5 Quick Resume Fixes

October 5, 2017

Career Advice

Resume writing is stressful. And once it’s completed, you may feel like it’s never good enough. That’s not a bad thing! Your resume should be a working document that you constantly update and improve. If you’re thinking of apply to a job today but you have a few minutes for improvements, give these 5 quick tips a try.

  1. Does your resume look too crowded? Remove your address, “references available upon request,” and your objective.
  2. Still need more space? You can change the margins to .5″ at the top and .75″ at the side. But no less than that.
  3. Move your education to the bottom of your resume. You can even remove the year you graduated if you graduated, well, quite a bit ago. The important bit of information is that you have a degree.
  4. Save it as a PDF. It will keep your formatting looking perfect.
  5. Read it s-l-o-w-l-y one more time out loud. Then ask someone else to read it again. It’s so easy to gloss over sneaky little spelling errors.

Image via Jenny Cestnik/Flickr.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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