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Resume Tips for Biloxi and Gulfport

As you're reading this on a site relating to Gulfport and Biloxi jobs, you probably already have a resume written. Before you start handing it out to employers, however, take some time to really revise and re-write it. They say that writing is actually a process of re-writing; make sure you have the best resume you can have by following the tips listed below.

1. Have someone else proofread your resume. Any piece of writing you’re producing, whether it is an essay, article, or a resume will always benefit from another pair of eyes taking a look at it. Try as we might, we just can’t pick up on every slip up in our writing. Getting a second or even third opinion can help immensely.

2. Tailor each resume specifically for the job you are applying for. Having just one generalized resume for every job application might reduce the amount of time you spend writing and editing, but it could reduce your chances of landing that interview. Each job application should have its own resume (and cover letter as well) that specifically addresses why you would be a good fit for that particular position.

3. Not all work experience is relevant or required. This one goes hand-in-hand with the second tip. For example, if you are applying for a job at a retail outlet, your resume should list any work experience you had relating to retail; there’s no need to include that time you worked at a movie theater or a café.

4. Use the right keywords. Many companies now use digital databases for candidate searching, meaning that HR departments run search queries with certain keywords to find what they are looking for. Job descriptions and job ads are the best sources to find out which words suit your resume and make you show up on the company’s radar.

By Kyle Wise

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