Create a stand-out resume with Acrobat

In today’s job market, your resume is one of the most important resources for job seekers. Learn how to get noticed with tips from Adobe.

Create a stand-out resume with Acrobat.

In today’s digital job market, your resume is one of your most important resources. For most job applications, it’s your first impression, your pitch, and your personality all rolled into one. If it’s strong, it could also be your ticket to the next stage of the interview process.

That’s why it’s critical to put time and effort into creating and maintaining your resume before you ever start applying to jobs. And by sending your resume as a PDF, the most widely used and universally trusted file format, you can feel confident that hiring managers will see the content exactly how you intended, on whatever device they use. Adobe Acrobat makes converting your resume to PDF quick and painless with our online PDF conversion tool you can try for free.

Tips for creating a resume

Before diving into specific resume recommendations, there are a few important things you should keep in mind about what an effective resume looks like.

Choosing the right resume structure

Most resumes fall into one of three styles: chronological, functional, or hybrid. They each have their strengths and purposes. Knowing which one is right for you will depend on where you are in your career, as well as what types of jobs you’re looking for.

Choosing the right resume content

Once you’ve chosen your resume format, you need to select the specific content you want to share. Depending on which format you’ve chosen, you may include some or all of these content categories.

Contact Info: At the top of your resume, regardless of its format, you should include your:

Education: Your education section should include:

Work experience: This is the largest and most important section of most resumes, sharing details of the work experience you have that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. Each entry should contain:

Skills: This is where you list specific skills and abilities you have that will help you succeed in the desired position. Generally, you should list two types of skills:

Keep your resume up to date

To avoid completely rewriting your resume every few years, keep it updated regularly with new contact information, job titles or promotions, and professional achievements or skill certifications. You may also want to remove information from your resume over time to make it as relevant and impactful as possible to the role you’re applying for.

Acrobat also allows you to edit a PDF of your resume. Subscribe to Adobe Acrobat or sign up to try Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for free for seven days to add, remove, or edit PDF text.

With the help of Acrobat Pro DC or Acrobat online PDF tools, you can put your best foot forward in your job search and once you’ve landed your ideal position.