It seems like there are always new rules for resumes out there, and it can be tricky to ascertain if yours will meet expectation. FORTUNE provides words of wisdom to help keep you relevant. Among their tips are the following:
Tip 1: Pay Attention to Format
With recruiters receiving so many resumes each day, it is important that your resume stands out. One of the best ways to stand out, according to FORTUNE, is to spice up your resume with a design that catches the reader’s attention. Balance your resume’s design with a smooth, clear look and add a pop of color and sleek font to give your resume a tightened-up presentation.
Tip 2: Make the Top Count
Career Coach Jennifer Braganza says that the top one-third of your resume is what the recruiter scans to determine if they will read the rest of your resume. With this in mind, you should make sure the top of your resume grabs attention and points the reader to important information such as work samples or a personal website.
Tip 3: Show Key Work Metrics
When crafting your work experience section, don’t just list titles and dates. FORTUNE recommends using the few lines that you have to weave a story for the recruiters. Use bullet points to back your claims with relevant facts and figures and highlights instances where you did work above and beyond what was expected of you.
New source: http://fortune.com/2017/04/19/resume-job-search-tips/
Note: This blog was originally published July 21, 2011 and updated April 13, 2018.