Picture this, you submit your less than perfect resume to a potential employer, he reads it, sees a mistake or two and tosses it in the trash. How is that for a first impression? Believe it or not this happens more often than you would think. In today's competitive job market, you simply can't afford to send out a resume that's less than perfect.
Develop a High Impact Resume On average, an employer spends 20 seconds reviewing a resume. This is a very small window to make a positive impression. Located below are a few easy tips that you can consider to perfect your resume and land an interview:
• Develop a mutually-beneficial objective if you decide to even use one
• Include bullet points to make your resume easy to read.
• Incorporate action words and quantify your accomplishments, whenever possible.
• Limit your resume to 1-2 pages.
• Be uniform and consistent in the use of italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining.
• Target your resume to the job in which you are applying. Review the job description and revise accordingly.
• Avoid using terms that are specific to past jobs or companies that not everyone will understand.
• List your experiences (with recent experiences first) before your educational background, unless you are a recent college graduate.