If it doesn’t apply to the job for which you are applying for, don’t add it
... if you are mid-career/more experienced, it can be longer than 1 page.
Don't be redundant, check your grammar & make sure it's consistent, & keep your formatting simple. Keep your name/address as your header for all page(s) in case they lose one if they've printed it out. Education does not need to be first, especially if it's not relevant to the job you're applying to unless they've specifically asked for some sort of degree.
I think I’v leaned the most in this field being a business owner. You really want to make sure you tailor it to fit the business you are applying to. I hate when I get a resume that looks like they could be applying for an accountant office (I own a flower shop) Also, make sure you answer this: how will You be helping the company. I know it’s simple but often resumes just say “great costumer service” Instead, See what the company’s goals would be for you and show tangible numbers of similar attributions in your resume. For example if you are looking to work at Banana Republic put down: Surpassed sales goals 3 quarters in a row. Lastly, this might only be a possibility in your cover letter or interview but show Passion! The most important attribute I look for is some one what gives a damn and not some one who just wants a paycheck. If they can communicate that to me, I am willing to overlook a lot (lack of experience etc.) A good book to read is: How to Make Friends and Influence People.
Make sure it’s succinct and only 1 page
Don’t be afraid to list soft skills. You don’t have to stick to the traditional chronological resume if you don’t have recent experience relevant to the jobs you are applying for—google “functional resume”. Use action words to start off your bullet points/description of duties. Highlight what you added to your past positions. Good luck—you’ve got this!!!
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