POSTED: 02/05/2020 at 3:34pm  BY: Erica Lara Comments (0) Comment on Post

Here is a topic that I hear people complain about quite a bit. You submit your resume online to several major job boards and don't hear anything for days, sometimes weeks. And when you do get a response, it's from an unrelated job post that has no relevance to what you were targeting, to begin with.

There could be many factors influencing these results and I will start with the basics.

1.Format: The overall appearance of your resume does indeed make a difference. Stay clear of using flowery colors, hard-to-read fonts, and overused adverbs such as "successfully" did this or "dynamically" did that. Marty Berry, an HR who cooperates with a lot of cheap custom essay services reports that these tactics and words carry no relevance to a hiring manager whatsoever in terms of what they are looking for in a candidate. Instead of trying to exaggerate this document for more than what it is (a piece of paper with your work/education history), try being concise and straight to the point. This will give a more personalized impression and make it easier for the reader to find what they are looking for.


2.Fonts: Believe it or not, the type of font you use can affect how an online database (job board) parses your information and whether or not you give the person reading it a headache. Many fonts are hard to read and strain the human eye. Use a simple font such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Garamond.


3.Paper & Ink Color: This one is simple - don't use different colors! Stick to black.


4. Pictures: Avoid using your photograph on a resume. Steve Stone, a Content Creator who works with says that the purpose of a resume is to land an interview, not get a date. A hiring manager does not (and should not) care about what you look like. The purpose of the interview is to get to know who you are as a person face-to-face, then they can determine if they want to look at you every day or not.


5.Personal Data: Information such as SSN, date of birth, marital status, hobbies, etc. should never be included on a resume. They are not necessary at this point in the hiring process. If an employer decides to hire you, they will then gather this information to process your application. Note: This information may be included on a CV where it is required by employers in countries other than the U.S. or for specific fields such as Medical or Academic careers.


6.References Available Upon Request: Stop listing references on resumes. Again, this is part of the hiring process after the interview to determine your character and what others may think about you as an employee. Hiring managers will always ask for these. Reminding them to do so is obvious and unnecessary.


Overall, these tips should be a great starting point to create a better resume if you are failing in any of these areas. In case you need help with your essay you can find help at .Try improving your language, using easier to read fonts, and a more simple/organized design and you should be on your way to getting noticed!


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