- One or two pages at the most
- White paper or very clear colour and good quality, without any décor.
- Typed form, avoid writing your resume by hand, except for a company that asks for it
- Do not include the letter’s date in your resume
- You have to transmit clarity and professionalism visually
- Use action verbs in your resume
- Avoid using too many decorative resources like fitting, colours or very expanded paragraphs.
- Be honest in the content, positive and sell the best things about you when you write a resume
- Write well and have the spelling checked before sending your resume.
- Use different synonyms to avoid both repetitions and the image of limited lexicon richness
- Structure the resume based on what you consider to be your strong points for that position: abilities and achievements first, or experience in several similar positions.
- Always stress how you have solved problems, your abilities, your contribution to the improvements obtained in your work and your company.
- Do no include a resume cover
- Do not write a title (we already know that it’s a RESUME or CV)
- Do not speak of economic objectives in your resume.
- Do not write in the resume the reasons for change or not working
- Photograph: only if requested.
- Use general vocabulary, not technical, colloquial words or slang, which cannot be understood.
- References: not to be annexed to the resume . It is not a book where bibliography is added.
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