Make Your Resume Pop

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:01 PM

Job hunters know that a top-notch resume is crucial in this tough job market. Ensure yours stands out from the stack with these tips for making your resume pop.

Go Paper

The rise of LinkedIn  and digital portfolios  may have job hunters thinking the paper resume is going the way of the mimeograph machine. Not so, says a recent Wall Street Journal article.   Paper still rules so smart job hunters should invest in premium paper stock: old school is still cool.

Add Punch

Resumes should convey professionalism, so stick to classic fonts and white or cream paper colors. But you can still amp up your attention-grabbing quotient with a personalized QR Code,  that directs users to your online digital portfolio, blog or web site.

Be Digital Friendly

Paper is king but digital is a close second so make sure your resume is easily uploadable, downloadable and scannable by skipping formatting with bullets, boxes and indenting. Pepper the resume with rich key words that pop for both computerized searches and in-person.

Tweak Titles

Resumes typically are scanned by hiring managers in a nanosecond. So take time to create eye-catching job titles. We're not talking resume inflation here which is always a no-no, but if your title at your newsroom job was Assistant Production Manager, consider amplifying the information with a title like Assistant Production Manager for News Video. Now your title tells a complete story.

Double Check

Ensure your resume is error-free with exhaustive proofing. Check, check and check again; consider enlisting either a resume pro or an eagle-eyed friend to help you out.


What makes a winning resume in your book? Do you rely on any online resources for resume help? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.


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