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Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume

Division BGSF, Resumes
September 13, 2022

Recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds reviewing a resume before determining whether to learn more about a candidate (TheLadders.com). Although this can vary among employers, it is best to keep in mind you have a limited amount of time to make an impression.  

Below are 10 ways that you can make your resume stand out and get HIRED! 

1. Add a mission statement or professional summary at the top of your resume. 

2. Review the job description and identify your three most impactful skills. 

 3. Use key terms from the job description, should the employer use an ATS (applicant tracking system). 

4. Format your resume to highlight your qualifications in an organized manner.  

5. Prioritize your skills and expertise at the top of your resume.  

6. Choose an F-pattern or Z-pattern layout, with job titles supported by lists of accomplishments. 

7. Select a simple font such as Arial, Courier, or Times New Roman. 

8. Remove complex formatting for web or text resumes to optimize functionality in an ATS. 

9. Use short declarative statements to highlight your accomplishments and contributions to your previous employers. 

10. Limit your resume to one to two pages at the most.  

Now that your resume is ready, head over to BGSF.com to search our Professional and Real Estate opportunities. We are hiring nationwide and would love an opportunity to help take your career to the next level.  


Sources: Indeed.com/intrvu.or/LinkedIn.com/TheLadders.com