Hired! Improve That Resume



When it comes to landing that perfect job, your resume is critical.

FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone reports in this week’s “Hired!”:

Getting you Hired! Resume do’s and don’t’s. I’m Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network.

The average job posting leads to 250 resumes. So yours really has to stand out from the pile.

Tom Gimbel, CEO of the staffing agency LaSalle Network says one surefire way to sabotage your chances is to have a goofy-sounding email address.

(Gimbel) “People are using their personal fun, cute emails. And they need to get one that’s professional. First name, last name, at a standard domain. Make it simple, make it easy.”

Another common resume mistake, says Gimbel… Using abbreviations to save space.

(Gimbel) “Don’t abbreviate, use real words, let’s be adults here.”

Here’s what you should have on your resume…

(Gimbel) “What your computer skills are, what you’ve actually accomplished, certain projects you took on, software packages that you’re a master at.”

And if you’re a recent college grad, your education, put it up high.

(Gimbel) “When you get over that 10 year period, you may want to put it at the bottom, but advertise it. If you have a degree, especially a masters, put it up front.”

For more resume do’s and don’t’s go to casoneexchange.com.

I’m Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network for FOX News Radio.

Follow Cheryl on Twitter: @cherylcasone

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