Should I Keep it On My Resume?

Should I Keep it On My Resume?

People often wonder how to decide whether to keep a particular bullet point, or even a whole job or section, in their resume. Here’s a simple flowchart/infographic to help you figure it out.

If you have less experience and are having trouble filling up a single page of a resume, you can ignore this post; or you can use it to help prioritize which bullet points should go closer to the top of the resume or even whether to put your job titles versus the names of past employers first or second.

When reading job descriptions to determine what’s relevant, look for key words (technical terms or phrases emphasized or repeated in job descriptions, often proper nouns). Assess your experience to determine whether it’s relevant either in terms of skills, or in terms of demonstrating your exposure to a particular industry, setting or client population.

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One thought on “Should I Keep it On My Resume?

  1. Pingback: How to Decide What to Keep (And What to Nix) on Your Resume | CareerAdvisorDaily

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