


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