So your unemployed and looking to revamp your resume? You know you need to stand out among the masses of unemployed people, but how do you do that without making your resume to lengthy? With an estimated 5 qualified candidates applying for every open position in todays competitive job market it can be tricky making a resume that highlights your best attributes without being overkill. Knowing what to cut out of your resume and what to leave in is essential to getting hired. The following 3 tips will help you thin your resume without thinnign your job prospects.
3. Cut out jobs from more than 10 years ago if you have enough relevant experience from the past decade. If you don’t have enough relevant experience within the past decade it is okay to go back 15 years. Going back any further may make your skills seem outdated.
2. Focus on skills that are relevant to the career path you are pursuing. There is no need to put jobs or job skills on your resume if you won’t be using them. If you need to add jobs unrelated to your field of employment to fill time gaps, keep the details of them brief. Only list the employer name, timeframe in which you were employed and any skills relevant to your career path. If no skills were relevant, list just the basics.
1. If jobs you had in the past overlapped get rid of jobs that were short-term. There is no need to list employers you worked for short-term if leaving them off does not leave an employment gap on your resume. Only list short-term jobs if they were an internship or provided clinical experience needed for your current career path. This is particularly necessary if you are just entering the workforce