How to Write a Résumé Hiring Managers Will Actually Read

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What’s the issue here?

Don’t create your own résumé format.

Start out with your contact information.

What to leave out.

Add your most relevant content first.

Make sure that your bullet points reflect achievements, not duties.

Skip the skills section.

Don’t include subjective traits in your résumé.

Include personal projects.

Include other relevant experience.

Include an interests/hobbies section if you have space. Skip it if you don’t.

Don’t list conferences/groups unless you presented or had a leadership role.

Limit your résumé to 1 or 2 pages.

Proofread your résumé 10 times.

Review your résumé before the interview.

Include a personalized, custom cover letter for jobs you care about.

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