The importance of your resume cannot be understated. It is the one thing that will get you an interview, and that interview is the one thing that will get you a job. Today, however, we will not be looking at just any resumes. We will be focusing on resumes intended for entry level positions. This means that if you are just starting out in life or are looking for a career change, this list is for you.
The problem for many entry level positions is that you typically don’t have any experience. So how do you go about approaching this in a world where experience is everything? Well, that is where we come in. Today we are going to take a closer look at things you can do to make your resume stand out. There will be do’s and don’ts. There will be tips and hints. But if you follow all of this advice, it just might give you the edge that you need in order to beat out all of your job competition! These are 25 Entry Level Resume Tips To Help You Land That Job!
Use correct punctuation
Since you don’t have much (any) work experience, employers are going to have to filter you somehow. This is one of those ways.
Don't use cute email addresses
If your email has the word “princess” in it, you can expect to have a hard time finding jobs. Get a professional sounding email address.
Use logical formatting
This is a bit of an art form, but as we have already established, you need to make yourself appealing in ways that don’t include job experience. There are templates you can find online for examples; you can also enlist the help of a friend, family member, or teacher.
Keep it short
You’re just one resume out of many. The simpler it is, the more likely it’s going to get read. Besides, what are you going to put on there anyway?
Note: This applies mainly to the US. Filler content is not looked upon favorably. It may sound harsh, but nobody cares that you were the president of the horse riding club in high school.
Spell things correctly
Something like spelling might seem like a silly thing to worry about, but it does matter. Remember that you are one applicant among many. Any edge big or small can help you.