How to write a resume that stands out

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It’s a tough world out there when you are on the job search, but here are a couple helpful tips to ensure that your resume stands out and gets noticed in the huge stack of resumes employers have to sift through. I know from personal experience as a retail store manager that boring resumes get tossed to the side when time is short and lots of candidates are vying for the same job. Make sure yours makes an impression.

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:

  • A computer
  • A printer
  • Thick, professional resume paper.
  • A good amount of time working to make sure you get it just right.

Instructions

  1. Step 1

    The first thing that helps a resume stand out is the paper you use. Don’t just go for your standard copy paper. It is too thin and just blends in with the rest. Splurge a little and buy the thicker resume paper. It is more textured so it appeals to the interviewers sense of touch, and also comes in a darker, more tan shade, which catches the eye.

  2. Step 2

    Pick a readable font. Don’t get too fancy with the font. A resume should be easy to read and get straight to the point. Make sure you vary the size and boldness to make headlines stand out.

  3. Step 3

    Keep your resume down to one page only. Anything more than that is too long and doesn’t keep the interviewers attention. You can really do this. Just don’t get too wordy in job descriptions and skills. You don’t need to state the obvious.

Tips & Warnings

  • There a lot of websites you can check out to help you with format. Don’t be afraid to use these.
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