Word 2017 Resume Templates To Land the Job
You can make your document easier on the eyes by presenting your information in a logical order, separating it with clear headers, and using bullet points that keep information concise. Our Word 2017 resume templates are an excellent starting point for anyone who is ready to create a more professional document, and will remain a standard for users of MS Word for the foreseeable future.
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What To Say in Your Resume
Never use this section to list important information such as your date of birth, nationality, or marital status
Avoid using an unprofessional email address but don’t use one from your current job either
Only use credentials if they are relevant to your name and industry
Create a paragraph of up to six lines, using sentence fragments to ensure it all fits if necessary
Use the first sentence to provide your job title and years of experience, the second to mention an accomplishment or relevant hard skill, and the third to provide relevant personality traits
Never write any part of your resume, including this one, in third person
Think of this section as your sales pitch to get the recruiter to continue reading
Provide at least three or four skills but no more than eight, keeping them to a few words each
Only list skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for
Make changes to this section each time you send your resume to ensure it uses keywords and phrases found in the original job ad
Create a list of both hard and soft skills, ordering them according to importance
Begin each bullet point with a strong action word, avoiding boring phrases such as "responsible for"
Include specifics such as management positions or positions of leadership you had at each job
Always provide your dates of employment as well as the company name, its location, and your job title
Use present tense for a job you currently hold and past tense for any previously held job
Do not list high school or GED information unless you did not attend college at all
Include ongoing education you receive, such as on-the-job training or seminars you attend
If you completed coursework in a field at one college and graduated from another, only provide information for the one you graduated from
Provide relevant organizations, internships, and similar information, especially if it is very recent.