30 Days of Resume Tips: Part 1
Author: Lindsay Mustain
Published: March 1st , 2018
Let’s just get straight to it.

Writing resumes is pretty much one of the worst things you have to do as an adult.

I’ve had the privilege of reviewing more than 100,000 resumes; and if there’s a consistent theme… it’s that no one really knows how to write them

Even professional resume writers may miss the mark, because you need to write it for your audience. Who is your audience? It’s the recruiter, the hiring manager, and you need to beat the ATS system.

My #30daysofresumetips was really powerful and upon request… I’m including Part 1 of this series today on TalentHack. Use these tips to maximize your resume! Let’s get started!

salary talent hack recruiting interviewing negotiation compensation offer why salary history is irrelevant talent paradigm lindsay mustain #asklindsay matthew roe matt roe
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/wp-content/uploads/resumewritingtips.jpg


1.
Make sure you have your contact information on your resume.


2. Your email should be professional and not your work email address 
(hellokitty2@aol.com is not a good idea)


3. Have your LinkedIn profile link in the header on your resume


4. Resume should be limited to 2 pages (95% of the time) 


5. Use font that is sans serifs for the most impact


http://www.prepareforcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/resume_writing_407x295.jpg


6. PDF versions of resumes ensure your formatting is never lost when it goes into the ATS


7. Take off the year you graduated unless it was in the last 2 years


8. Limit experience to 15 years


9. Use jobscan.co and compare your resume to the job description before sending it on


10. Whenever possible, use quantitative measures and metrics to give more impact to your work experience.


https://az505806.vo.msecnd.net/cms/97c892ab-7f1d-4a5a-89ac-0d810ce2e626/f1777e5f-7627-4f33-8fe9-d46060fc5a56-lg.jpg


11. Do not use personal pronouns (I, me, etc)


12. Make sure your resume has white space (margins) and is well spaced


13. Use active verbs to describe your job (managed, organized, led)


14. Add a skills section and use this area to highly specific skills that are job related  


15. Don’t include your photo unless you are an actor, model, or realtor


Stay tuned next week for Part 2 containing the remaining tips from #30daysofresumetips .

Join the Talent Hack Insider List
You will be subscribed for Talent Hack and Talent Paradigm updates.
Your Privacy is Always Protected
About Lindsay Mustain: Lindsay launched Talent Paradigm in 2017 with the goal of leveling the playing field for candidates in the job seeking process. My organization provides coaching, resume writing, branding, and consulting services and products to help improve candidate outcomes.Find her on LinkedIn here.

Most Popular Articles From Talent Hack
Stay Updated about Talent Hack and Grab Your Free Copy of the Best Selling eBook "7 Critical Resume Mistakes to Avoid Here" 
You will be subscribed for Talent Hack and Talent Paradigm updates.
Your Privacy is Always Protected
Articles You Might Be Interested In
Talent Hack was founded by Lindsay Mustain, #asklindsay. I am a recruiter by trade and a humanist by condition. The existential question that drives me is "How can I help you?" Marrying together my expertise in talent acquisition and candidate experience this question becomes "How can I help you find your dream opportunity?"

My vision is to one day help organizations realize the impact of valuing human beings as people and not as pieces of paper. Until that time, I share unapologetic advice and job search strategies that work within the current system. Learn more at: www.talentparadigm.co/services

I help to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers through branding, the candidate experience and journey, along with disruptive talent acquisition strategies. My journey at Amazon led me to becoming their most visible employee by speaking on talent attraction, candidate experience (CandX), and humanizing the talent acquisition process.

I launched Talent Paradigm in 2017 with the goal of leveling the playing field for candidates in the job seeking process. My organization provides coaching, resume writing, branding, and consulting services and products to help improve candidate outcomes.
Talent Paradigm LLC - Copyright 2017 - Terms
Powered By ClickFunnels.com