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How to create a Jobcase resume
Last updated: June 29, 2022
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You may have already discovered Jobcase's interactive community, but have you really explored all we have to offer? Jobcase has a wealth of useful features, including one we've created just for members like you.

We built this feature because we understand that keeping your resume updated can be a hassle.

That's why we've put extra effort into creating the Jobcase Resume builder to save you countless hours spent fretting over styles and formatting. When you update your Jobcase profile, your Jobcase Resume also updates. No muss, no fuss.

You can edit your profile, save your changes, and then hop over to the Resume tab to see how your generated resume is shaping up.

When you're done, click Download, and your resume will be ready in PDF format. It is perfect for all the printing, sharing, emailing, applying, interviewing, and overall winning you plan to do with it.

Want to know more? Read on for hints and tips, plus a step-by-step guide.

What is a resume?

Your resume is a document that highlights your work history, skills, and qualifications. It gives potential employers a chance to learn more about you. They can use this information to decide whether they want to invite you to an interview.

Your resume should be between one and two pages long for most jobs. You’ll usually need to customize your resume for a specific job.

For example, if you’re applying for a job in retail, you’ll highlight skills such as cash handling and customer service.

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The most common resume type is called the chronological format. This style starts with your most recent employment and goes backward.

When you apply for jobs online, you can upload your resume. You’ll usually need to include a cover letter or fill out an application form.

Why should you make a Jobcase resume?

When we made the Jobcase Resume builder, our designers worked tirelessly to create impressive but not too flashy graphics.

These classy designs will make your experience shine rather than overshadow it. You can even preview our design on your Resume page to see if it suits your needs.

A scannable resume is a memorable one. Between two resumes with similar qualifications, a hiring manager will be more likely to return to the one with clear formatting and organization.

But, not everyone has the patience of a zen master when it comes to learning the art of tabs and spaces. And don't even get us started with color, fonts, and bullets.

With the Jobcase Resume builder, all you have to do is fill in your info, and we take care of the rest. No more battling with Microsoft Word and formatting when you could be spending your time applying for jobs.

How to create your Jobcase resume

Creating your Jobcase resume is easy. We give you all the tools to create a resume that you can print or share online.

And if you want to make changes, all you need to do is log in to your account and hit edit.

To help you get started, we’ve put together the following step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Sign up

Before you can create your resume, you’ll need to sign up for a Jobcase account. You can use your account to build your profile, chat in our online community discussions, and subscribe to job alerts.

You can sign up here using your email address or your Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook account:

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Step 2: Build your profile

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email. And when you view your account, you can click on your Profile tab to customize your details:

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You can add anything relevant to your career here. Click Edit Bio to upload a short introduction about yourself.

If you have an existing resume, you can click the purple Import resume button. Otherwise, you can fill out each section.

Add any work experience, education, licenses and certifications, skills, traits, volunteering, and links.

Step 3: View your progress

When you’re ready, you can switch to the Resume tab. The details you entered in the Profile tab will automatically fill your resume.

When you click on the document, you can choose to download or share the file:

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Step 4: Download your resume

If you choose to download the file, it’ll save it to your computer and be formatted as a PDF.

Here’s an example:

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If you’re not happy with your details or you’ve made a mistake, simply go back into the Profile tab and edit the relevant section. Then, download your resume again.

You’ll be given a link to a digital version of your resume. It’ll look something like this: https://www.jobcase.com/profiles/ 8sYZBtCbJKqACQ0r622sK9Lo.

Tips for filling out your Jobcase profile

You may think that just getting the right words and key phrases in your resume is a winning strategy. But, once you get past the automated applicant tracking system (ATS), your resume still has to pass the review of a very human hiring manager.

While most applicant tracking systems follow similar rules, every hiring manager is different. So, what can you do to make sure your resume stands out when it gets in the hands of a hiring manager?

There are a few things you can do to give your Jobcase profile a competitive edge. Here are our top tips:

1. Read the job description

When you apply for a position, look at the words your prospective employer has used in the job description.

If you think you qualify for the role, make sure your phrasing matches theirs. Do you have any of the skills and experience they’ve mentioned? If you do, highlight it on your resume.

Not only will you impress the hiring manager, but when you use the same language as the job description, it’ll be more ATS-friendly.

2. Add volunteer work to your resume

Volunteer work can be anything from being a caregiver for your family to working in your local food pantry.

If you’ve been busy doing something, add your experience to the Volunteer section of your resume.

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Just like any other job, you should include the dates and responsibilities. Employers who see that you've been busy while unemployed will be more likely to see you as a self-motivated, hard worker.

3. Focus on soft skills

Soft skills are transferable and can benefit any employer. Examples of soft skills include time management, conflict resolution, teamwork, good communication, and problem-solving.

When you fill out your Jobcase profile, there’s a section dedicated to your skills. You may have learned these skills in a previous job, at school, volunteering, or playing sports.

If you’re invited to a job interview, you may be asked to share examples of how you’ve used your soft skills.

The good news is when you use the Jobcase Resume builder, you can choose from a list of the most desirable soft skills.

4. Add a personal touch with traits

We’re going to assume you know yourself pretty well by now. You know if you're good-humored or serious, cautious or bold. Why not add some personality to your resume?

In the Traits section, you can choose up to five key traits that accurately describe you. We’ve created phrases to match the traits, and they can be automatically added to your resume.

Employers want to know who you are and what work you've done. A bad culture fit can be just as damaging as an unqualified hire, so employers want to know you’re the right match.

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Create an instant resume on Jobcase

When you sign up for a Jobcase profile, you’ll open up a range of features. Besides having access to our community discussions and job recommendations, you can create a personalized resume.

With our resume builder, you can add your job history, skills, traits, education, and other revelation information. You don’t have to worry about formatting or design because this all happens automatically.

With just a few clicks, your details will be transformed into a PDF resume that can be shared online or printed. And, if you need to make edits, your resume will update in an instant.

So, save yourself some time and let Jobcase build a resume you can be truly proud of. Check out what other Jobcase members have to say about Jobcase.

Ready to start your job search? Visit our job board. Or, browse our resource center for more articles like this one.

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