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Resume Critique Form

Use this form to rate your resume, or have someone familiar with your career field rate it. Grade the resume in each category as either EXCELLENT, AVERAGE, or POOR. Write in suggestions for improvement.

ITEM Excellent Average Poor *Unknown Improvements
1. Appearance
Does it look good without reading it?
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2. Format
Was the best format used to sell your strengths?
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3. Skills
Is the resume skill based?
Count the skills _________
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4. Keywords
Are keywords and phrases easy to identify?
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5. Focus
Does the content point to your employment objective?
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6. Scannability
Is it designed to be easily read by a scanning system?
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7. Proofing
Is it free from grammar, spelling or typing errors?
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8. Length
Is it a reasonable length?
. . . . .
9. Integrity
Is it an honest presentation of your best?
. . . . .
10. Appropriate
Does the content capture an employer's interest?
. . . . .
* If you are unsure then review these topics before finishing your resume.

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