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Landing Your Dream Job

When considering the best way to write your resume, there are many things you can do to help you land your dream job. This can include anything from using the correct type of paper to using the correct words and phrases. This article will provide resume tips for landing your dream job.

TIP # 1: Your resume should be neat and tidy without spelling errors.

This is an important resume tip that everyone should adopt. Even though it might seem like common sense, many people still submit resumes containing smudges, dirty fingerprints, or grease stains. Employers have been known to receive resumes containing common spelling mistakes. Even if you are not great at spelling, you should run the spell checker for your word processing program, before submitting your resume.

TIP # 2: The resume should be typed and printed on quality computer paper.

This second resume tip can also help you to land your dream job. The resume should never be handwritten. It must always be typed, even if this means using an old typewriter to accomplish this. Submitting a handwritten resume is very unprofessional. Also, it is a good idea to use quality computer paper to print your resume. Using scented paper or multicolored writing paper with designs is viewed as unprofessional. This will create a bad impression with most employers. This is not the time to pull out your leftover funny, fancy or frilly stationary. Plain paper or understated letterhead is best in this situation.

TIP # 3: Construct a draft resume first.

It is a good idea to first review what qualifications the employer is looking for exactly, and then construct your resume to illustrate this. For example, if the employer would like to hire someone with extensive marketing experience, your resume should highlight your previous employment in which marketing was one of your responsibilities.

TIP # 4: Ask a friend's opinion

After you have written your draft resume, it is a good idea to ask a friend or associate's opinion. You should ask a person who has experience writing resumes and hiring people, or one who has been successful at getting hired themselves to review and critique your resume and cover letter. Accept their constructive criticism and adjust your documents accordingly. This step could help you immensely since your reviewers will see what the employer would be seeing while you still have time to make improvements.

Follow these brief, but important tips and you will be closer to landing your dream job.

About the author:

Dr. J.E. Burke, President, J.E. Burke Professional Writing Service is an educator and entrepreneur involved in various business enterprises through Burke Publications. Please visit http://writer.burkepublications,com for additional information.


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