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The Ultimate Checklist For Digitally Upgrading Your Resume: Nicole Cox to Fast Company

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Decision Toolbox Chief Recruitment Officer Nicole Cox recently shared advice for a winning resume with Fast Company.  In the article, Nicole shares 5 tips for upgrading your resume for the modern age of recruitment.

Excerpt from the article:

We all want a resume that will jump out of the pile into the hands of HR managers. But how do you craft a resume that is tasteful yet aesthetic, impressive, yet not braggy? First and foremost, you need to ditch the conventions of the paper-based version. And that doesn’t just mean loading up on keywords that a company’s screening software will latch onto, either. It’s about turning your resume into a sleek, interactive, and thoroughly digital resource.

Best of all, you don’t need to be a web developer to do that. More and more websites are rolling out online tools for resume creation and formatting, from Google Docs to Etsy. Check out Glassdoor’s list of five of the best online resume tools available right now. Then use this checklist to make sure you’re including the features (some familiar, others not) that will take your upgraded resume to the next level.

1. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Don’t confuse your reader with excessive design details, complicated jargon, or a muddled structure. Focus on the significant and relevant information instead. “Accomplishments are important, but list no more than five under each position,” suggests Nicole Cox, a chief recruitment officer at recruiting firm Decision Toolbox. “In general, you’ll want to choose the most significant accomplishments, but also ensure they are relevant to the opening.”

2. INCLUDE SOFT SKILLS
Let your future employer visualize your place in the office by including a robust description of your soft skills. Include traits like leadership, teamwork, communication, and creativity to emphasize your well-roundedness.

For the other three tips, read the full article here.

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