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The Christmas period is over and it’s the start of a new year. As well as spring cleaning your kitchen cupboards, you may want to freshen up your resume ready for the New Year. Lots of employers have new opportunities available after Christmas and so if you are looking for a new job this could be the perfect time to update your resume and send it out. Here are a few tips on how to freshen up your resume writing.

Update Content

One of the first things to concentrate on when you are updating your resume is the content. Look at your current resume and the content including your career objective and personal statement. Is there new content you want to include? Perhaps your career objective and aspirations have changed? Perhaps you want to add more creativity to your personal statement? Either way consider editing your resume text and making the content fresh and interesting to read.


Employers receive hundreds of resumes every week and this volume usually increases in the New Year so it’s vital that you make yours stand out from the crowd. Layout and design can really help to boost interest in your resume. Consider choosing a different colour, different font style and new resume template to lay your content out. Making a few changes to your resume could mean the employer picks yours up first and this could improve your chances of finding a job.

Work Experience

Work experience can help to boost your resume content so consider applying for work experience or an internship – especially if you want to work in a particular industry. Taking part in placements can help you to improve your skills and it’s also a great way of networking. Gaining experience can also help you with your resume writing as you’ll have more content and achievements to write about.

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