6 Main Rules for Building a Resume

Targeting resume content is a key strategy to write a perfect resume. To remind you, targeting means customizing resume's bullet points and skills to the job position and rearranging resume's sections to bring the most relevant experience to the top.

Here are the main rules that will help you write the best resume:

  1. Target your accomplishments to a job description. Adjust your results in every single resume for a particular job position. This is a key targeting rule.

  2. Put your strongest targeted accomplishments (remember: accomplishments, not duties) towards the top.

  3. To target your best career achievements to different job positions, analyze and scan particular job description and pick up important keywords (the most important keyword is put on the headline of the job ad).

  4. Use not only targeted keywords but common keywords too. Such words as time, clients, and budget show that you are a professional who speaks business language.

  5. Start all your statements with an action word. This is a classical advertisement strategy which helps to stress key points.

  6. Use numbers to support your statements. In business, numbers often speak louder than words because they bring a certainty.

This is a list of the most fundamental and proven rules to craft a content in your resume. You will learn more about them later in the next Wozber Guidebook articles.

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