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Jan 25, 2018

New Year, New Job Checklist

This is a great time to review your professional and personal goals. If your New Year’s resolution is to secure your next career move, then this is the checklist for you!

It is time to revamp your resume to ensure that it is not only up to date but makes the best first impression.

Here is Stellar’s resume overhaul checklist:

Update your achievements

List your work achievements by the most recent.

Utilise powerful action words

Action verbs not only complement your experience and accomplishments but can also make your resume stand out amongst others with the same qualifications, experience and skills set.

Consistency is key

If you have any online professional profiles, such as LinkedIn, ensure that your professional brand is up to date.

Professional contact details 

You would be surprised how many people leave their contact details out or refer to unprofessional e-mail addresses. Don’t spend time on an impressive resume and then let it down by an unprofessional e-mail address.  

Final checks

At times it is the simplest mistakes that can leave you out of the job race, so double check and then check again! Spelling and grammar mistakes are avoidable. Once you are happy with your resume, ask a peer or mentor to review and critique your resume.

If you need any help with improving your resume don’t hesitate to contact our recruitment consultants who will be able to help you with creating a winning resume.

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Author: Nicole Picone