If you’re like most people, you hear the word “resume” and let out an exhausted groan. I totally get it—resumes can be a pain.
Condensing all of your skills and professional experience into a document that’s incredibly scannable and easy to read—without 0.2 margins and size 6 font? Well, let’s just say it’s a challenge.
However, the key is to not get overwhelmed by your document. How? Well, try getting everything out on paper, and then work on polishing it up. That’s much easier than trying to make each line perfect right from the start.
Are you already to the polishing step? Great—the hardest part is over! So, here are five quick things you can do to improve your resume right now.
1. Remove Irrelevant Information
Since you spent your time essentially dumping all of your information onto those pages, it’s time to weed through and get rid of all of that stuff that truly doesn’t matter. Ideally, you’d like your resume to be one page—meaning you don’t have extra real estate to waste on pointless and irrelevant information.