Think carefully about the job to which you are applying. You may feel a pull to a modern or creative
design, but it may not fit the company to which you’re applying. You want your resume template to
highlight your skills, not distract. With so many options, you have room to be as selective as you want.
Our templates help you organize your skills and experience, but you know which important keywords to
include in order to stand out. Be sure to use action verbs to describe your experience and use industry
keywords when describing your skills and qualifications.
Our templates are built with an ATS in mind, so each section is very important. Check out samples or
ask a friend or colleague (more on that in a bit!) if you can’t think of anything to include. You don’t
get much space, so think about all of your skills, qualifications, and experience and make sure you take
advantage of every part of your resume to highlight how qualified a candidate you are.
The only thing worse than a blank section on a resume is a lie. Lying is a surefire way to burn
professional bridges, so keep your resume honest. If you’re lacking experience necessary for a role,
think of ways you can spin your qualifications. Don’t know how to use a specific software program?
Saying something such as “Proven ability to adapt to new software” spins without lying.
Did we mention our premium editing features are free? Take advantage! Your resume should highlight your
skills and qualifications exactly the way you want. Move sections around, change fonts or make any edits
necessary to create the resume that will help you land your dream job.
When recruiters and hiring managers look at resumes, they often give it a quicker scan than most
applicants would like. Make sure they see only what’s important by including only what’s important.
You don’t want the one takeaway from your resume to be a summer job from five years ago that’s
completely unrelated to your current career path.
Even though you can quickly create a resume using one of our templates, the reality is that when you
really want a job, you spend a lot of time working on your resume to make it perfect. Sometimes you
can be too focused and miss some important information that you should include. Other times you gloss
over some obvious mistakes. Asking a trusted colleague or a friend to look at your resume can be a great
way to catch those things that would have escaped you.
Before you click submit, double and triple check that you’ve caught all the spelling and grammar errors
in your resume. Our templates set you up for success, but a tiny typo can be a massive red flag to
potential employers. At the same time, sending in a completely clean resume can demonstrate your
attention to detail—a great skill for any job.