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Keys to Creating a Great Resume

Jason Nazar is CEO & Co-founder of Docstoc (docstoc.com). In this video he shares some keys to creating a great resume.

  1. Headlines, headlines, headlines
  2. Match your resume to each position you apply for
  3. Keep it under 2 pages
  4. Be creative to make it visually stand out

Transcription

What's the perfect resume? There are couple of components its gotta have. First is the 3 things that your hiring manager will look out in your resume above all else is your past job experience, your titles at past companies, and your educational experience. So, make sure those 3 things are clearly identifiable and easy and accessible in your resume.

Number 2, match those bullet points in your resume of your past achievements and responsibilities specifically up with all the job desciption, specifics for your new job. And, for every item that's listed in the job description, make sure that there's a matching achievement or responsibility as one of your past roles.

Next, make sure your resume is never more than 2 pages long. I don't care what you've accomplished in your life. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates could get their resumes on 2 pages.

And, finally have an interesting and professional and different visual format. So, you wanna make sure that when you turn in the resume to somebody, visually it stands out and that may mean, you know, putting some information on the right column side or having been a really professional format but don't just use those basic templates that everybody sees. Have something unique and differentiate so people know that the visual representation of your resume expresses that you're gonna put time, effort, and energy into everything you do going forward.

If you follow those recommendations for how to put that to your resume, you're always gonna give yourself a chance to have that 1 or 2 sheets of paper help you stand out amongst the crowd.