Having a powerful and poignant resume to hand over to employers is important for sure. In fact, these days, resumes are often submitted electronically. You can be rest assured that a printed copy will be in the hand of the person interviewing you, however, and your resume says a lot about you. A good resume needs to be short and succinct, informative but to the point, and here are some tips that can help you build one powerfully.
Some tips are more general, but they need to be stated anyway. For example, you need to use a template. Failure to use a resume template is going to make yours look a little off. You also want to use a basic font. You are trying to make your resume stand out, yes, but not in terms of appearance. It’s the verbage and information provided that matters.
Numbers are good to use in appropriate places in terms of quanitfying accomplishments. Be sure that all of your contact information is up to date and crystal clear. Be sure to include that references section, and you want to have chosen the best people to speak to both your abilities and your character.
The formatting of your resume does matter, and you’re going to have to rework sections as you continue filling it out. You might end up realizing that your resume is a little long. In printed form, it needs to be no longer than a page, hands down.
Now let’s be clear, every part of your resume is important. Yet with a weak objective statement at the top, you’re going to get passed over. You need to let potential employers know why you want the job and why you’re the best person for the job. Yes, you can do that with one strong objective statement.