5 Resume Tips

1. Don’t Put Everything on There
Your resume should not list every work experience you’ve
ever had. Think of your resume not as a complete list of your career history,
but as a document selling you as the perfect person for the job. For each
resume you send out, you’ll want to highlight only the accomplishments and
skills that are most relevant to the job at hand (even if that means you don’t
include all of your experience).
2. Keep it to a Page
The two- (or more!) page resume is okay when there’s just
that much you need to say, but the bottom line is this—you want the information
here to be concise, and making yourself keep it to one page is a good way to
force yourself to do this. If you truly have enough relevant and important
experience, training, and credentials to show on more than one page of your
resume, then go for it. But if you can tell the same story in less space? Do.
3. Keep it Simple
Keep it simple. Use a basic but modern font, like Helvetica,
Arial, or Century Gothic. Make your resume easy on hiring managers’ eyes by
using a font size between 10 and 12 and leaving a healthy amount of white space
on the page.
4. Make Your Contact Info Prominent
You don’t need to include your address on your resume
anymore (really!), but you do need to make sure to include a phone number and
professional email address (not your work address!) as well as other places the
hiring manager can find you on the web, like your LinkedIn profile and Twitter
5. Bring it Down a Level
You may be tempted to throw in tons of industry jargon so
you sound like you know what you’re talking about, but ultimately you want your
resume to be understandable to the average person. Remember that the first
person who sees your resume might be a recruiter, an assistant, or even a
high-level executive—and you want to be sure that it is readable, relevant, and
interesting to all of them.

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