1. Your resume is a marketing tool, you are trying to sell yourself
to employers and recruiters. Your resume should be up to date, easy to
read and should reflect your experience, skills, education and
certifications. Always include up to date contact information.
2. Make sure there are no typos in your resume.
Proofread your resume, and have someone else proofread it before sending
it to employers.
3. Include a valid email and phone number, not your WORK email or
WORK phone number.
4. If you choose to include an OBJECTIVE at the top of your resume,
make it brief and to the point. Your resume will be reviewed for 30
seconds, you need to get the attention of the hiring employer to make it
to a fuller review of your credentials.
5. 2 page resumes are best unless you have written extensively in
your field and wish to include lists of those accomplishments.
6. Tailor your resume for the job. You may need to have
several resumes based on the job you are seeking. For example, you
may be seeking a consultant position and a corporate public relations
position. Create a resume to highlight your consulting experience
and another resume highlighting your corporate public relations
7. We recommend hiring a professional resume writer to write your
resume whether it is your first job or you are an experienced employee.
The resume writer will assist you in the type of resume (chronological or
functional) and give you other advice on formatting your resume that makes
it easy for employers to focus on your strengths and skills.
To find a Resume Writer we recommend visiting these Web
National Resume Writers Association
The National Resume Writers' Association
(NRWA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to
promoting high standards of excellence.
Professional Association Of Resume
The Professional Association of Resume
Writers & Career Coaches.