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Upgrade Your Résumé With These Tips

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In order to get your dream job, you have to send out a résumé. Think of it as a profile that managers will look at, and will be the basis on whether or not you get hired.

We’ve all seen numerous ways on the “correct” way to create your résumé. But as you gain more experience and skills, it's tricky to know which information to add in, and which to leave out.

So, if you want to give your résumé a good upgrade, keep scrolling down for our tips and tricks to creating an up-to-date and polished CV!


Update your photo

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If you’ve already been working for a few years, your résumé’s photo shouldn’t be your college graduation picture anymore. Try taking ones where you’re wearing professional attire with a clean makeup look, and your hair away from your face so that hiring managers can get a good look at your gorgeous face!

Make use of bullets

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The best way to get a hiring manager’s attention is with concise words. Save your detailed job stories for your interview and only put what matters most in your résumé!

Change your format

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Just like your photo, you should also change up your résumé’s format every now and then. Polish it, delete a few things, add something else, and more. You can even make a creative, infographic-esque résumé to really catch the reader’s attention!

Be a grammar Nazi

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When it comes to your résumé, proofreading is extremely important. A clean and polished CV, with correct grammar and spelling, can show that you have an attention to detail, a skill most employers love and value.

Tailor your resume

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A résumé is not a “one size fits all” kind of thing. If you’re applying for a marketing job, you don’t need to put the part-time barista job you had in college anymore. The same goes if you’re applying for a job in engineering, your résumé doesn’t have to look like an artistic painting.


Do you have any more tips on how to upgrade and update a résumé? Share them with us in the comments below!