Resume Tips

first impression is the last impression

* Create a professional email address & use the updated contact information
* Include LinkedIn Link
* Use reverse-chronological order
* Align your content to the left to make it skimmable
* Make strategic use of bold, caps, and italics
* Choose an attractive & readable font; set your font size to 10-12 points and use a single font across the document
* Give your sections simple subheadings
* Lose the phrase “References Available Upon Request”
* Make sure you’ve created margins
* Balance your text and white space
* Name your files properly & consider saving a copy of your resume as a PDF
* Draw attention to your promotions
* Write explanations for large gaps in your career history
* Target your document to the specific job
* Add achievements to your experience section & Quantify your achievements
* Make good use of the top third of your resume – Grab attention quickly
* Include a resume summary or objective BUT Avoid a “selfish” sounding Career Objective
* Show outcomes from your contributions
* Showcase your soft skills & Show off specialized skills (SELL Yourself)
* Highlight your technical knowledge
* Use keywords BUT AVOID overuse of technical jargons
* Has too many or too few bullet points
* Avoid weak bullet points being displayed before strong ones
* Spell out the Acronyms used
* Do not include salary on your resume
* Use online proofreading tools, additionally have a human proofread your resume
* Back Up Your Resume

Source: Techno Wise