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Job Interview Tips (Part 14): How To Format A Resume

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Today we’re going to give you some quick tips on how to format a resume. That’s coming up.

Hi guys, I’m Kim with Snagajob, your number one source for hourly jobs and welcome to our weekly show.

I know I don’t have to tell you this, but resumes are important. They are one of the first impressions you give to employers so you want to make sure yours stands out for the right reasons. But, where should you start?

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about resumes.

How long should my resume be?

Keep your resume between 1-2 pages. You dont’ want to overwhelm the employer and you should be able to fit everything on a couple pages.

Should I have an objective statement?

They are not necessary. Objective statements are a little outdated, kind of lame and hard to keep up with. THe objective is to get a job right? Instead of an objective statement, think about adding a skills section at the top of your resume to highlight your strengths.

What about my references?

You shouldn’t include your references on your actual resume. But, you should have them available to the employer. Create another document with your resumes listed.

Is my email address important?

I cannot tell you just how important your email address is. I recommend creating a professional email address with just your first and last name. This way you won’t risk coming across as inappropriate and you’ll have all your job search emails in one place.

What’s the biggest resume mistake?

Employers tell us that typos on resumes is the biggest mistake they see. This is an automatic red flag and can make it look like you may be careless on the job like you are with your resume. Have a friend or family member look over your resume to see what you’ve missed. I do this and can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed something major.

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12 Comments

  1. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    i told my intervierw i'm broke biatch hire me….lol it worked

  2. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    i got a question do u give ur resume the same time u turn application or give at the job interview?

  3. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    Hey soo im not sure how to actually show my resume how do I attach it to my applications? 

  4. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    Thanks

  5. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    I'm going to follow up on an application soon and I haven't sent in a resume. Would it be acceptable to bring the resume when I go to follow up or should I email it before hand? Also, I will note that this job does not require experience. (And I have very little of it)

  6. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    how do you format a cover letter?

  7. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    i just created my first resume and it was kind of unorthodox. I went with my own format and it was kind of a cover letter and resume all in one but i kept it short and sweet and I was called just 2 days after submitting it and my interview was today. I watched all your videos and applied your tips and the interview looked kind of surprised and glad i had a question for her, I dont think many people ask anything because theyre afraid but you should really do it. Oh and take a copy of your resume with you, they didnt have one and out of all the people that were there i was the only one with a resume hopefully i left a good impression. i was talking to girl next to me and she applied in august and i applied 4 days ago does this mean anything? thank you for the great videos and sorry for my bad english

  8. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    If I haven' t worked in over 10 years and I want to apply for a job that I am interested in. What do I need to put in cover letter? 

  9. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    How do I know what to put on a resume and what I shouldn't put on a resume? Some of my friends and family say I could put my High School stuff, like for example if I was a president, Vice President, and Secretary for a club or my GPA, or even my hobbies? Would it all have to be like a list? 

  10. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    Is it a bad thing to be overqualified for a position? I read about this topic before.

  11. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    Is being active on Social Media a plus for job selection ? And do recruiters actually check them for background verifying ?

  12. January 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    These videos are very helpful thanks.

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