5 TIPS TO AN AMAZING RESUME

5 TIPS TO AN AMAZING RESUME

Articles Blog


[♪] What’s up beautiful people?
It is your homegirl Shameless, and I have the beautiful
and talented Jazmine Graza, aka Life By Jazz. She has a channel
here on YouTube you
guys should check out. Info in the description box. And today we’re doing a video
on resume [sighs] facelift — [laughter] to get that job. Resumes are basically all of who
you are on a piece of paper. And that’s challenging to
put across all this on this. Yes. But it’s doable. And I’m here, and I
have five tips for you guys. So the first tip I
have is don’t be basic. Who wants to be basic? And how do you do that? You use active and
engaging words to describe your experience and skill set. So a pro tip that I have
is to use thesaurus.com. I have this rule that I
don’t use the same verb more than twice on a resume. So if you use the
word “manage” twice throw that word
into thesaurus.com, it will give you a
ton of different words that you can use
to replace that word. It mixes things up, and it makes
things more engaging and active. So number two is brag. This is your time to not be
modest and brag about the time you’ve actually
invested into who you are through where you’ve worked and all the skill sets
that you have developed. In other words be shameless. Yes. And my pro tip here is if you have worked
with numbers or money, make sure to show these
quotas that you’ve met, the achievements
that you’ve like put
time into when you’ve worked. Like, this is really important to talk specifically about the
things that you’ve achieved. It’s very true,
because your resume, this piece of paper has to stand
out in a sea of resumes, and — – Yes.
– People are going
to be bragging. So you might as well be
that person who gets noticed. So number three is do you, boo. Like that —
[laughs] be yourself. It’s so important to showcase
your unique skill sets, and the things
that you love to do. So for example, I just applied
and got another bartending job, and in my resume I
spoke about how I love food, and how I write
about food on my blog. So there’s a correlation
between being a foodie and working in a
restaurant as a bartender. And people want to
know, so what better way to present that you are the
right person for the job by expressing that,
like I love food, this is why I should be
the one that gets the job. Totally. So, a pro tip I have for
this one is to download
customized templates to really showcase your
unique style and design through the way
that your resume looks. MAYA: It’s part of
the branding part, and you want your resume
to look cute and snatch. JAZZ: Yeah, and pretty, yeah!
It’s so important. Instead of just like
having a resume made
with Microsoft Office, you can download these
awesome and free templates that make your
resume look so different than everyone else in the pile. -Stand-out.
– Yes. And my second one for this one
is to showcase volunteer work, or any other organizations
that you’re a part of. This really shows
that you have heart, and that you care about things
outside of work and school. MAYA: Agreed.
JAZZ: Yeah. So number four is to get social. If you have a website, or if you have social media,
blogs, and stuff like that you want to include
that in your resume. But what if my
website is all debauchery? [laughter] JAZZ: You want to make sure that all of your social
media accounts are
professional, and so — MAYA: You want to
best represent you. You don’t want to be
that person that regrets all of the
nonsense they put online years ago that
comes back to haunt them when they are trying to
get a professional job — JAZZ: Yes.
MAYA: — in a corporate setting. And my other pro tip
is to get on LinkedIn. JAZZ: LinkedIn.
MAYA: Yes. JAZZ: LinkedIn is huge, I’ve actually gotten job
offers through my LinkedIn. It’s really great
because it’s searchable. MAYA: People
give you references. JAZZ: Yes, people
give you references, and people rely on
references on LinkedIn. So my last tip is to
make sure that each resume is tailor fit to
the job description that you are applying for. And my pro tip here is
to actually use the words, the verbs that are
in the job description
actually in those resumes. – Copy and paste.
– Copy and paste it. And the reason why I say this,
too, is because especially if you are
applying through a website, a lot of websites use algorithms
that are specifically looking for those verbs, and so at that point it
really becomes, you know, a robot game, in a way. Yeah, you’re now being
put into a equation, so. Yes, so it’s really
important to use that. But also it’s
important because whoever
wrote this job description knows what they’re looking for, and if you are
saying that is me, because I know how to use
the words that you’ve written, you know that is a perfect fit. It’s learning how
to speak the language. So if this company is
speaking this language, speak their language. Yes, that is very important. Fun tips! Those were
easy and digestible. The reason why
I brought her in is because she has
such a diverse career. She has done everything from
being a social media manager at a corporate company to
bartending, yoga instructor, like extraordinaire at branding. And at the end of it, having a killer resume is
all about knowing who you are, and how to express
that in a piece of paper. But using these five tips will help you
translate and express that. And sell that so
you can get that job, because we all need that money. I wear a lot of different hats, and I really feel
like the reason why I’ve been able to adjust is because of being
able to brand myself, and using that in your career to have a career
that you really love. Thank you so much. Make
sure you like this video. Make sure you’re subscribed,
and read the description box for a ton of
information, and comment below, and let us know what
job you’re looking for in what field, what career, and what websites
you’re using to find that job. – Yes.
– Sharing is caring. – Thank you so much!
– Thank you. And if you guys want to
watch the next part of this, or now that you’ve got
your resume all together, now for the interview. Yes, the interview. And I have some more
tips on interviewing. – Click on her face.
– On my channel. Woo-hoo! Thank you so much. That’s it. [♪]

100 thoughts on “5 TIPS TO AN AMAZING RESUME”

  1. zipcruiter is a great one as well linkedin like you said. If your in undergrad use internships.org and get business cards ASAP!!! Vistaprint, moo, or staples. #doyou ย  #lovefromtheshamelesscommunity

  2. How do I make myself sound professional on my resume when my only job experience is McDonald's worker and a work-study student?

