Applying for a job these days is quite competitive. If your résumé isn’t up to today’s standards then don’t expect a phone call to book an interview. Most people don’t understand the importance of writing a correct and visually appealing résumé using very little white space. What is “white space”? White space is the space on your document that has no text. Why is it important to have little white space? Because it won’t pass a scan in the résumé review process. Often résumés are put through a scanner. Does your resume have what it takes to pass the scan test?
Companies don’t just sift through résumés, they actually read about each interested candidate once it has passed the scanning process. It could prove to be the difference between the right and wrong career choice!
Follow these few simple tips regarding your résumé and watch the right offers pour in.
- Hire a professional
- Be clear and concise
- Do NOT use an objective!
- Start with your hard skills and then list your soft skills
- Always attach a cover letter
- Avoid the use of white space
- Be sure to check for spelling errors
- Your résumé should be no longer than two pages (unless applying to executive position)
- Always include dates for past employment
- Know a bit about the business you are applying to
White space on a résumé affects it readability – so it is crucial to tailor your résumé in order to get the right amount of text and white space on it. The key to a successful résumé is to achieve a perfect balance of white space and text. You will need to choose a correct margin size, format, font and spacing. The right font, margins, space and format will give you the most successful results once you know how much information you want to include. Typically, a résumé can be up to four pages; however, most commonly, two pages.
For more information about writing a résumé that gets the attention is deserves, contact – Melanie Vollick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Vollick, BA/ERS, Honours, Trent University (Principal Owner & Founder of Write Way Communications)
Business Phone: 705-422-2075
Write Way Communications helps you get heard, the FIRST time!