Top 5 tips for writing a resume- Candidates with 2- 5 years of experience
Here are our top 5 tips for writing a resume if you have 2-5 years of experience:
- Watch your version of MS Word. When using an older resume document and adding new experience to an older resume, make sure that the format is saved in the most current version of MS Word. Otherwise, the formatting and font may not come through correctly when opened by a hiring manager.
- Employers look for job stability. Employers look for candidates with more stable work histories. Unless there is a unique circumstance, employers look for candidates who spend 2-3 years per position, before leaving their present employer.
- Ensure that your objective matches your career path. After you have been working for some time, employers expect you to pick a career path and generally match the path of the job that you are applying for.
- De-emphasize your college experience. If you have a degree, move the section to the bottom of your resume. Also, college extracurricular activities aren’t as important now that you have more experience in the workforce.
- Proofread. As candidate move up in experience level, employers have high expectations for grammar and spelling. Be especially careful with usage issues that are not corrected by spellcheck on MS Word. “There, their, and they’re” are on the top of the list for grammatical errors on a resume according to careerrealism.com.