06.19.15: Rethinking Your Resume

Posted on June 19, 2015

Each week Graham Caulfield, Expert Resume Man, will provide tips for improving your resume. Graham is an expert at helping career transitioners present themselves to their best advantage with potential employers. 
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  • For an older candidate, listing a hobby or interest involving physical exercise on your résumé can sometimes help combat perceived age prejudice.
  • Most employers look for a pattern of upward movement and increased responsibility in your career when reading your résumé.
  • Skills that you acquired as a volunteer – if pertinent to the target position – and listed on your résumé, may increase your chances.
  • The easier your résumé is to read, the more it communicates, making it easier for the reader to form a positive image of you.
  • Using powerful words, matched to the level of the position you are applying for, enhances an employer’s impression of you.

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