From a Hiring Manager’s perspective, these resume tips are the most effective for receiving an interview and winning the position. This template should apply across all domains.
1. Keep it Direct:
Your work experience is the most important. Remove "fluff" (Profile Summary, Interests, etc) as it disguises the important information, which are keywords and responsibilities in your work experience section.
2. Format, Keep it Professional:
The most successful resumes are tidy, with a Times New Roman or Calibri size 11 or 12 font.
Use a proper font, and avoid using an original resume template.
Job entries should include the company / your position on the left margin and the date on the right margin.
3. Include 5-10 bullet points max for each job:
Keep it concise: Your resume should be clear, concise, and easy to read. Stick to one or two pages maximum, especially if you're early in your career. Use bullet points and concise sentences to convey information.
Describe the project or mission of your work; followed by the responsibilities, including the tools or technologies used, how you delivered results and the impact this had.
4. Tailor it to the job:
Customize your resume for each job you apply for. Highlight the skills, experiences, and achievements that are most relevant to the position. Research the company and use keywords from the job description to make your resume stand out.
5. Only include the past 10 years of experience:
Ideally, your resume should include the past 10 years of working experience. Then subsequent sections including: Skills / Technologies, Education and Certifications.
If you have questions regarding your resume (regardless of experience) feel free to send it to one of our partners and we will gladly work on it with you. #resume