As a new season begins, you might be considering a different career path or moving up the corporate ladder. If this is the case, when was the last time you dusted off your resume? If you can’t even remember when you glanced at yours, it is likely time for a refresh, or a redo.  

Today, we want to discuss some ways you can spring clean your resume and ensure that you put your best foot (and resume!) forward. 

  1. Update your information: If you have any changes to your contact details, you want to ensure that this is updated. Ensure the proper phone number, email address, LinkedIn profile, etc., is included on your resume. The last thing you want is for a potential employer to not be able to reach you because your information was incorrect. 
  2. Include recent accomplishments: If it has been over a year since you last updated your resume, you have likely garnered valuable expertise over that time. Include recent achievements, certifications, awards, or recognitions you’ve received. Quantify those accomplishments so you can clearly demonstrate your impact. 
  3. Update your work experience: Update and revise the jobs included on your resume and include descriptions of your responsibilities and achievements. Focus on showcasing the skills and experiences that relate most to your goals and current desired job role or position.  
  4. Consider formatting: Resumes continue to change and evolve at a rapid pace! It is imperative that your resume reflects you and your skills and is presented in a way that appeals to both Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and the human eye. Ensure your resume is formatted appropriately- avoid columns and graphics and consider the type of font.  
  5. Ensure it is ATS friendly: It is key to dig deep into a job description so that you not only highlight the necessary skills and experiences relevant to the job requirements but also for the ATS software. Using keywords from the job description (as well as less obvious ones) will help optimize your resume, increasing your odds of getting through to the next stage. 
  6. Work with a professional: To maximize your resume’s impact, invest in enlisting a professional resume writing service, such as Resumes with Results. We understand the intricacies of resumes, and our vast experience of over 30 years, extends to our valued clients. We will work with you to create a resume tailored to your goals, expertise and abilities. Resume formatting from keywords to ATS, and everything in between, our skills-based resumes will help set you apart from the competition by showcasing you in the best light possible. 

Your resume is your first impression. Many people don’t realize the time and effort that goes into writing a well-crafted resume; it takes time, research, and attention to detail.  

Therefore, it is key that it showcases you as an expert in your field. If you are embarking on a career journey this spring, we would love to help you succeed. Contact our team today, and let’s get started.