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Exchange Resumes with Colleagues to Improve Yours

Mihir Patkar , Gawker Media

Exchange Resumes with Colleagues to Improve Yours

Ask your colleagues for their resumes and show them yours in return. You'll learn how you can better describe your job or company, and get insights on the skill sets you need for your career.

How a co-worker talks about a project you both worked on or the company you both work with can tell you how to better pitch it in your CV. Chances are, they'll learn something from your resume too. Plus, seeing their skill set can serve as inspiration to figure out where you need to go in your career.

Lifehacker reader Manish says you will also find out interesting facts or numbers to back up your resume, which can have an impact on a recruiter. When you read a colleague's portfolio and see something like, "Works at Company L, ranked 3rd in the world by XYZ experts," it can make an impression on you. And if it makes an impression on you, it'll have that effect on others too, so put that information in your CV as well.

Gather the right information and you can make your resume look impressive despite not having much to say.

Thanks Manish!

Photo by Michael Nutt.

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