What makes a good resume?

As Canada’s leading esthetic and wellness niche recruitment partner we see a lot of #resumes … some good and some … well let’s say not so good! 🙈

Your resume is usually your first introduction to a hiring manager, so you want to make sure that it pops and puts your best foot forward.

So, what makes a good resume? Here are some of our tips:

👍Put yourself in the shoes of the hiring manager, reviewing resumes is not their only job so the first thing is making it concise – you can expand on your experience when you get the interview. Don’t send war and peace about your experience and expect someone to have the time to read it.

👍How long do they say it takes to make an impression on someone? … 7 seconds, the same principle applies to your resume which bring us onto our next point.

👍You read from the top right? So, make sure your opening statement explains concisely why you are perfect for this role. You do this right, and you get their attention.

👍Once you have their attention keep your previous experience relevant and summarize don’t go into too much depth (remember concise!) unless its required.

👍Keep your resume as short as possible – ideally 1 to 2 pages. As we’ve said above keep it concise, summarize previous experience and if you’ve been in the industry a long time keep your previous experience to say the last 10 years – think does a hiring manager need to know what I did 20 years ago … technology, protocols etc. move on … keep it relevant.

👍Do you have a generic CV you send to everybody? Stop! A simple step to set yourself apart from the majority is to ditch the generic and switch to specific. Customize your resume to suit the role for which you are applying.

Remember a good resume should read like a good elevator pitch.

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