Resume Round-Up (Part 12): The Ultimate Resume Guide — A Recap of Insights From 2018

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Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer, so it has to be outstanding. As a top temp agency in Las Vegas, the experts at PrideStaff Las Vegas see a high volume of resumes — some good and some not so great.

In an effort to help you put your best self forward, we’ve shared resume tips every month in 2018. Here’s a look at the ground we covered this past year.

Resume Recap: 11 Insights From 2018

Effectively Showcase Your Skills

Highlight your abilities by sharing specific examples, quantifying results and tailoring the content to fit the job at hand.

Write a Killer Objective Statement

Give your resume a strong start by focusing on the company, being specific and getting to the point.

Properly List Work-Related Awards and Honors

Put your accolades on display by creating a separate section, carefully choosing which ones to highlight and only sharing relevant details.

Choose All-Star References

When creating a reference list, include only professional contacts, seek out supportive individuals and don’t go back too far in the past.

Ask Someone Else to Proofread

Get at least one other set of eyes to proofread your resume, because you’re not a professional writer, you’re too close to the content and any errors will likely cost you the job.

Showcase Collegiate Accomplishments the Right Way

Highlight your school work by creating a separate section, including only relevant achievements, offering specific details and knowing their shelf life.

Make a Lasting First Impression

Tailor your resume to perfection by incorporating keywords, emphasizing relevant skills and displaying your cultural fit.

Make Continuous Updates

Even if you’re not looking, it’s wise to constantly update your resume to improve content quality, ensure you’re always prepared for an unexpected career shake up and market your expertise through extracurricular activities.

Give Honest Feedback

If a friend asks you to review their resume, highlight the good parts, offer specific ways to improve and don’t make your feedback personal.

Properly List Transferable Skills

When working to change careers, emphasize your transferable skills by using a non-traditional resume format, focus on abilities most relevant to the job and include specific examples.

Proofread Like an Expert

Plenty of online tools are available to help you create a perfectly polished resume. Some of these include proofreaders by Grammarly, and Slick Write.

Get Your Dream Job in 2019

If you’re not fully satisfied with your current job, there’s no time like the present to start seeking new opportunities. PrideStaff Las Vegas is here to guide your search for a fulfilling temporary, temp-to-hire or direct hire position that makes you excited to go to work. Contact us today to get started!

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