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Professional Resume: 3 Things to Include

August 12th, 2014

In today’s online world, the resume takes a new role when it comes to impressing employers. While many executives have a general expectation of what a typical resume should look like, it’s important to grab their attention with subtle differences that make your resume pop. In order to create a professional resume that is appropriate for your field, we’ve come up with three essentials to include. resumes

3 Things to Include on a Professional Resume 

1. State A Clear Objective

It’s easy to lay out a general objective that covers a wide array of jobs and opportunities. At the top of your resume, write a clear and specific objective that matches the job you are applying for. Employers don’t want to see another general resume that could work for anything; they want to know why this job specifically grabbed your attention.

2. Use Appropriate Key Words 

A great way to tailor your resume to a specific job is to use keywords that are included in the job description. If an employer were to look at your resume next to the job description, they would relatively match. Show how your experience meets the qualifications desired of the position and you will make the interview process fairly easy. 

3. Choose the Right Format 

These days, a professional resume can look many different ways. If the position you are applying for is strict and formal, use that format. If you are going for a more creative position, show that same attitude in your resume. Ask yourself if your resume should be chronological, targeted or functional based on the type of job.

Your professional resume is the only first impression you get to make. What other things can you think of that should be included? If you would like help designing your resume, we would love to help you!

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About Josephine’s Professional Staffing

Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (EDWOSB),  and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). We can be reached at or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

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