Freshen up your Resume for the New Year

Freshen up your Resume for the New YearThe New Year is among us! With many accomplishments behind you in 2022 and upcoming opportunities in 2023, you may want to update your resume. Maybe you have secured a new position in the past year or are looking for a new job. Regardless of the scenario, it’s vital to put your best foot forward regarding your resume since this is the first display employers will see. The technicalities of creating an impressive resume can be scary, so here are some simple tips to help make yours stand out.

Use keywords and action verbs:

Including keywords in your resume is one of the most important aspects of making yours seen by employers since the applicant tracking system (ATS) uses these to automatically filter through hundreds of applications to the job you are applying for. You can find the best keywords for the jobs you apply to in the job listing and use them in combination with action verbs to strengthen your resume. Examples of action verbs that catch an employer’s eye are “developed” and “mentored.”

Make your achievements quantifiable:

Use specific terms when describing your achievements. For example, if you helped clients with personal budgeting in a job, you could say, “developed budgets with clients ranging from $300-1000 in order to purchase products.”

 Formatting is key:

  • Keep your resume to one page
  • Set your margins to 1” on every side
  • Stick to one professional font and put it to 12 point
  • Keep spacing even. You can use small spacing to optimize your page
  • Use bullet points for readability
  • Upload your resume as a PDF

Showcase your online presence:

The online world is constantly expanding, so include your Linkedin and other relevant platforms that display your talent at the top of your resume.

Book your space at Venture X in Addison if you’re looking for a comfortable workspace to freshen up your resume and complete other office tasks. Located across from the Galleria Mall, Venture X is a beautifully designed workspace that includes private offices, meeting rooms, a food market, and more.

The Addison Treehouse is another great workspace that will offer the space and resources you need to update your resume.

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