Resume Tips and Tricks to Get Your Resume to the Top of the List

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March 1, 2023

If you’re looking to take your resume to the next level and land that dream job, think of your resume as a masterpiece painting. Just like a painter would never frame their work with duct tape and wood scraps, you shouldn’t settle for a bland, uninspired resume. Instead, a well-crafted, attention-grabbing resume is like the perfect frame that brings out all of your unique qualities and makes you stand out from the competition.

But let’s be real… Writing a resume can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. So, how do you make yours stand out?

Here are WBCP’s top tips to make your resume a work of art:

  1. Format it like a pro with a consistent font size, a PDF format, and a concise file name.
  2. Tailor it to the job you’re applying for, highlighting the skills and experiences that make you a perfect fit.
  3. Only list positions from the last 10 – 15 years and stick to a three-page limit.
  4. Make it easy on the eyes with bullet points and clear, concise language.
  5. Include stats that show off your accomplishments, such as the total number of staff and budget oversight, if applying for management or executive-level positions.
  6. Don’t include a photo of yourself unless you will be on stage or in front of a camera. You’re promoting your skills, not your appearance.

So, don’t be afraid to show off your masterpiece and stand out among the crowd. Check out the WBCP job board to find your next opportunity.