With the help of a career coach, he gave his résumé a complete overhaul.Several months later, he landed an IT role in the health care sector, and, later, at the University of Washington in Seattle.Online services like Jobscan can tell you how well your résumé aligns with a particular job description.Scarborough Civitelli warns against gaming the system by stuffing your curriculum vitae with keywords or sneaking them in using white text.Suppose you left the legal field to work in nonprofit arts administration but then decided to return after a few years.Edwards suggests condensing the arts-sector info on your résumé so it doesn't take up as much space as your legal background.
After 23 years of working on information technology for the forest-products giant Weyerhaeuser, Neil Mann lost his job when the company downsized.
Then corral your less relevant experiences from the past 15 years into a second section called Other Professional Experience.
Suppose you took a five-year break from relevant work.
"I really had no insights into how to update it and use it to find a new position." Along with being long-winded, jargon-riddled and poorly formatted, the record of his career was out of date.
What's more, Mann says he had no idea how to prepare it for the online application process that the majority of employers use today.