Many of you have probably wondered, “What should I put on my resume?” Below, we’re sharing a few DLS resume tips for looking the best you can on paper.
1. Tailor your resume to the job
I know it can be daunting to try and change your resume for every position you apply for, but focusing on the skills they are asking for is very important. One way to do this is to put all of your experience, both volunteer and official, on your resume. Make two sections, “Relevant Experience” and “Other Experience”, to make it easier to place the most important stuff at the top. “Other Experience” does not need job-specific details, but be as detailed as possible in “Relevant Experience”.
2. Add a “Key Skills” section at the top of your resume
Use this section to list the skills you possess that the job requires. Keywords stick out to recruiters; we look at hundreds of resumes a day, and standing out is very important.
3. Neatly format your resume
Use bullet points, short sentences, and a clean, easy-to-read format. If you are unsure, use a template from the internet; there are plenty to choose from.
4. Resumes are no longer than two pages
If you have more than fifteen years of experience, a curriculum vitae is a better option than a resume. If you have less than fifteen years of experience, you should be using a resume, and it should be no more than two pages. If you do not think your resume does your experience justice, write a one-page cover letter detailing what you will bring to the job.
We hope you found these resume tips helpful. Now, get to those applications!