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5 Secrets to Writing a Powerful Resume

1. Allow Your Resume to Address Critical Keywords

Writing a powerful resume that gets results requires skill. Write your resume so that it’s keyword-oriented. A skills summary — located at the top page of your resume and loaded with the keywords an employer will most likely look for — can quickly tell an employer that your resume is worth reading.

Remember, employers quite often get numerous resumes for each posted position, and they don’t have time to read a resume from beginning to end. A keyword-oriented resume can get you noticed when it counts.

2. Write an Objective That Can Get You an Interview

If your resume objective is uninspiring, it’s likely to do more harm than good. Here’s an example of an inspirational objective: “Seeking an entry-level position in information technology where I can effectively utilize my expertise in developing and implementing successful business technology solutions.”

3. Tailor Your Resume to Meet an Employer’s Needs

Your job is to tailor your resume to meet the employer’s needs. Don’t feel every job you’ve ever had needs to be included. Provide an honest account and list only the positions and responsibilities that relate to the job you’re applying for.

4. Spruce up Your Job Experience

Even though you may have worked jobs in industries that were unrelated, it’s highly possible to draw and combine those experiences if having managed or trained people.

5. Make Your Accomplishments and Capabilities Stand Out

Highlight skills that support a specific job requirement and provide solid examples that illustrate your training and skills are an excellent match.

Education can be a crucial first step for advancing one’s life, and we’re reminded of an anonymous truth, “A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” After stretching the mind through education, the next step for many is to find the right career fit.

Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, provides degree programs that allow you to earn your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in a variety of popular career fields.

Contact us today and learn more about the benefits of continued education.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

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