  3. I've always wanted to work in film or tv, on a set as part of the crew or in an office as a creative director. As long as I'm filming and hopefully directing that's the job I want. Lately I've been using elance.com and my favorite site EVER FindSpark.com to find awesome jobs for the creative like me. I have 3 resumes; one for corporate work, an artistic/creative resume for all things film/tv/media/theatre, and the third I never distribute its more a list of every single experience and community I'm a part of just to keep a record. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. I'm going to take this opportunity to once again point out your beautiful vibrant skin ~
    Current skin tutorial soon maybe ?

  5. If you're submitting an acting resume would it be considered "unprofessional" to use a creative template ?

  6. I literally just prayed to get work…so instead of being depressed I went to YouTube and guess what was the first video I looked at…timing is everything. Going to revamp my resume stat!!! Awesome video!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  7. WOW, I was just in the process of submitting a resume to a potential job when I got an alert on my phone that you posted this video; definitely getting the job now after watching this! You da' best Maya

  8. Hey Maya! Where did you get the cushions that Jazz & yourself are sitting on? They are beautiful and would like to find the website online. Thank you!

  9. This was awesome and super helpful! I just started my job search again after being laid off. I've been in the NYC area since I graduated from college two years ago and decided that I am not going home to mama, haha!

    I have a background in journalism and looking for jobs such as an editorial assistant, copywriter or content manager, so I have been stalking sites such as Ed2010, FindSpark, MediaBistro, Indeedย and ZipRecruiter (this is super cool because it gives you updates on everything โ€” whether the employer received, looked at your application, etc.).

    Twitter is also an ahh-maazing way to come across jobs. Use the "hiring" hashtag and edit settings to a location near you.

    Great luck to my fellow job seekers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. you are sooo gorgeous Maya, always enjoy watching your vids..Oh, i recently restarted my youtube channel and i would really appreciate if you and everyone else could check it out and leave your honest feedback. I do makeup, hair, fashion, 'how to's' etc. ย Thanks in advance

  11. A company found my resume on indeed.com. I actually interviewed with them a few days ago. I really hope I get it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Great tips!

  12. THANK YOU! I'm going into my senior year of college and will be applying for jobs. My resume has been so boring lately this is seriously SO helpful.

  13. Can you do a video on finding the right job/career path? I'm 28, just got out of a field I didn't really want to be in but now I feel stuck. I want a project focused type of work environment but have no idea where to look or to start. Please help? ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Love love your video, Please do a back to university make up and outfits ideas .
    Thanks ,Loveyou <3 <3

  15. Bae you coming threw clutch as always, I'm current in school but this is great advice for my internship resumes, since I hope to secure one for next summer. Thanks My Shamelessness๐Ÿ˜Œ

  16. Super helpful since I just did 50+ applications within the last week or so! College grad just trying to get a start. Looking at employers like "Hire. Me…. Please!" Thanks so much

  17. I've always used MS word to create my resumes and kept things simple because in school they tell you to be professional. But looking at some of the templates on the website makes me want to try something different while still remaining professional at the same time. Thanks for the video and links. I needed this.

  18. maya, I've had a question. I noticed you have like a ton of external hard drives. I want to go into video and photo in the future, and I don't understand why you have so many. what do you use them for? is it basically a huge storage unit for all of your photo and video files? is this something I would need to get sometime?

  19. Yayyyyy I'm so glad you're featuring life by jazz!!!! She has AMAZING content and it needs to reach more people! I knew she was gonna blow up, and now thanks to you she will ๐Ÿ˜™You da best, Maya

  20. Thank you for the tips! I'm currently looking for creative work as a designer or photographer and this is super helpful.

  21. Ive spoken to hiring managers at my past 2 jobs that ive had and they say they will throw away resumes with any color instead of black white or with pictures so im just really confused on the whole resume design thing.
    First was hotel and my current fine dining which are hard to get so you'd think standing out would be great since theyre higher paying no degree neccessarily needed everyones flooding to get them type of jobs but i guess not.

    I want to get hired at an even more exclusive fine dining spot for more money but getting a job is still confusing for me and im grown .______.

