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How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”

How to Respond to “Walk Me Through Your Resume”

At the beginning of a job interview, the hiring manager will typically start the meeting off with an introductory or ice breaker question. This question usually is some iteration of, “Tell me a little more about yourself.” However, some interviewers may also begin an interview by saying, “Can you walk me through your resume?” So, what’s the difference in this interview question, and what are hiring managers looking for in your response?

What the interviewer is looking for

When an interviewer asks you to walk them through your resume, they are looking for a brief overview of your work history. Essentially, this is your elevator pitch of who you are and highlights what you bring to the table. This question is your chance to connect the dots between your experience, skill sets, and qualifications to paint a picture of your candidacy to the hiring team. In other words, it’s kind of like audibly going through the same details you would share in a cover letter but with a human element since you have the platform to present it face-to-face in your meeting.

Tailor your answer

So, now you know why interviews ask you to walk them through your resume, how do you formulate your answer? Well, just like your resume, you must tailor your response here to fit the role you are interviewing for. The things you touch on must be relevant for the position you are meeting about. If you don’t have certain qualifications that are imperative for this position, this is your opportunity to elaborate on your transferrable skills. If you are well into your career, there is no need to go over every position you’ve had. Don’t go beyond 10 – 15 years. This overview is supposed to be short and sweet, like an elevator pitch.

Current, past, future

So, before you launch into your answer, you have to ensure you have the proper framework. It’s best to kick off our answer with your current position and skillsets. This position is where you should focus your energy because it will likely relate to the job you are interviewing for. Next, touch on your past roles. Briefly give a high-level overview of your duties, responsibilities, and projects as they relate to this new position. Finally, wrap your answer up by discussing the future. This is where you explain your career goals and why this position is an excellent fit for you. Using this format will help you deliver a concise yet effective response to “walk me through your resume.”

Practice makes perfect

The hiring manager asking you to walk through your resume is a common interview opener, and thus, you must practice your response. Yes, you should tailor your answer for each position, but your first impression will be lackluster if you don’t have your response pinned down. Practice rehearsing your response out loud to help you sound confident during your interview. If you are not ready to answer this question, you will likely start to ramble, and your response will be more incoherent. This response sets the tone for the rest of your interview, so you must have it ironed out to receive that job offer!

Want more interview advice?

The next time an interviewer asks you to, “Walk me through your resume,” you will be ready to answer this question confidently and effectively. If you are interested in more interview advice, take a look at our blog! We have hundreds of helpful articles with tips, tricks, and examples to help you nail your interview. Good luck!

How to Combat Ageism During the Pandemic

How to Combat Ageism During the Pandemic

Recently, conversations around ageism have surfaced as we continue to learn how the pandemic affects generations differently. The last year-and-a-half has been challenging for most workers as we all navigate this unforeseen job market. Some people are thriving while working remotely, while others are anxious to get back to the office. And others are taking a different approach. According to The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, more than 2 million people retired than what was expected (from March 2020-2021). Although some of these early retirements were voluntary, many were due to older workers struggling to find new opportunities.

In fact, 63% of unemployed people aged 45 or older have been out of work for longer than a year. That’s compared with 52% of job seekers ages 35 to 44 and 36% of those ages 18 to 34. So, what can you do to combat ageism during the pandemic? Here are a few tips to help you secure a new job during these challenging times and overcome age-related stereotypes.

Overcoming ageism stereotypes and perceptions

Every generation has certain stereotypes; however, Baby Boomers, roughly aged 57-75 years old, have two bitter (and often inaccurate) stereotypes.

  • Older workers are technologically inept
  • They are unwilling to learn and won’t get along well with younger workers

Of course, these are just stereotypes and don’t apply to most older workers. However, you can leverage your application materials to help combat these ageism stereotypes.

Beef up your resume

If you are an older job seeker, you can overcome these stereotypes by beefing up your resume. First of all, you can add a skills section to your resume to showcase all the technologies you know how to use. In the pandemic-era job market, employers are placing a significant emphasis on technologies that we embraced while working from home. Also, if you have any certifications that prove your knowledge of particular technologies or tools, make sure you add those to your resume, too. If you don’t have any certifications, there are plenty of inexpensive or free courses you can take online to beef up your resume.

Make yourself more discoverable

Secondly, it’s essential to make yourself more discoverable online so hiring professionals can easily find you. The best platform to accomplish this is LinkedIn! Job seekers in younger generations have the advantage of learning about new roles because they are more likely to be active on LinkedIn. Sure, most of you have a LinkedIn profile, but that’s not good enough. If you just make one and let it sit there, you cannot expect recruiters to find you and reach out to you about potential opportunities. Just like your resume, you have to regularly update your profile to reflect your latest skills, experiences, and certifications.

Additionally, LinkedIn has some great features to help you let recruiters know you are open to new opportunities. Turning on LinkedIn’s “open to work” feature will trigger that you are open to learning about new jobs and encourage hiring professionals to reach out to you.

If you want to take your LinkedIn to the next level, here’s how to craft a perfect LinkedIn summary to snag a new job.

Partner with a recruiter

If you feel that you are struggling to combat ageism during the pandemic, try reaching out to a recruiter. Recruiters can be your job search’s best weapon. We take the time to understand your background and skills to match you with opportunities that fit your career goals. If you are interested in learning more about how a professional recruiting firm can take your job search to the next level, reach out to us today! At JSG, we work hard, we work together, and we work for you.

Recipe For A Resume That Will Land You A Job

Recipe For A Resume That Will Land You A Job

When it comes to cooking up an effective resume, there are a few essential ingredients. Individually, they tell a broken and murky history of your past. But put them together and you’ll craft a complete story of your relevant qualifications. Follow this recipe for a resume that will land you a job.

Ingredients

3 cups employment history (diced into what’s most relevant)

1 cup education

5-10 related skills

A Handful of keywords from the job description

Top with contact information and professional links to taste

Directions

  1. Start by preheating a blank document with a simple layout, sans-serif font and, clear headings. We love these free resources for resume templates:
  1. Next, add in your employment history. It’s important to note that you don’t have to include ALL of your past jobs.
  2. Dice it up into the 3 or 4 most relevant positions to the job to which you are applying.
  3. Fold in your education. No need to include high school information; stick to college and above. When it comes to details, less is more! List your school, major, and dates of attendance. Skip GPA and relevant coursework unless you’re applying for an internship.
  4. Once your background is fully prepped, sprinkle in a handful of keywords from the job description. Of course, only include keywords that apply to you. Adding relevant keywords will help push your resume through ATS and screening recruiters.
  5. Last, top with contact information and any relevant professional links. We recommend leaving your address off, so only include your name, phone number, and email address. Professional links could include your portfolio, LinkedIn profile, or virtual resume.
  6. Let your resume bake for at least 10 minutes, then come back to proofread. We recommend utilizing a service like Grammarly to check for any spelling or grammatical errors.

An optional (but recommended) additional step is to send your completed resume to a trusted confidant for editing. This could be a mentor, ex-coworker, parent, or friend. Just be sure to emphasize that you are looking for honest feedback! Ensuring it’s free of embarrassing grammatical errors is the perfect last step of cooking a recipe for a resume.

A recipe for success

There you have it, a perfect recipe for a resume that will land you a job! If you are looking for more resume advice, check out our blog. We have hundreds of helpful tips, tricks, and advice to help make your job search a success!

4 Basic Job Search Mistakes To Fix Immediately

4 Basic Job Search Mistakes To Fix Immediately

Searching for a new job can be overwhelming, especially if you have been on the hunt for a while. If you are one of the millions of people gaining confidence in your career prospects and you’re ready to make a move, it’s time to brush off those cobwebs. Here are four job search mistakes you must fix immediately to secure your next job opportunity.

Your LinkedIn profile is MIA

Did you know that 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary recruiting tool? With over 6 million jobs currently available in the United States, and over 180 million users, LinkedIn has a plethora to offer. Even if you are not a “social media person,” LinkedIn is a must-have job searching tool! You can create job search alerts, connect with hiring managers, and filter job search results to find the exact opportunity you are looking for.

If you are not on LinkedIn, how do you expect hiring managers to find you? Sometimes the best opportunities are the ones you don’t even have to look for.

Furthermore, you must update and optimize your LinkedIn to make the most of this powerful tool. Update all your work experience, add your skills and certifications, and craft an eye-catching summary. If you want to attract hiring managers, you must get your LinkedIn up to date before starting your search.

