Let us help you get your résumé done right. If one thing hasn’t changed over the years, it’s the power of an appealing résumé to rise to the top. Here are some fail-safe tips for helping you look good on paper:
- Relevance rules. In today’s tough job market, a blanket approach won’t do. Candidates truly interested in a job will take time to include skills and experience that align with the specific job description.
- It’s not a novel. Out of necessity, busy managers tend to scan résumés in a couple of seconds. Short, bulleted sentences that highlight career accomplishments are the résumé reader’s best friend.
- Spell-check and then some. Grammatical errors and typos on a résumé will cause hiring managers to question the applicant’s attention to detail. Spell-check software isn’t foolproof. Candidates should print a hard copy and give it an eagle-eye review before submitting.
- Bold means business. When used sparingly, a bold font makes the most pertinent details of a résumé stand out. "Sparingly" is the key word here.
- Make it screen-friendly. Nowadays, many job applications are initially submitted online, so résumés should be formatted to look good on a computer screen. For job seekers wanting to spruce up their résumés, several templates are available for free on the Web.
- Look good on paper. While most hiring managers will review your résumé online, they still expect a hard copy at the interview. FedEx Office can help you get a professional result.
- Upgrade your résumé’s paper. To truly make an impression, don’t resign yourself to basic printer paper. Premium paper will help get you noticed.
- Print multiple résumé copies. Print and ship your résumé any time, from anywhere. You can even save your résumé for easy re-ordering.
- Create a professional-looking cover letter. A great-looking résumé needs an equally great-looking cover letter. Create a cover letter on letterhead that’s corner-office ready.