5 Ways to Revamp Your Resume

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Its a new year and I know many of your are dreaming of a new careers too, which is why we are sharing some of our top tips for revamping your Resume.

Use the right words, for the job you want

Google words associated with the job you want and take note of what keywords pop up regularly in the listings.  You can do this by reviewing job ads for the job you are looking for too.  What words do potential employers use frequently to describe the job and the qualities of the person they are looking for? Once you have your list, use them within your Resume for those employers who skim Resumes as part of the process of working out who they want to take a closer look at and who they dont.

Tell your story & excite the reader

If reading your Resume makes you yawn, imagine what an employer is going to think of it.  Your aim is for your Resume to excite the reader about you.  Use positive, clear and concise language and show the reader rather than just telling them, just as a good writer does.  If you are a highly organised and efficient event planner, give examples, don’t just label yourself as great.   Start your sentences with active verbs and be direct.  Use bullet points where possible.  Your goal is to inspire the reader with your success story.

Edit out the fluff

Most jobs entail a good proportion of mundane and boring tasks that have to be done, but don’t really need to be explained to someone reading your Resume.  After following points 1 & 2, look closely at the information in your Resume to determine if you have unnecessary information in there.  You are looking for information that really doesn’t relate at all to the way you want to present yourself for this job you are applying for. Also keep editing what you do have, to make sure that it is clear and concise.  Employers don’t want to read through pages and pages of information to get to the essence of you and gain an understanding of why you re right for the job.  If it helps think about ‘you’ as a brand and consider the message you want to send very carefully.

Make it look amazing & easy to read

A good looking Resume stands out in a pile of Resumes, so whilst content is important, pay attention to how it looks too.  If you think your Resume’s look and layout could do with a revamp you are in luck. There is a huge amount of inspiration out there to help you (thank you Google), or you can buy a template to make it even easier.  We like Live Career’s Resume Builder for a structured approach to getting your Resume in tip top shape, or head to Etsy to find a template, or custom design, that is right for you.  Always keep in mind the story you want to tell when choosing a style for your Resume (your brand) and remember, even though we work in a creative industry, professionalism is still your best asset.

Prepare for the job you want

You must prepare for the job you want.  Whilst most jobs require skills and knowledge that can be applied to working in weddings and events, nothing beats industry relevant experience and knowledge.  If you feel that there is a gap in your experiences and skills, when it comes to the new career you are wanting to go after, you need to address that.  Employers take notice of things like study and work experience on your Resume, so as part of the process of revamping your resume consider if enrolling in a course, or undertaking some work experience could benefit you and help you show a potential employer how committed you are to your new career path.

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