Your resume and application materials are stale

Secondly, if you’re applying for jobs with stale application materials, you’re guilty of one of the biggest job search mistakes. Spend some time tailoring your resumetweaking your cover letter, and refreshing your references. Even if you are working in the same position since you last updated your materials, it’s essential to include your most relevant and newest qualifications. So, take an evening to add your quarantine skills, latest accomplishments, or projects, and ensure your references are accurate and ready to vouch for your candidacy.

You aren’t showing off your personality

Your experiences and your qualifications are vital when searching for a new job. However, if you fail to inject your personality into your candidacy and application materials, you likely won’t get far in the hiring process. Hiring managers are looking for more than just your skills; most hiring professionals want to see a glimpse of your personality. Of course, you have an opportunity to do that during an interview. But if you can give hiring managers an idea of who you are outside of work before your interview, it may help you get over the hump. You can easily do this by sharing your hobbies on your resume or having a little fun with your LinkedIn profile.

Thank you notes are lackluster (or non-existence)

Are you one of the 13% of job seekers that never send thank-you notes after your interviews? If so, this is one of the biggest job search mistakes you can make. Sending a brief thank-you note is an effective way to showcase your gratitude, reiterate how excited you are about the position, and remind the interviewers how well you align with the role. If you do send thank-you notes, make sure you are making the most out of them to really leave a strong impression.

Here are some thank-you note best practices to help you seal the deal after your next job interview.

Looking to avoid more job search mistakes?

So, if you are ready to make a career move, avoid these four job search mistakes. If you are interested in reviewing more advice to take your search to the next level, take a look at our blog! We have tons of helpful job search, interviewing, and resume advice to help you stand out from the competition. Or, if you are ready to get started, review our jobs here! We have hundreds of exciting opportunities across North America.

How To Job Search While Currently Employed

How To Job Search While Currently Employed

As the economy recovers, employees are leaving their current positions in droves. Throughout the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, many clung to less-than-ideal jobs for the sake of stability. Now, they are ready to take the next step in their career! If you find yourself in this position, you may be wondering how to do this successfully in a market that is still full of unknowns. Don’t worry; we’re breaking down all our best tips to job search while currently employed so you can land that next position. 

Be Respectful of Your Current Employer 

One of the most important things to keep in mind as you search for a new job is to be respectful to your current position. Don’t spend time at work looking for new jobs or working on your application materials. When the time comes for interviews, try to schedule before or after work if you can. If that’s not possible, be sure to block that time off on your calendar as an appointment. There is no need to disclose more information, but you do need to be transparent about your time away. 

Worker Smarter, Not Harder 

As you job search while still fulfilling your current position’s duties, your time will be limited. This is why it is essential to work smarter, not harder! First, sign up for job alerts that match your expertise on sites like IndeedLinkedIn, and Johnson Service Group. Then, spend a few evenings or a weekend getting your job materials updated. You will still need to customize your resume and cover letter for each position, but having good solid templates will save you a lot of time in the long run. 

Know Your Must-Haves 

Time is of the essence during a job search, which is why you must utilize it to your advantage. You don’t want to waste your time pursuing jobs that won’t be the right fit. So, before you jump into a job search while currently employed, make a list of your must-haves. These should be non-negotiable items that you will not sacrifice in your next position. Think of things like remote work options, flexible schedules, matching 401k, and opportunities for advancement. It’s nice to distinguish these from the “nice-to-have” perks that you’re willing to forfeit.

It’s part of your career journey

Despite what societal expectations may say, it is okay to search for a new job while you’re employed. In fact, it’s an essential part of designing your career to be exactly the way you want it. However, these guidelines will help you do it the right way! If you’re interested in more job search and interview tips, take the time to explore our candidate resources.

How to Format Your Professional References

How to Format Your Professional References

If you are one of the many employed job seekers looking for greener pastures, it’s time to formulate a list of references. Your list must comprise of professional references that can eloquently speak to your credentials and qualifications for the job. It’s crucial to have this document prepared, so you don’t have to scramble to gather your contacts when a hiring manager requests them. If you are getting ready to create or review your professional references, here is why hiring managers ask for them and some tips on how to format them correctly.

Why do employers request professional references?

