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Tips on How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths on Your Resume

 Dated: 12-16-2014

Summary: Your resume is one of the most important documents you need to carry with you when you’re attending an interview. While your resume highlights all your skills and positive points, there are times when you need to add the bad points too. Effective resume writing helps you turn those weak points into positive points.

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Let's face it, every person has weak points, and the only way to put these points down in a positive manner is by using the right statements. Here are some handy resume tips that will help you find your dream job.

Manipulate Your Language




Effective use of language can take you a long way. There are a number of statements that can be rephrased to convert your weak points into something positive. Resume writing is important, and you need to get it done in the right way in order for your resume to shine. Once you've written down your resume, go through it and look for points that don't support your resume in a positive manner. Once you find the lines that are not good, change the sentences in a way that will make it sound good. For example "Stressed when I can't meet deadlines" is a negative line that can be changed to "I strive to meet deadlines and won't rest till I do".

Education

Let's face it; every person has had something bad grade or event that didn't come out quite as planned. While mentioning the event is essential, if it isn't something you'd want to flaunt, don't. If it's a bad grade in a course you took, just mention the name of the course and the year you passed it. If you've had a few gaps in between your education then the best way to add those details is by adding the name of the course and the grades you got. However if you've got gaps and bad grades then it's best to mention the last degree and the year of passing. Check out some handy interview tips to help you avoid the questions you'd rather not have to answer during an interview.

Formatting

This is one of the most important features on your resume. Check out some resume tips to create a strong resume and use the format once you're sure it works for you. Start off your resume with all the strong points that you need to cover and add the other details that aren't that impressive later.

Experience

The worst thing that you could include on your resume is frequent job fluctuation. If you're someone who has worked in too many jobs in too short a time, try to remove the ones that aren't relevant. Effective resume writing is all about ensuring you highlight the positive points, so if there are short jobs that you could remove from your resume without creating gaps, you should do that.



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