So, here are a few resume refreshing tips to get you started...
- Formatting - this still matters as we bring resumes to interviews and pdf the document to send to companies. Try updating the font as a start. Many of our clients are still stuck in Times New Roman. Calibri gives a resume a quick and easy modernization. Another check on formatting is to be sure each section and sub section is consistent including: dates are aligned with each other, titles are formatted in the same way, and bullet points are in alignment.
- Content - focus on accomplishments. Most people have all the tasks that they're responsible for already on their resume. What are the top 3 accomplishments you're most proud of in that position? Articulate it and include numbers to help quantify the scope.
- Copy edits - typos are a big no no. Your resume represents you as a professional. Typos and grammar mistakes will signal to a recruiter that you are not serious about the position or as a professional. A good way to check for typos and other grammatical mistakes is to read each line of your resume start with the last line - helps to mix up that revision fatigue.