Resume Makeover

If you have some job experience and you still send your graduate resume to potential employers, you should consider a resume makeover.

Job Experience not education

Your new resume's strong point should be experience rather than education. Job candidates with two to five years of experience should place their job experience first in their resume.

Skills summary not objective

In a graduate resume, you probably started with a career objective. This focused on yourself rather than the employer. Which for a graduate is OK, but an experienced professional seeking a higher income has to concentrate on what he or she can do for the employer. Further Info: Personal Profile / Career Objective

Accomplishments not Responsibilities

If you have included college responsibilities, such as organising events in your resume, it is time to replace those by quantifiable achievements you have achieved from your previous employment.

Professional & Relevant Activities not hobbies

Are your working as a volunteer but in a professional capacity? Have you recently joined the organisation or certified sales man? List them in your resume instead of your hobbies. Include also any further education you are pursuing.

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