Career Services: Refresh Your Resume

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Refresh Your Resume

Your resume is an essential marketing tool advertising your skills and experience to prospective employers and professional networks. Like any advertisement, keep it brief, to the point and enticing the viewer to want to learn more about you.

Make it no longer than 1 – 2 full pages, highlighting relevant skills, experience and education. Use action verbs and text relevant to the industry and the job you’re targeting. It should be pleasing to the eye, easy to read, with plenty of white space and no large complex blocks of text.

And...your resume will likely to be read first by an Automated Tracking System (ATS), so avoid putting text in headers, footers, tables and text boxes. And if you need a little help, Scottsdale Career Services Coaches offers expertise with resumes, cover letters and other career tools.

Scottsdale Careeer Services

Scottsdale Career Services assists job seekers navigating the evolving and competitive job market with the latest job seeking techniques and strategies.

Learn more about Scottsdale Career Services and Coaching

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