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Just because your resume is lame, doesn’t mean you are. Your resume is literally the key to you and a job you actually want. Whether you’re looking to work in the cannabis industry or just want a better job period, we encourage you to check out some of our biggest do’s and don’ts for resume writing, as well as, a few links to help you build yours. Some of this will seem ridiculous, and some not, but all of it comes from real experiences and real resumes. Don’t underestimate the power of a good resume!

 

Do’s:

  • Advertise yourself, highlight achievements at previous jobs not just list duties and tasks

  • Did you graduate from High School? College? Got your GED? Make sure you have that on your resume. Some education is better then none. This is also a great place to list other certifications, classes, etc...

  • Your objective is optional. If you really are just “trying to get a job,” just leave the objective section out. If you have a lot to say about your goal for the resume, write a cover letter.

  • Keep it concise. For an entry-mid level position, your resume should fit on one page. If it doesn’t, change your formatting some or take out wordy bits.

  • Use bullet points. Everything you list on a resume, from qualities to job experience should be just that, a list. Nothing should be in full paragraph form.

  • Speaking of lists, it’s proper to group list names that start with the same word. For example: Able to work independently, able to type 50wpm, able to… should all be listed one after the other.

  • Think about the employer’s perspective. Do you think they would pick yours out of a crowd? Why or why not? If you wouldn’t hire you based on your resume, then neither will they.

  • Update it regularly and avoid using your “Bartender Resume” to apply for a “Office Assistant” position. It will only make you look lazy.

  • Know the job you are applying for. Look up the company’s website or Facebook. If you get a call for an interview you don’t want to mess it up right away by not knowing where you sent your resume to.

  • Take the time to create a good resume. If you want to work for someone who will value your hard work, effort, and pride, then show that in your resume. If you half-ass the resume, what makes anyone think you won’t do the same for your job?

 

Don’ts:

  • Don’t just write down duties and tasks. Your resume should highlight the best parts of you. And honestly, no one cares if you “cleaned the store every night,” however, if you implemented a new cleaning schedule/procedure that was so successful they still use it after you’ve left the job, then that is worth noting.

  • Don’t put more than 3 past jobs in the previous employment section

  • Don’t forget your contact information!

  • No Typos, like, 0, zero, none, nada typos. Use spell check, Grammerly, or have someone proofread it.

  • Don’t give the employer less than 24hrs to follow up about your application. We promise, they are likely very busy people and will need at least a day to review new applicants. You may know someone who just bugged a company until they hired them. For most jobs, this is a terrible strategy. Give it a couple days before doing a follow up.

  • Don’t get discouraged. If you’ve put in the time to make a good resume and you know you’re worth the shot. Something will come up, someone will call.

Best Resume Building Site Links:

Costs $: https://zety.com/

https://www.kickresume.com/en/

Free:https://www.canva.com/

 

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