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Looking for a job can be a daunting task, but there are some things that could make the process easier and more rewarding. If you’re in the process of applying for a job, here is a resume checklist that Career Edge’s recruiters recommend doing before submitting your resumé:

❐ I have shortened my resumé to two pages maximum (three for international jobseekers)

❐ I have removed my photo or date of birth from my resume
❐ I have customized my resumé to the job I’m applying for
❐ I have organized my resumé so that someone with only 15 seconds will know what I offer
❐ I have written my resumé in a simple font (ex: black, size 10-12, Times New Roman)
❐ I have included headings and consistent spacing
❐ I have used an automated spell checker
❐ I have manually scanned and edited my resumé for typos and grammar/punctuation errors
❐ I have updated my contact information
❐ I have removed ‘References Available Upon Request’
❐ I have included ‘Willing to Relocate’ when applying for a remote job
❐ I have enough white space for readability, but not so much that my resumé appears empty


❐ I have listed the school/institution, type of degree/diploma, program, and graduation date
❐ I have listed the country of my international education
❐ I have removed my high school education

Work Experience

❐ I have listed the job title, organization, start date, and end date
❐ I have listed the country of my international work experience
❐ I have included my job duties in the form of three to five bullet points for each job
❐ I have quantified my accomplishments
❐ I have demonstrated my skills through activities and achievements, not responsibilities

Now that you’re done with all the checklist, you can go ahead and apply for the job.

For the next steps when you get a call for an interview it would be a great idea to prep for your interview.