  22. What about jobs where they ask for prior exp. Even though it's entry level. I have the educational experience, not the actual

  23. I'm actually looking for a job in accounting, and hoping it will be in a creative music business.Got to have them both! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Looking at linkedin and sources from my college

  24. @Shameless Mayaย please please please help!!! I currently live in NJ and want to move to Cali and have been looking for work out there but no luck they all want me to interview and I can't fly out there for each job interview and trying to figure out a way to make it all work…. My background is all kinds of things.. currently I'm an administrative assistant but I also am a certified makeup artist and a cake decorator as well as an extreme couponer teaching others how to coupon I know all kinds of weird and different but I have many different trades and hobbies and would love help in finding the right job at the right pay with the right resume…. HELP!! ๐Ÿ™‚ PLEASE LOL

  25. What should I do, if I would like to apply to multiple jobs in different fields that I am qualified for? Do I have to print out a resume for each job addressing the job position I would like, or is there a way I can build one resume for all the jobs I apply for? Great tips, and at a needed time for me. Thanks!!!!

  26. Yass I needed this in my life. Is it possible if you could do a Covering letter video ? One website I love is glassdoor.co.uk (.com as well) it tells you interview and application experiences for specific jobs.

  27. Love this video..super helpful. I totally forgot about my linkdin until the other day and i have started using it again. I did not realise how awesome it is! But at the moment I am looking for work in TV Production. Anything to do corporate marketing video to tv studio. Is my dream job. I have polished my wix website with all the content I have built throughout the years.

  28. One issue with resumes is that companies look at the names on the resume and discriminate. If the name appears to " black" ,etc… in the trash it goes. Real talk. That hurts many of people of color that have a banging resume, great credentials and abilities.ย 
    Thank you for this video

  29. I found this video to be very useful. I have recently returned from Teaching English in China and I am figuring out what to do next. I have a B.A in Sociology, and I want to broaden my experience to LGBTQ youth; writing/ editing. I have tons of experience with children and some experience within the area of special needs. From Toronto,CA :D. LifebyJazztv you have a new subscriber ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Hi Maya!

    I love you btw! This question is actually for Jazmine though. I am graduating with my Master's degree in Public Relations in literally 6 days and wanted to pick her brain on what communication jobs are looking for in a resume. I see that she has worked as a social media manager and that is actually a position I am looking to get into once I graduate. I was hoping to have something before I ended school, but unfortunately I have failed. I have also changed my resume up about 50,000 times so I am at a loss right now…please help??!!

  31. This has me amped to update my resume again especially since I'm trying to switch job fields and states. ๐Ÿ˜

  32. Love the vid! Could u please do a skin care vid? How do you keep your glow in the midst of the drying sun. Your skin is GORGEOUS!

  33. I literally love you!!! You're too awesome and every video I've watched of yours has never failed to help or entertain me! #StayShameless ย  #DoYouBoo

  34. You guys rock for sharing this great information! Very much appreciated! Never thought about downloading a resume template- what a great tip to help stand out!

  35. I love this video! It comes at a perfect time, with one week left of massage school I am on the quest for jobs ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely loved the template up game hint ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. I currently work as a Supervisor at a drug store chain but are looking to get back into Healthcare and put my degree to use. I use Indeed.com and also apply directly through the hospital websites. Its very useful but after this video I will make a Linked in as well.

  37. great timing iv'e been meaning to give my resume a face fit…i'm gonna use these tips maybe even use all…ill see how i go lets do this ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankyou <3

  38. Hi! I'm a recent college grad looking for a job and was wondering if you think it's better to have a professional picture of yourself on your resume or not? I'm looking for business positions specifically. Some of my friends have told me the hiring managers are going to search for you online anyway so you might as well include it, but others have told me they toss out resumes with pictures to avoid discrimination??? Idk! Lol

  39. I really wish I knew what I'm doing wrong with my resume. I never really get a call back or an email back whether it be office, retail or food industry. When I do they all need full time workers. It may be the fact that I can't work enough hours, but I've been turned down so many times and feel so discouraged. Especially as a college student, makes me feel even more discouraged about the future.

  40. Hello ladies,ย thank you for sharing this video with us it has been helpful. I am a brand ambassador and I really enjoy what I do!!! I get tons of work but I feel like my resume is boring. It is on Microsoft word and I was trying to find good templates that help the creative side of things. Please let me know some good websites to check out for nice templates . I loved the resume you showed I thought it was neat and creative. Once again thank you for sharing:).

  41. MAYA !! girl i just gotta thank you and jazz because if i hadn't seen this video i'm sure i would've still been job hunting! i've been searching for a job since the beginning of august and no lie i've applied to at least 70 jobs, and it wasn't until i saw this video and changed my resume that i finally got called in for an interview!! the interviewers said what stood out to them first was my resume! and yes i got the job ๐Ÿ˜‰ so i owe you two the hugest thank you! keep doing what you do โ™ฅ

  42. I'm so late to this post but I'm using Glassdoor and LinkedIn to search for a financial analyst job/program outside of Alabama

  43. Such great tips, it always helpful to be reminded that your resume should be where you celebrate your achievements not downplay them x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *