Resume Tips - Westphal Staffing

Your Resume Is A Marketing Tool


Since it only takes a handful of seconds to make a first impression, don’t overlook these important tips.
  • An objective is not necessary if you are using the same resume for various positions. If you decide to include it, make it relevant to the position you are applying for.
  • Use plain English. Sometimes big words are not always better.
  • Include dates of employment versus a skills based resume; leaving them off looks suspicious.
  • Do not include marital status, personal interests, health status (even if you are in perfect condition), age, and recreational activities.
  • Two page resumes are acceptable.
  • Unless you have just graduated from high school or college, do not list classes taken.
  • Do go back 10-15 years for your employment history. Beyond that is not necessary.
  • Be specific. A resume should include work experience, education, specific skills, and current volunteer information. It doesn’t need to be a document highlighting every detail of your career.
  • Resumes absolutely need to be free of errors. Proofread even the resumes you have professionally done.
  • Include a cover letter with your resume.
  • Avoid using I.
  • Use action verbs to describe your previous responsibilities.
  • Less is more!
Resume Tips

Westphal Staffing Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.