Lately I seem to be helping a bunch of friends fine tune their resumes. Here are a couple of general pointers for you.
First and most important, unless you are a teacher working on a college teaching career your resume is better on the shorter side. When a hiring manager looks at a stack of 80+ resumes the last thing they need is for someone to take up a three pages when one page will do. I regularly view over 100 resumes a week. The ones that stand out the most are the shortest. Keep it to a page. Probably the only person that is as interested in your list of 73 things you did at that job is you.
Emphasize the most important things. If you are going to include information about the dates you worked somewhere, make it small print or put it at the end of a listing. You really need to stop and ponder for each position you list the most important information you can relay to the reader. There are times someone will drone on for a half a page about their Accounting experience. NO NEED!!! Make three or four points then move on.
is the Senior Vice-President of Human Capital and Investment at masterthebusiness.com and a Senior Recruiter for an International Construction Firm.
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