Resume Tips

How to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd

Our recruiters review dozens of resumes every day and they know first-hand what a truly effective resume looks like. From tried and true resume best practices to the latest resume optimization techniques for LinkedIn and automated recruiting systems, it’s important to make sure your resume is in top-notch shape. Read on for expert resume tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Resume tips from TorchLight Hire

> Getting started

Our experts have reviewed literally thousands of resumes and know what works–and what doesn’t. To jumpstart your resume work, read through our helpful downloadable Resume Planner to get an overview of key resume best practices. Read more

> Three key resume tips

You need to have a master plan to get started on creating or improving your resume. Here are three important tips to help make it easier for hiring managers to understand what you bring to the table. Read more

> Positioning side gigs

More people than ever have side jobs in today’s “Gig Economy”. What’s the best way to incorporate these additional positions in a resume so that they complement your professional profile? We’ll show you which ones to list, what to include about them and where they best fit. Read more

> Optimizing keywords

In today’s world of AI (artificial intelligence), automated bots often perform the initial resume review and present the best matches to hiring managers and recruiters. Here are some tips to make sure your resume is correctly keyworded so that they make it to your target audience. Read more

> Common errors to avoid

You already know to use spellcheck and proofread your resume at least 3 times, but what about other items you haven’t thought about? Here are some common errors to avoid so that your resume doesn’t get tossed. Read more

> Optimizing your digital resume – LinkedIn Profile Best Practices

Now that you’ve updated your standard resume, it’s time to translate all that great content into your LinkedIn profile. However, it’s not as easy as simply copying over resume sections directly into LinkedIn. To learn how to truly optimize your LinkedIn profile. Read more

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> How to write an effective cover letter

Cover letters can be a pain to write, especially when you’re sending out applications everyday. Writing them doesn’t have to be dreadful! Here are three tips to focus on to get you a shining end product. Read more