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Ways to Give Your Résumé a Makeover

At each of our seven recruiting agencies across Canada, our Summit recruiters see a lot of résumés: some good, some bad, some ugly. But there are several ways to freshen up your résumé before submitting it to a recruiting agency or directly to an employer.

In her article, titled “5 Ways to Give Your Resume a Makeover”, Susan Ricker offers advice to update your résumé look including:

Swap out dated categories for modern information

Résumés used to serve as a very different form of introduction than today. While hiring managers used to wonder who you were and what you were looking for, as well as if anybody could vouch for you, today’s hiring process is much more streamlined. … [F]ind a way to use your résumé’s valuable space more wisely. “The top third of your résumé is prime real estate and should not be home to something as obvious and outdated as an objective statement,” says Watts. “The reader already knows you are looking for a job like the one advertised. It’s better to put a personal branding statement or skills summary in this key area.” Below your contact information, write a short summary of your achievements, years of experience and highlight your skills.”

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By Bruce Proctor