Tips to Make Your Resume the Best It Can Be

When it comes to looking for a job, your resume is one of the most important tools you have. It’s one of the best ways to showcase your unique skills and experience to employers, which is the first step to getting the interviews (and job) you want.

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In today’s fast-paced hiring landscape, 80% of resumes are rejected in just 11 seconds*—but you shouldn’t let that intimidate you. There are plenty of ways to optimize your resume so it won’t be overlooked.

Ready to create your resume? Check out our resume training video for our top tips:

Looking for a resume template? We recommend choosing one that best matches your experience and situation:

(Best for most job seekers)

Functional—Education focused
(Best for recent graduates)

Functional—Skills focused
(Best for non-recent graduates who are changing industries)

Is your resume ready to go? Start applying to jobs now.

*Financial Post, September 8, 2015

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