A hiring manager will ask you to provide a list of references at some point in the job application process. Typically, it’s towards the end of the hiring process, but some companies may ask for your references as you fill out your application. They want to hear from your peers, colleagues, or former managers to gauge how well you can perform the essential job duties. Also, your references serve as a guide to see how well you fit as a team player and co-worker. Your resume can provide insight into your capabilities, but your contacts can shed light on you as an employee.

What to include on your professional reference list

When submitting your professional references, we always recommend having them in a separate document. Listing your references on your resume can be distracting from all of your excellent qualifications and skillsets, and they take up valuable space.

When preparing your list of references, here is what you should include:

  • Include your name and contact details at the top of the page
  • Have three to four references (or however many the employer specifies)
  • Each reference should include their full name, job title, the company’s name and address, and their contact details
  • A brief sentence or two on your professional relationship

Professional reference example

Here is an example of how to properly format your professional references:

Jane Doe

Recruiting Manager

ABC Company

Chicago, IL 65432

(123) 456-7891 | jdoe@abccompany.com

Jane was my recruiting supervisor with my previous employer.

Now, all you have to do is repeat this process for your other references, and you will be in good shape!

Always ask for permission

Before you ever submit your list of references, you must ask each of them for permission. Most people would be happy to provide a recommendation for you to move onto another opportunity. However, the last thing you want to do is catch one of your references off guard. Even if they have given their permission in the past, it’s crucial to ask them before submitting again. Giving them a heads up will help each of your references be on the lookout for a phone call or an email to provide a recommendation. Plus, reaching out to each one allows you to double-check that you still have their current contact details to ensure there are no hiccups when your prospective employer begins to reach out to them.

Selecting the right references

Choosing the proper references for the job is just as important as formatting your list. Unfortunately, you cannot submit the same list over and over again. Just like your resume, you must tailor your references for the job at hand. You want to select people that will bolster your candidacy by elaborating on your skill sets, relevant projects, and qualifications. You never want to choose a colleague or former boss that cannot attest to your skills that are relevant to this job opportunity.

Need more job search advice?

So, here are a few easy tips to effectively format your professional references. If you are looking for more job search or interviewing advice, look at our candidate resources! We have an extensive collection of valuable tips, tricks, and guides to help you successfully navigate through your job search. Good luck, and happy hunting!

How To Inject Your Personality Into Your Job Search

How To Inject Your Personality Into Your Job Search

When you are applying for a job, you must stand out amongst the rest of the applicants. But how? The best way to make a great impression is to let your personality shine in multiple ways throughout the hiring process. Here are four spots perfectly primed for you to inject your personality into your job search!

On Your Resume 

Showing a bit of personality on your resume can be tricky, but it is possible! (Keep in mind, this is all relative to your industry. If you’re in a more stiff professional sector such as banking, you might want to skip this one!) If you’re in a creative field, try showing a subtle and tasteful color into your headings or try out a more artistic layout. One of our favorite ways to highlight who you are is to showcase some of your passion projects or relevant hobbies. We find that often, your hobbies can benefit your professional life in a variety of ways!

In Your Cover Letter

If you’re required to submit a cover letter, it’s a great space to show a bit of your personality naturally. You can use the introduction to kick it off with a bang to grab the hiring manager’s attention right away. Then, in the meat of your cover letter, let your personality shine by highlighting some of your favorite projects and recounting your relevant work history. Finally, leave a lasting impression with a confident conclusion.

Throughout Your LinkedIn Profile 

With how accessible social media is these days, LinkedIn should be an active part of your job search strategy. Furthermore, it’s the perfect spot to give the hiring manager a glimpse into who you are. You have more creative freedom to inject your personality into your job search on LinkedIn than you do with any other step in the process. From your cover photo to your summary to your activity feed, you can show off your best professional self. Brush up on some of our best LinkedIn tips here.

Inject Your Personality During Your Interview 

Last but certainly not least, the interview. Chances are, you’ll have numerous opportunities to highlight your personality throughout an interview. Keep in mind that when an employer is hiring, they don’t just want a skillset; they also want you! Don’t be afraid to discuss how you got where you are today, inspirations, passions, and more. And if they ask you what your hobbies are or what you like to do for fun? Have a couple of go-to answers that extend beyond “watching Netflix and hanging out with friends.” Share something unique and insightful that will help you stand out from other applicants.

So, those are four easy ways you can inject your personality into your job search. Are you interested in more job search advice? Explore our candidate resources here!

