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  • Resume Pro Tip #1 (ATS Optimization)
    April 24, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    ATS Optimization: An ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is a software program that small to large companies use to track, organize, and most importantly, prioritize applicants for a specific job.

  • Resume Pro Tip #2 (Metrics)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Metrics: Metrics are a performance measurement. An example would could be “achieved 110% of sales goals for 8 months straight.”

  • Resume Pro Tip #3 (remove objective)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Discard the Objective Section:

  • Resume Pro Tip #4 (References)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    References: Most people simply write “references available upon request” on their resume.

  • Resume Pro Tip #5 (Experience)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Experience: No more than 15 years of experience. We all had crummy jobs in high school and in college.

  • Resume Pro Tip #6 (Keep it to two)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    No longer than two pages: Remember that HR managers/ Directors are extremely busy people and may only have one or two hours a day to review a stack of resumes.

  • Resume Pro Tip #7 (relevant education only)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Relevant Education Only: If you have a bachelor’s degree, master’s, or Ph.D., include it in your education section.

  • Resume Pro Tip #8 (test your might)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    If your job requires certifications or skills that can be objectively tested, include proof of certification and/or test results with your resume.

  • Resume Pro Tip #9 (Mind The Gap)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Mind the Gap: Any gaps in your resume’s career history need to be explained.

  • Resume Pro Tip #10 (past jobs in past tense)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Watch your tenses: If the job you are describing was in the past, make sure you write about it in the past tense.

  • Resume Pro Tip #11 (Soft Skills)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Soft Skills: Soft skills are not “attention to detail” or “ great multitasker.” Those terms have become cliché and mean essentially nothing.

  • Resume Pro Tip #12 (reverse Chrono)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    The best resumes are always written in reverse chronological order. That is, your most recent position is at the top followed by your previous postion, and so on.

  • Resume Pro Tip #13 (avoid connecting the dots)
    August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Avoid Connecting The Dots: This is called a Skills based resume and is a formatting choice that requires way too much imagination and attention from a potential Hiring manager.