Whether you’re an active job seeker or haven’t even started looking for a job yet, it’s never a bad time to give your resume an update. Here are 10 tips and ideas to keep in mind when updating your resume.

  1. Make sure your resume is visually appealing and easy to read. Use clear headings, bullet points, and a consistent font size and style.
  2. Keep your resume to one or two pages in length.
  3. Make sure your resume is tailored to the specific job you are applying for. Use keywords from the job description in your resume.
  4. Highlight your most relevant skills and experiences.
  5. Use action verbs to describe your responsibilities and achievements.
  6. Consider including a summary section at the top of your resume to summarize your key skills and experiences.
  7. Be honest and accurate in your resume. Do not include false or exaggerated information.
  8. Proofread your resume carefully to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes.
  9. Consider getting a second opinion from a friend or career counselor. They may be able to spot mistakes or suggest improvements that you missed.
  10. Use metrics to quantify your achievements. For example, instead of saying “Increased sales at the store,” say “Increased sales at the store by 25% over six months.”