20 Tips for Entry-Level Resumes that Rock: Part II (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

Here are tips #6-10 for crafting an excellent, entry-level resume:

6. Proofread.  Proofread.  Proofread.  Hiring persons are looking for a reason to trash your resume.  Don’t be removed from consideration due to a typo or grammatical error.

7. Ask for help.  Get several of your friends, professors, and/or professional contacts to look at your resume, and tell them they only have 10-15 seconds to look at it and to give you their impressions.  (That’s the maximum amount of time a hiring person will take to scan it.)  Then, after they give you their initial feedback, they can analyze your resume line-by-line for additional suggestions. 

8. Use a professional email address, such as johndavidson@gmail.com, when listing your contact information.   An email address like sexyterpschick234@gmail.com or catlover1989@aol.com is NOT acceptable. 

9. Include a link to your LinkedIn.com profile along with your contact information.  We’ll discuss how to maximize LinkedIn.com in a future series of posts. 

10. Tighten it up.  Avoid “run-on” lines in which you have only 1-2 words on a 2nd line.  It looks sloppy. 

Tips #11-15 will come out tomorrow!

-Pete Leibman

College Speaker and President of Idealize Enterprises




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