Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TUESDAY TIPS: Resume Tips that Will Get You Noticed!

Starting this month, you will be receiving Tuesday Tips to help with Career Transition and Job Search. On Fridays, you will read about Career Successes and receive additional information to guide you in the direction of your own career success. Your input, comments, and ideas along the way are all valued. Thanks in advance for your contributions.

For Tuesday Tips, August and September are going to be all about Resumes - what makes your resume stand out. I chose the topic of resume because the resume is foundational to everything you do in changing jobs. It's the foundation of your unique information that sets you apart.  And, once you have your resume "nailed" you are also that much more prepared for the interviews that you will land. The resume is your marketing material. It's your "resume real estate" of content that sets you apart from anyone else and tells the reader why they will want to contact you. 

So, the tips throughout the next two months will assist you in creating that excellent resume document. And, you may want to consider working with myself or another career coach if you don't know how to get started, how to figure out what sets you apart, or how to implement the tips you will be reading all about. Just keep this in mind as an option as you read the tips for resume writing.

Here's your first resume Tuesday Tip: Use a font style that has a serif. Research tells us that a serif creates an automatic response by the reader's eye to continue on with reading. According to Wikipedia a serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol. You will notice that the title of this blog uses a font without a serif - straight letters with no curve.  The rest of the content of this blog has small lines, curves on the ends of the letters. One recommended serif font is Book Antigua. Of course, the standards,  Times New Roman and Times, also work very well.  Try your resume with and without a serif font and see what you think. Because the research continues to support the use of a serif font, that's what I continue to recommend to my clients.  And, clients have been very successful in getting their resumes "noticed" over the years. Let me know if you have questions. Watch for Friday's Career Corner for Success blog. All the best to you in your career journey this week!

Marianne   408-295-6656

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