Do you need to draft a resume or revise an existing one? If so, take a look at some of our tips to create a document that most accurately highlights your skills and accomplishments.
Your resume should fit onto one page.
Most employers don't have the time to read a lengthy document when searching for job candidates. Try to make your resume as concise as possible and pertinent to the job you're applying for. Doing this creates a more reader-friendly version that puts your strongest qualifications on display.
List your accomplishments.
Prospective employers want to know about your performance at previous jobs. If numbers can back this up, then list them. If your specific duties helped you impact the company in a positive way, then list them. Whatever you decide to include, show the ways you helped contribute to a company’s growth and success.
According to a recent study by StandOutCV, a whopping 55% of people admit to having lied at least once on their resume (Martin 2022). Instances include an outright lie or simply embellishing the truth. Either way, lying on your resume is considered fraud and may be punishable by law. And chances are, your employer will find out.
Martin, E. (2022, December 20). Over 55% of people admit to lying on their resume at least once—Here are the 8 most common lies. Cnbc.com. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/20/most-common-resume-lies.html