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Resume Writing Tips

Get your mum to write your resume. And, by the way, she should probably sit your job interviews too

WHY? She’d sell you better than you’d sell yourself

When writing your resume, ask yourself the following questions….

Would my mum copy and paste my job description?

No, she’d try to make me more interesting than that. Focus on achievements

Would my mum list out my job duties?

No, she’d focus on my amazing successes and achievements. Replace duties with achievements

Would my mum be 100% focused on me?

Yes! But, let’s change this, don’t tell her, might hurt her feelings. ONLY focus on what’s RELEVANT to the reader (tip: job spec will help you here)

Would my mum steal my summary from the internet?

Of course not, don’t be silly. She’d write a unique summary that stands out. You MUST create an immediate impact in your summary

Would my mum use bland clichés that everyone uses?

No, she wouldn’t, she always said you were special, different from other kids. Avoid generic words and cliches e.g., team player, highly organised

Would my mum sell me in all sections of my resume, even ‘Interests’?

Damn sure! She keep my medals and clippings in the attic. You MUST sell yourself across all sections of your CV

For once, do what your mum says!

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