Tips for Writing an Effective Resume
1.Format Your Resume Wisely
-Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings
-Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader’s eye
-Use bullets to call attention to important points
2.Identify Accomplishments not Just Job Descriptions
-Focus on what you did in the job, not what your job was there’s a difference
-Include a one or two top line job description first, then list your accomplishments
-Accomplishments should be unique to you, not just a list of what someone else did
3. Quantify Your Accomplishments
-Include and highlight specific achievements that present a comprehensive picture of
-Quantify your achievements to ensure greater confidence in the hiring manager and thereby
generate interest percentages, dollars, number of employees, etc.
4. Cater Your Resume for the Industry
-Your accomplishments, error-free writing, grammatically-correct, clean, crisp type and
paper will make the impression for you.
-Grab a hiring manager’s attention right from the beginning, remembering you.
-Personal business contacts, people you’ve worked for or who worked for you