Katharine Hansen has pointed out some important tips for improving a resume. Resume is the first thing that presents yourself for a job – it is important to get it clear and reader-friendly. Katharine suggested ten practical tips for significant improvements on your resume:
Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly.
Follow “The Resume Ingredients Rule.”
Eliminate “responsibilities” words from your resume vocabulary.
Eliminate clutter from your resume.
Use strong, concrete verbs to describe your jobs, and don’t mix noun and verb phrases.
Focus on describing past job activities that highlight the skills you most like to use and want to use in your next job.
Don’t fret about the one-page resume rule.
Make sure your resume has a sharp focus.
Don’t list too much experience on your resume.
Be sure the reader will understand all the acronyms and jargon you use in your resume.
I concur on Make sure your resume has a sharp focus. When i scan candidate’s resumes, I am looking for keywords, especially objective statement or summary if they mentioned. Those will save employer’s time and able to highlight your skills or experiences in a pool of candidates.
Be sure to read each of the explanation by Katharine on each points from the post.