The Reason You’re Not Getting Interviews (That Has Nothing To Do With Your Resume)

The Reason You’re Not Getting Interviews (That Has Nothing To Do With Your Resume)

We are in a very interesting market currently. As companies ramp back up to pre-pandemic productivity, they are hiring like crazy. Likewise, candidates are finally feeling stable enough to look for new positions. This has created a fascinating whirlwind of hiring, making desirable jobs very competitive. If you’re one of the candidates dipping your toe in the job market waters, you’ve probably got your game face on. Your resume is refreshed and perfected, you’ve practiced your interviewing skills, and you know your worth when it comes to accepting an offer. While all of that is great, there could be one thing keeping you from getting interviews and landing the next step in your career: timeliness. Today we’re breaking down the benefits of getting your application in as soon as possible.

Why You Should Apply ASAP

In a competitive job market, recruiters receive hundreds, maybe even thousands, of job applications for one job. Unfortunately, they simply do not have time to comb through every single resume they receive. If they are especially motivated to fill a critical need, they will start scheduling interviews as they receive qualified resumes. This means that the sooner you apply, the more likely you will receive an invitation to interview. Keep in mind that this is especially true at large companies or for particularly competitive positions.

Additionally, a quick application shows that you are ready to work. It can indicate that this is a company you are particularly motivated to work at, or that the job matches your qualifications well, or even just that you really want the position!

How To Be One Of The First Applicants

First, you need to be aware of the opening. The best way to do this is to subscribe to job alerts. Head to sites like Indeed and LinkedIn and subscribe to relevant job alerts. Be sure to set your searches up in a way that will inform you of any job title relevant to your career goals. Additionally, check out recruiting company job boards (like JSG) as we often have exclusive job listings you won’t find anywhere else. Join our Talent Network here for up-to-date alerts on jobs in your area!

Second, you must have your job application materials ready at all times. Take a weekend to spruce up your job materials, including your resume and cover letter template. If you’re currently employed, head to your resume to update it every time you complete a big project. Reach out to your professional references now, so you can have them ready to submit. Yes, this can be a little awkward if you’re just testing the waters. However, just be upfront and honest with them about your career goals (and don’t use anyone at your current job!)

At the end of the day, keep in mind that this is not universal advice. There are plenty of great companies out there who will cull through every single resume they receive to give every applicant a fair shot at interviews, even if they apply in the final hour. However, it will never be detrimental to be one of the first applicants for a job, so why not go for it?

How to Secure A Remote Internship

How to Secure A Remote Internship

Having an internship is an excellent opportunity for students or recent grads to gain valuable experience, earn real-world knowledge of their industry, and bolster their network. However, in today’s market, landing a traditional in-person internship position may be difficult. Thankfully, with 20% of internship postings mentioning remote work as of March 2021, there is still hope for students and new grads to obtain an intern role. Here are four tips to secure a remote internship in today’s competitive market.

Leverage your school’s career services

Whether you are finishing this school year in person or remotely, your university or school offers resources to help you secure a remote internship. Most schools have a career center to provide job search advice, resume workshops, and share relevant job openings/ internship opportunities. With remote internships gaining popularity, it’s even easier to find one via your school’s career services. Any employer can add their internship opportunity to the job listings and request the school to promote it. Plus, the professionals working for the school’s career services can help you tweak your resume and help you prepare answers to common interview questions.

Utilize your professional network

Did you know that 70% of job seekers find a new role through networking? Connecting with other professionals at your target employers or other professionals in your industry is a great way to secure a remote internship. Networking has never been so easy with everything going virtual. You may not see any career fairs for a while but connecting with others online is just as effective. Go on LinkedIn and connect with your friends, family, parent’s co-workers, other students, and alumni. Also, it’s essential to let all your new connections know you are looking for an internship. Make posts asking for feedback, leads, or other advice to help find one. Plus, make sure you let your LinkedIn network know you are open to work by activating this valuable feature.

Additionally, join groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media sites designed to join job seekers and employers. These groups are an excellent means of expanding your network and possibly finding an internship.

Hacking the job boards

If you are looking for a remote internship, you regularly review job boards in search of new positions. However, are you optimizing your search to make the most of your time and energy? Most of the leading job sites, such as LinkedIn, Indeed, and Google, have advanced filters to sort job postings by internships and even remote opportunities.

