These Guys Review Hundreds of Resumes and Say These 10 Things Matter

The boys from "Silicon Valley" look over a resume and interview a job candidate

The boys from Silicon Valley look over a resume and interview a job candidate. | HBO

Over the course of your professional career, you’re going to send out hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes. Most of us won’t have a high success rate when it comes to getting a response, let alone an interview. You might do your homework, carefully crafting your resume with all the latest tips and tricks and even optimizing for SEO. Yet, it still might not secure you any interviews.

It’s hard to tell what you might be doing wrong — if anything at all. Just remember this: There’s always room for improvement.

We worked with Zipjob, a resume writing and review service, to flesh out some of the easiest and most efficient ways to improve your resume. To date, the Zipjob team has reviewed and improved hundreds of CVs, helping clients land interviews and jobs.

One of the company’s secrets is it anticipates the use of HR departments’ Applicant Tracking Systems, turning the tables as much as possible. If you know what the systems are looking for, you know how to beat them. That, in turn, helps Zipjob’s team of writers and editors gain a small but powerful advantage. And that’s just one way in which Zipjob’s team says you can punch up your resume. Here are 10 tips that should help add some power to your resume.

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