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Resume Writing 101: A Simple Guide for Job Seekers


Looking for a job? Your resume is your ticket to interviews. It's like a handshake with potential employers. At Harmonious Hiring, we're experts in crafting resumes that get noticed. Here's a simple guide to help you create a standout resume.



1. Keep It Short


Your resume should be a highlight reel, not a novel. Stick to the last 10 to 15 years of your work history. If you've been in the workforce for a while, find ways to make your resume sleek and up-to-date.


2. Be Unique


Don't just copy a template. Make your resume your own. Show off your unique skills and experiences. If you've had lots of different jobs, focus on the ones that matter for the job you want.


3. Make It Relevant


Every resume you send out should be tailored to the job you're applying for. Highlight the skills and experiences that make you a great fit for that specific role.


4. Use Numbers


Numbers speak louder than words. Use them to show what you've achieved in your past roles. This gives employers a clear picture of what you can do.


5. Give a Snapshot


Start your resume with a brief summary of your skills and qualifications. This is your "career snapshot". It's a chance to show off your best assets right at the start.


6. Use the Right Words


If a company uses software to scan resumes, make sure yours gets noticed. Use keywords from the job posting in your resume.


7. Show Off Your Achievements


Employers want to know what you've achieved, not just what you've done. Give examples of your accomplishments in your past roles.


8. Choose Strong Words


Use action words like "achieved," "designed," "improved," and "established" to describe what you've done. This makes your resume more engaging and shows you're confident in your abilities.


9. Include Your Social Media


If you have professional social media profiles, include them on your resume. But only do this if they're relevant to the job you're applying for.



10. Check for Mistakes


Finally, check your resume for mistakes. Look for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. A clean, polished resume shows you're professional and detail-oriented.


Creating a standout resume isn't easy, but it's worth the effort. Follow these tips to create a resume that gets you noticed. And remember, at Harmonious Hiring, we're here to help you every step of the way.

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