8 New Resume Editing Tips That Will Land You A Job

Your resume is what speaks for you in the hands of the human resource managers. If you do not write it well it will have a negative impact on your job hunting project. It is amazing what a well-written and nicely presented resume can do for your job search. Before you conclude on sending out your resume, follow this resume editing checklist to ensure you are sending out an excellent quality representation of yourself.

3/31/2018

Your resume is what speaks for you in the hands of the human resource managers. If you do not write it well it will have a negative impact on your job hunting project. It is amazing what a well-written and nicely presented resume can do for your job search. Before you conclude on sending out your resume, follow this resume editing checklist to ensure you are sending out an excellent quality representation of yourself.

#1. Capitalization
Use a manual such as the Gregg Reference Manual if you do not know capitalization rules.

#2. Grammar, spelling, punctuation
Use the grammar and spell check function, then print it out and read the document word for word. Spell checker doesn’t know that you meant "manager" when you actually typed "manger."

#3. Punctuation
Check for proper use of commas and semicolons. Again, if you are unsure, refer to the Gregg Reference Manual.

#4. Run-on sentences
Check to make sure you do not have run-ons that are hard to read.

#5. Consistency
You must be consistent with your number usage (dates, money, numbers), plurals, and abbreviations. For example, do not list one date as 8/2018 and then list another date as 3/24/2018. Also, be aware of listing software consistently (abbreviation use). MS Word and Microsoft Outlook are both correct, but not consistent.

#6. Education section
When you have a degree, list only the year that you obtained your degree. When you list your dates, (i.e.: 8/2014 to 1/2018) many resume-scanning systems will not recognize that you obtained a degree, only that you attended college for a period of time.

#7. Ampersands
Ampersands (&) do not belong on a resume. There are a few exceptions. One exception is a well-known company name (AT&T). Another exception is well-known industry terms (P&L).

#8. Hyperlinks
All email and web addresses that you list need to be deactivated in your resume. To do this in MS Word, highlight the link, go to the "Insert" drop down menu, scroll down to and click "Hyperlink", and on the lower left-hand side of this screen there should be a little button that says "Remove link", when you find it, give it a little click and voila! Alternatively, you can highlight the link, right click on it, and scroll down to "remove link" to deactivate the link.
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