For example, Indeed has a job board completely dedicated to remote internship opportunities. Also, while searching for an internship on LinkedIn, you can sort postings by job type, and there is a check box for internships to help you refine your job search. Regardless of what site you are using, it’s essential to use appropriate keywords. Use words like “remote” and “internship” in your search terms to ensure the search results match what you are looking for.

Avoid internship resume mistakes

Last but certainly not least, you must craft a resume worthy of a remote internship opportunity. Creating a resume specifically for an internship is different than for a traditional job. As a student or recent grad, you likely have little industry-specific experience. Thus, you want to demonstrate your knowledge by adding courses related to the position, any certifications you have earned, and showcase your personality. To grab the attention of hiring managers, you need to show your interest in the position. But before you can do that, you need to tailor your resume to beat an ATS. If you aren’t taking the time to tweak your resume for each internship opportunity, a hiring manager will never see your application.

Need more job search advice?

These are four simple things you can do to secure a remote internship in this tight labor market. If you are looking for more job-search advice or resume resources, take a look at our candidate resources! We have hundreds of helpful guides to help you receive that much-anticipated job offer!

Four Resume Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Four Resume Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

The job market is competitive, and if you are serious about landing a new opportunity, you cannot afford any mistakes. You probably have invested hours tweaking your resume to make it perfect. After all, the best candidates understand that you have to tailor your resume for each position. So, if you want to beat the ATS and get your resume on the hiring manager’s desk, here are four simple resume formatting mistakes to avoid.

Putting your contact details in the header of a document

One of the biggest resume formatting mistakes you can make is not displaying your contact details correctly. Many job seekers make the fatal error of putting their name and contact details in the document’s header. When you put anything in the header of a Word document, it grays out the text and makes it difficult to read. Also, when viewing the resume as an attachment preview in Outlook, the header gets cut off. So, if you are putting your contact information in the header, it is not readily visible for hiring managers. Your name, phone number, and email must be prevalent right off the bat if you want to stand a chance in this market.

Not using a simple format

Another resume formatting mistake that is too common is messy formatting. Complicated formatting can be anything from inconsistent uses of fonts and sizes, colors of your text, and even utilizing different types of bullet points. Although not earth-shattering, these mistakes can draw unnecessary attention away from all of your skill sets and accomplishments.

When you are formatting your resume, it’s best to keep it simple. Use legible fonts, black text, and basic bullet points. Additionally, don’t try to incorporate tables or other weird formatting because an Application Tracking Systems (ATS) may not be able to process it. ATS scans your resume to identify certain skill sets, accomplishments, and keywords hiring managers look for in a candidates’ resume. However, complicated formatting can be challenging for these systems to process. If an ATS cannot read your resume, it’s almost a guarantee it won’t end up in the hiring manager’s hands.

Utilizing visual resume templates

There are thousands of different resume templates available to download for free. Some of them are excellent foundations for a great resume. Others may look visually appealing but are an ATS’s worst nightmare. For example, you can open up a new Word document and quickly browse dozens of free resume templates. Some of them look visually appealing with placeholders for your headshot, graphs for your skills, and other creative designs. However, these designs are too challenging for an ATS to process.

You can be the most qualified candidate with a show-stopping resume, but if an ATS cannot analyze it, it will, unfortunately, get filtered out. Even if these templates look fantastic and you think they will help you stand out, you have to keep an ATS in mind at all times. Don’t be one of the 75% of resumes that a human never reads.

Not using an appropriate file type

One of the simplest resume mistakes you must avoid is submitting the document in an unopenable file type. As a staffing firm, we see this every single day. A candidate submits a resume as an unknown file type or even as an image file. Not only are some of these file types challenging to open, they sometimes alter the formatting and clarity of resumes. The best thing you can do is submit your resume as a PDF. PDFs are a universal file type that almost everyone can easily open, regardless of any computer. Plus, they make it more challenging for someone to accidentally change them and are less likely to carry a virus. You are welcome to make your resume on the program of your choosing, but save it as a PDF to ensure the hiring manager can open it.

Do you need more resume advice?

These are four resume formatting mistakes you can easily avoid to improve your chances of making it to the next level of the hiring process. If you are looking for more advice, we have dozens of free resume resources for you! Take a look at some of these best practices and take your job search to the next level.