When it comes to resumes, there are ways to enhance your experiences and represent yourself as a smart, successful candidate.
For example, always include the names of the clients you've worked on. Major brand name clients are worth their weight in gold. In addition, review the job description and pump up your experience that's most relevant.
When it comes to multiple jobs in a few years, make sure you explain the jumps. People change jobs more often today, but seven jobs in eight years is still going to make employers nervous. Give a brief explanation of why you left each post in parenthesis next to the company name.
It's essential to include the date and location for each position, as well as your graduation year. And remember that once you've gotten your first PR job, your education drops underneath your work experience. It is also suggested to send the resume as a Word document, unless instructed otherwise.
Finally, when it comes to length, electronic resumes are easy to handle, store, and disseminate, so two to three pages is fine. Anything over four is obnoxious.
Jim Delulio is president of PR Talent.
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