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  • Hi.

  • It's Linda Rainer of Linda, rainer dot com, career strategist, speaker and coach.

  • And in this video, I'm going to teach you the top 10 resume tips that will help toe lend you more interviews and I daily job offers and watch until the end so that you can get a free copy of my resume cheat sheet.

  • So let's get started with tip number one.

  • Tip number one is all about your profile or summary, and that's the first section on your resume that potential employers will see.

  • So you wanna make sure that it's short and sweet yet informative, and it should only be about 23 bullet points.

  • Max.

  • And it should emphasize your technical background, not your soft skills.

  • So, for example, if you were a designated accountant looking for a new opportunity, you'd probably start your first sentence.

  • Something like this.

  • A designated C p A.

  • With strong financial reporting and planning experience in large public companies within the technology and health care industries, that would be your first bullet point, then your second bullet point within.

  • Emphasize more of the software skills, the technical skills that you have, so you could say something like possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel S, A.

  • P and Oracle.

  • The last two I just mentioned were accounting software systems.

  • So if you don't have that experience in your non accountant than just disregard that, but anything that's software related or maybe languages, anything that's technical that you can point out right at the beginning of your resume would be very important.

  • Let's move on to tip number two.

  • Tip number two is all about mirroring your work experience to the job that you're applying for smearing.

  • Your experience means looking at the job description and asking yourself if you have the same duties, experience qualifications, that the role is asking for you tohave.

  • Now if you don't, then you do wanna ask yourself if this is appropriate for you to be applying for this role at this point in time, maybe you need thio.

  • Keep staying at your current job and try to see if there's any way that you can take on some duties that match up to the ideal job that you want to apply for.

  • Now, if you do already have some of the experience, then you don't really need to worry about this tip, it's just another check that you need to make onto Tip number three.

  • Tip number three is all about highlighting the buzzwords and using them while you're writing your work experience and describing your job descriptions in your resume.

  • You want a first look at the job description in detail.

  • Take a highlighter and start highlighting the exact keywords and buzzwords that the job is asking for, because what you're going to do is then take those same buzz words and keywords and then match them onto your resume, meaning start to formulate your sentences based on what the job description is about.

  • When the hiring manager actually looks at your resume, they can see that there is a clear indication that you are a good match for the role because your experience matches up to the role now moving on to tip number four.

  • Speak in the hiring managers language, not your own, and this is pretty much an extension of tip number three.

  • But what I mean by that is you really want to mimic the words that are used in the job description, because when a potential employer reads your resume, they want Thio read it in a way that it's quick.

  • It's easy, really.

  • They're just skimming it.

  • They're not even reading it.

  • And so they want to make sure that they pick up on the keywords that they require for this job.

  • So if you are able to catch on to those buzzwords and incorporate them in the phrases that you put on your resume for your job experience thin, that's only going to help you.

  • So, for example, if a job description says something like prepare financial statements, then you're gonna put it in your resume and you're gonna say, Prepare financial statements on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

  • So you're just finishing off the sentence and giving it a little bit more detail and tailoring it to your specific background and experience.

  • Tip number five is all about your accomplishments.

  • This is an area that I find is key to really standing out from other candidates in a job search process.

  • And a lot of people don't even bother putting in their accomplishments for whatever reason.

  • So you wanna be different.

  • You want to reflect and actually think about your most recent accomplishments in your current role.

  • Your most recent role and in your previous rolls and an accomplishment is anything where you've saved time, saved money, improved processes, improved profitability, anything that's helped your company or department in some way, shape or form.

  • And ideally, that is quantifiable.

  • I'll get into talking about more accomplishments after this, but make sure you start thinking about what are some of your major accomplishments that you've been recognized for in your roles.

  • Tip number six is an extension of tip number five, and it's about being job specific about your accomplishments.

  • What that means is you shouldn't be listing your accomplishments in one major section on your resume.

  • What that does is it confuses employers and potential hiring managers because they can't tie back the exact accomplishment to the role that you've accomplished them in.

  • That could have been 10 years ago.

  • It could have been five years ago, could have been just yesterday, but they have no idea, because it's not related to the specific jobs that you've had.

  • What I mean by that is you might have your most recent role.

  • You'll have a list of your job duties, and underneath that you put the word accomplishments, and underneath that you'll put your 12 or three accomplishments that you have related to that particular job.

  • So that's gonna make it more easily read by employers and hiring managers.

  • And it gives them a lot more context as to where and when you achieved that accomplishments.

  • Tip number seven is all about quantification.

  • Quantify, quantify, quantify, wherever possible specifically again relating to your accomplishments.

  • If you've been able to save time, save money, improve some sort of process that's resulted in some sort of quantifiable results, then you definitely want to indicate that.

  • So think in terms of dollars.

  • Thinks in terms of percentages, time, hours, days, months, whatever it is that you can indicate that says you went from this much down to this much or this much up to this much, whether it's your profitability or cost that you're talking about when you can quantify, it just makes your accomplishment that much more attractive to potential employers.

  • Tip number eight is all about your dates be transparent and thorough.

  • Ah, lot of candidates I've seen have Onley indicated there years with respect to their job titles.

  • So, for example, if you were a financial analyst between 2013 2016 there Onley, including the 2013 2016 and not including the months.

  • What this does is subconsciously it makes the potential employer or hiring manager think that you're trying to hide something because it's pretty easy for us to hide a gap in our work experience if we haven't included the months.

  • So in order to appear transparent and honest, you really want to include the months.

  • And what that does is if there are gaps that are in your resume, then you just have to be prepared to answer them in the interview.

  • But at least they don't think that you're trying to hide something.

  • Okay, we're almost at the home stretch, so Tip Number nine relates to using bullets and not paragraphs.

  • Writing lengthy tales of your job duties and lumping together your sentences on your resume is not going to get you close to getting an interview.

  • Like I said, hiring managers and employers, they skim your resumes.

  • They do not read them.

  • So what that means is you need to use clear, concise, simple bullet points that are detailed enough and describe your job experience relevant to the role.

  • Okay, finally, on to tip number 10.

  • Does it sound like you're talking to Grandma?

  • If yes, that's a good sign.

  • What I mean by that is you wanna explain your job experience on your resume in a similar way to how you would explain your job if you were talking to your grandmother.

  • And that means keep it simple.

  • You don't want to start going all complicated and start throwing in acronyms all over the place that people don't understand.

  • Instead, if it's a project that you've worked on that you're proud of and you wanna indicated on your resume, then just simply described what the project was about.

  • What did it result in?

  • What did you do?

  • What was your role but don't get into Oh, I worked with thes X number of teams and name all the teams and discuss the titles of the people that you dealt with and discuss the different acronyms for different meanings of the projects that you had to deal with.

  • People just want to get ah, very simple, clear vision of what work you've done.

  • And so therefore you want to make it very clear, concise and simple.

  • So in this video you learned the top 10 resume tips that will help you tow land.

  • More job interviews.

  • But if you want to make sure that you have some clear examples of what it is I talked about today, then feel free to click on the link below and download your copy of my resume cheat sheet.

  • It has all the tips that we discussed today and more.

  • If you like this video, then please hit the like button subscribe, Share it with your friends and I'll see you in the next video.

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