- Format – as concise, to the point, and easy to read as possible – don’t write a novel (insert smiley face here)
- The EXPERIENCE section is by far the most important section of the resume – use action oriented and descriptive bullet points to show how you can do the job for which you are applying
- The OBJECTIVE is no longer cool – your objective is the job – don’t waste the real estate
- Dates should be on the RIGHT – years only, no months
- In general, go back only 15 years unless there are SIGNIFICANT achievements before – even if you’re older, don’t let them know it (50 is the new 30)
- Don’t list run-of-the-mill skills; i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, MS Word—makes you look like you’re behind the times
- Send references on a separate sheet but not until you’re asked
- CONTACT INFO – Don’t label phone numbers, fax numbers or your address; only cell and email should be listed
- When you save your resume, name it so someone else understands what it is ex: david.lyons.resume.doc
- The things that you think are necessary – what are the things you believe should or shouldn’t be in a resume? For a sample resume visit this link and click the SAMPLE RESUME tab.
Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFXCUSyyS4
What are some other things that should be considered when writing a resume?