Follow These 10 Steps Before Sending Your Résumé

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Follow These 10 Steps Before You Send Your Résumé

    Follow These 10 Steps Before You Send Your Résumé

    So you think you've written a winning résumé for a hot job opening? Well, don't press "send" before putting your résumé through the following checklist.

You get only one opportunity to make a good first impression. When applying for a job opening, you often make that initial impression with your résumé. While you may think you have put together a great résumé—with a long list of impressive-sounding, tech-related accomplishments—a potential hiring manager may think otherwise. To provide guidance, Glassdoor has come up with the following checklist of must-do items before you send anything. Some tips speak to the need for format consistency and proofreading. Others address the importance of clear, focused writing. (Memo to IT candidates: Go easy on the tech jargon). In addition, the recommendations underscore the critical need for honesty, as a tiny "white lie" can grow into something more consequential: If an employer or recruiter checks out a detail and it turns out to be false, they may drop you from consideration for the job. The following list is adapted from the Glassdoor article "10 Things You Need to Check Before Submitting Your Résumé."

This article was originally published on 2017-05-31
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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