How to Write a Great Resume in 2020: The Perfect Remote Jobs Resume and CV
Hey there, it’s Mike Swigunski here and I’m the founder of global career and best-selling author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever.
Over the years, I’ve looked at thousands of different resumes, and there’s a lot of recurring problems that I see. There are some resumes that I see that is really good there’s some that are bad, and there’s some that are absolutely ugly, so today I’m going to talk about the top three mistakes that I see on resumes how to make sure that your resume is a good resume in 2020 and how to make sure you format it for finding remote jobs now let’s go ahead and dig into how to write a good resume in 2020.
Now the first and biggest mistake I see on resumes is people just listing their roles or responsibilities. Your resume should not read like a job description. It should focus on the results and value you added to your previous employers. Now this is the biggest area that a lot of people fail at is taking what they did at a previous role and presenting it to a new company and showing them that okay I did this at my previous employer and you’re looking for somebody who can
do this, so here’s the experience that I had here been what I achieved, and here are the results that I was able to accomplish, and I can do the same thing for you.
So being able to match that up and make sure that each resume is focusing on the results you achieved with previous employers and how you can do the same thing or even achieve more with a new employer, so the content is so important a lot of people get stuck with focusing on the aesthetics of a resume which is important, but in the end, the content is going to be the king for making sure your resume is quality, and this is the number one area I see people struggling with.
Coming in at number two is not formatting your resume to be the 80s optimized, and that stands for the applicant tracking systems. Essentially a lot of big employers and remote employers utilize applicant tracking systems because they get overwhelmed with a large number of resumes. This software is going to review your resume and see if you’re a good fit for the role based on the number of keywords that you use and compare those to the job description.
So if you don’t have the right keywords on your resume, it’s going to be very difficult to actually get your resume seen by a human at the company, so making sure your resume is the 80s optimized is absolutely essential moving in at number three is the formatting a lot of times people really get too creative it doesn’t need to be a super creative thing your resume needs to look good it needs to look sharp and professional, but again most people focus on the aesthetics which unless you’re applying For a role as a designer or some type of job that requires these skills you don’t really need to focus so much on that.
Focus more on the actual content of your resume than how it looked now that might be a little unintuitive. It still needs to look polished and professional. You can make sure that the content is of high quality and focusing on results that you’ve actually achieved. You can make sure that it’s ats optimized and then finally making sure that it looks professional but doesn’t go overboard with the aesthetics.
I appreciate you staying with me and again if you made it this far, there’s going to be a link below to get your resume audited for free you can apply to get an audit for free from my team and me we give away a handful of these every week all you have to do is send us over your resume answer a few questions, and you may be selected to get a free resume audit.
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