A resume is a marketing tool – an advertisement of
yourself. Its purpose is not to get you a job right away, but an interview. As
such, it should be short, attractive, informative and personal. The most
important quality your resume should have “scanability” – it should be
easy on the eyes, clear, and a quick read.
Visual Appeal The resume should be clear, uncluttered, and
visually appealing. Important items should be immediately identifiable. Use
attractive typeface such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Bookman 11 or 12 font
point sizes are recommended. Make sure your font styles are consistent all
throughout the document.
Language Resume language should be simple, crisp, expressive
and personal. Make the reader pay attention by using action words that convey
Sell Yourself! Use the space to highlight your achievements.
What skills did you master? What did you achieve? Why should they hire you? Give
them a clearer picture by not only including your job responsibilities but more
importantly what you accomplished. Whenever possible, quantify the results
Other Info Tout your talents and interests. Although this
section is optional, it can be the most important of all. But don’t lie, or
your “a capella” singing may be tested at the first company function.
easy to post your resume online for prospective recruiters and or employers to
view. When it's tough to find the right person for a job, very often recruiters
and employers will use resume databases to search out prospective employees,
even before they post a job. Don't miss out on these opportunities.